Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement

The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement leads on the strategy underpinning the University's development of global partnerships.

Role and responsibilities

The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement:

  • is responsible for external engagement activities across the University
  • develops strategic global partnerships that enrich the student experience and enhance research excellence (with Schools and Faculties)
  • develops the University's civic engagement agenda (in partnership with the City of Bristol and its communities)
  • provides academic leadership of other aspects of the University's external relations activity, including home and international student recruitment, admissions, marketing, communications and alumni relations and development.

Post holder

Professor Agnes Nairn (she/her) became Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement in March 2022.

Professor Agnes Nairn's biography

Agnes Nairn was previously Chair of Marketing in the University’s School of Management and International Director in the Faculty of Social Science and Law. Prior to this, she was Dean of Hult International Business School in London and Professor of Marketing at EMLyon Business School in France. Her research focuses broadly on the ethics and regulation of marketing to children. She has served as Special Advisor to the UK House of Lords Communication Committee’s inquiry ‘UK Advertising in a Digital Age’, and her research on social media eSports gambling advertising has informed proposed regulatory reforms. She has been invited to join over 30 international multi-stakeholder projects with public, private and third sector organisations ranging from UNICEF, UN, and Brazilian Justice Ministry, to Unilever, Coca-Cola and Public Health England. Her academic positions were preceded by an eclectic career as an English teacher in Sri Lanka, a political pollster in USA, a commercial tour operator, and a market research entrepreneur. In 2020, she was appointed Distinguished International Visiting Faculty at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai.


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