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Senior Management Team, Deans and Directors - Contact details

Senior Management Team

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Senior Management Team
Name and Contact DetailsBiography and Interests

Professor Brian Cantor, CBE

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Phone: 01274 233011.

Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Brian Cantor is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford.  He is acknowledged as a world authority on materials manufacturing and is a Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was awarded a CBE for services to higher education in the 2013 New Year's Honours.

He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Christ’s College, Cambridge University. He has worked at universities including Sussex, Oxford, York and Bradford, and for companies including Alcan, Elsevier, General Electric and Rolls-Royce.  He has advised organisations such as NASA, the EU, and UK, Dutch, Spanish and German government agencies, and was a member of the Sainsbury Review of UK science and innovation. He has chaired and been on the board of many companies and agencies, including Isis Innovation, the Kobe Institute, the UK Universities Pensions Forum, the White Rose Consortium, Yorkshire Innovation, Leeds and York Economic Partnerships, the National Science Learning Centre, the National Media Museum, the Centre for Low Carbon Futures, and the Worldwide Universities Network. He founded the Begbroke Science Park at Oxford and led the Heslington East campus development at York.

His research has investigated the manufacture of materials and has contributed to fundamental scientific advances as well as improvements in many industrial products.  He has supervised over 130 research students and postdocs, published over 300 papers and books, given over 100 invited talks in more than 15 countries, and is on the ISI List of Most Cited Researchers. He was awarded the Ismanam Prize, the York Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Rosenhain and Platinum Medals of the Institute of Materials.  He is an Honorary Professor at Shenyang, Zhejiang and Nanjing Universities and the Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore, an Honorary Member of the Indian Institute of Metals, a Member of Academia Europea and the World Technology Network, and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, the Institute of Physics, the Chartered Management Institute and the Royal Academy of Engineering.


Ms Sally Neocosmos, OBE

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Phone: 01274 23313.

Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations)

Professor Barry Winn

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Phone: 01274 235566.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development)

Professor Barry Winn was appointed to the post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development) at the University of Bradford in June 2011 and took up his position in September 2011. He worked at the University between 1994 and 2003 as Professor of Optometry, Head of Department and as the inaugural Dean of Life Sciences. He has served on a number of national committees such as EPSRC KT panel and has Chaired the Quality Assurance Agency benchmarking group on Subjects Allied to Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a former educational advisor to the General Optical Council.

He was Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of Hull between 2003 and 2008. He served on a number of community and business related groups such as the Wilberforce 2007 Committee, World Trade Centre steering committee, the Humber Economic Partnership Strategy Group and was a board member and non-executive director of the Institute of Knowledge Transfer.

Professor Shirley Congdon

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Phone: 01274 236018.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)

My Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) portfolio carries responsibility for the strategic development and oversight of the standard and quality of learning and teaching and the student experience.

I am passionate about the student experience and committed to creating excellence in learning and teaching. I believe that the cultivation of an environment in which students and staff are supported to be outstanding and creative will enhance student success.

I have worked within the field of higher education for 22 years during which time I have held a number of Senior posts in a number of Higher Education Institutes. My professional and academic expertise lies within the area of health and social care service modernisation & cultural change, research methods and evidence-based practice.

I am on stakeholder Governor of the Board of Bradford District Care Trust (shadow format), a Governor of Leeds College of Art, a member of the Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber, representing the regions Higher Education Institutes, and member of The Council of Deans for the UK.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Ref. 31372.

I am a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

I am a member of  NHS Yorkshire and Humber Regional Leadership Council.

I have two current recorded qualifications with Nursing and Midwifery Council. PIN: 79J3221E.


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Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer)


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Director of Finance

Ms Joanne Marshall

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Phone: 01274 235370.

Director of Human Resources

Joanne Marshall was appointed as Director of HR at the University of Bradford in December 2013.

She oversees the University’s Human Resources, Organisational Development and Health and Safety services. The aim is to provide first class, supportive and innovative professional leadership, expertise and services to help drive delivery of the University’s mission, objectives and business plan.

Joanne has worked in Human Resources within both the private and public sectors, for over 18 years and is originally from a nursing background, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to support Bradford in its transformation agenda. Previously the Director of Organisational Culture Development at NHS England she developed and lead on a number of OD programmes aimed at creating and supporting a new culture in order to sustain the achievement of the national priorities and objectives of NHS England. Prior to this she was the Executive Director of Workforce & OD Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust where her portfolio included, Strategic HR, Organisational Development, Learning & Development, Communications & Engagement and Corporate Services.

She is also currently the Vice president for HPMA, a school governor and the Director of a local drama group 'HeyKids' for children aged 8 - 18.



Deans and Directors

Deans of School

Deans of School
Name and Contact DetailsBiography and Interests

Professor Julian Chaudhuri

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Phone: 01274 234021.

Dean of the School of Engineering and Informatics

Julian Chaudhuri was appointed as Dean of the School of Engineering & Informatics in February 2014. Prior to moving to Bradford he spent over 20 years at the University of Bath where he was Professor of Biochemical & Biomedical Engineering, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering (2007-2013) and Associate Dean for the Faculty of Engineering & Design (2010-2013). He holds BSc(Eng) and PhD degrees in Biochemical Engineering obtained from University College London, and the University of Reading respectively. He is also a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and has served as a member of IChemE Council.

Professor Chaudhuri was a co-founder of Bath's Centre for Regenerative Medicine in 2003 and served as its Deputy Director for 7 years. His research is in tissue engineering at the interface between engineering, biological sciences and medicine - this is where the most interesting problems exist. Specifically his work addresses the development of biodegradable biomaterials and bioreactor systems for stem cell culture and three-dimensional tissue engineering. 

Dr. Pam Bagley

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Phone: 01274 236281.

Dean of the School of Health Studies

Dr Pamela Bagley is the Dean of the School of Health Studies at the University of Bradford. Originally qualifying as a Physiotherapist Pam worked clinically in Derbyshire, eventually specialising in neurological rehabilitation. She moved to Bradford in 1994 to join the then Bradford and Airedale College of Health, which became part of the University of Bradford in April 1996. Pam developed her teaching interests in the fields of neurology, neurophysiology, research and evidence based practice. Her PhD was in the field of rehabilitation for people who have sustained a stroke.

Pam is a Partner Visitor for the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), undertaking reviews of the standards of Physiotherapy and other health programmes offered by institutions in the UK. She also acts as external examiner for physiotherapy programmes at the University of Brighton and Keele University. Pam is a Member of the Health Education England Yorkshire and the Humber (HEYH), West Yorkshire Partnership Council and the Council of Deans for Health. She is registered with the HCPC and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.



Professor Richard Greene

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Phone: 01274 232222.

Dean of the School of Life Sciences

Professor Greene graduated from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, London as a doctor (with distinction in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics) in 1991. He had previously obtained BSc (First Class) and PhD degrees from the same institution in 1986 and 1989 respectively. After junior hospital posts in medicine, surgery and psychiatry, he moved to the University of Oxford firstly as a Wellcome Trust Mental Health Research Training Fellow and then as Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow. He was appointed to a Lectureship at the University of Sheffield in 1998 and a Senior Lectureship at the University of Bristol in 2001. At Bristol he was part of the MRC Centre for Synaptic Plasticity, Designated Individual under the Human Tissue Act, and founding co-director of the Applied and Integrated Medical Sciences Centre – a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, where his focus was on developing new facilities for the teaching clinical anatomy and surgical skills.

He graduated with an MBA from the University of Bath in 2006 having completed a research project entitled Income from Enterprise: A study of entrepreneurship in the English higher education sector.

In 2008 he was appointed Professor in Anatomy and Head of Department at University College Cork in the Irish Republic and Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol.

He moved to the University of Bradford in 2010 as Dean of the School of Life Sciences where, in addition to a wide range of school and University roles, he continues to develop innovative approaches to the use of medical simulations and the teaching of human neuroanatomy. He is an external examiner at various institutions, a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Professor Jon Reast

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Phone: 01274 234370.

Dean of the School of Management

BA Economics & Social Policy (Leeds), MBA (Leicester), PhD (Leeds).

Professor of Marketing.

Member of the Marketing, Strategy & International Business Group.

Professor Jon Reast is Dean of Bradford University School of Management. Jon has worked in the UK University sector for 20 years, working for a number of top UK Business Schools. Jon’s background is Marketing, and he was formerly Professor of Marketing and Research Cluster Head for Marketing at Bradford. Jon is the co-editor of the Corporate Social Responsibility Section of Journal of Business Ethics. Jon’s teaching specialisms have been Marketing Strategy, Relationship Marketing, Marketing Ethics and CSR and Marketing Communications. Jon has professional marketing experience in healthcare, toiletries, food and beverage sectors, working for companies such as Reckitt & Colman and Kraft General Foods, and has consulted widely. A graduate of Leeds University (BA Econ) and Leicester University (MBA), with a PhD from Leeds University. His research work has previously been published in journals such as, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Psychology and Marketing, Long Range Planning, Journal of Marketing Management, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Advertising Research and International Journal of Advertising.

Prior to working at Bradford University Professor Reast was Head of Department and Director of the Centre for Marketing Innovations and Applications at Hull University Business School (UK), and Director of Marketing MSc Programmes at Leeds University Business School (UK).

Teaching: Mainly in areas of Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Relationship Marketing & Marketing Comminications.

Administration: Cluster Head for Research within the area of Marketing at Bradford University School of Management.Professional Associations: Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM).

Research Interests: Specialises in research relating to marketing ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and relationship marketing.

Research Projects: Having worked for many years on the ethics related to the direct consumer of advertising of prescription drugs, I have more recently been researching the ethics surrounding the gambling industry. A particular focus of my recent research has been on the Manchester regional super-casino bid – how this was developed with the support of various stakeholders, and the difficulties in such an activity gaining legitimacy and ultimate acceptance amongst powerful groups.


Professor John Weiss

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Phone: 01274 235274.

Acting Dean of the School of Social and International Studies

Professor of Development Economics.

John Weiss holds a BA, MA University of Cambridge and D.Phil from University of Sussex. He is the author of seven books and the editor of six books on development issues and has contributed to many of the key development journals. His most recent publications are Economics of Industrial Development, Routledge, 2011 and with David Potts Current Issues in Project Analysis, Edward Elgar, 2012. He has considerable operational experience of economic development problems in Asia, Africa and Latin America having worked for the Asian Development Bank, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank and the United Nations both as a staff member and an advisor. From 2001-06, whilst on long-term leave from the university, he was Director of Research at the Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo.



Directors of the University:

Directors of the University
Name and Contact DetailsBiography and Interests

Professor Udy Archibong

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Phone: 01274 233816.

Director, Centre for Inclusion and Diversity (CfID).

Uduak Archibong is Professor of Diversity at the University of Bradford, UK, where she directs the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity and provides strategic oversight for equality and diversity across the institution. She obtained a BSc [First Class] from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria in 1990 and a PhD from Hull University in 1995. She is Visiting Professor at several international universities, a Fellow of the West African College of Nursing and a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing. She is a member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Uduak is recognised as a thought leader in inclusion and diversity and currently leading in setting agenda to drive research, learning and knowledge exchange activities internationally. She has a sustained, distinguished presence in the field of diversity management and much of her work has focused on inclusive workplaces, representative diversity, diversity-competent leadership in public, private and third sector organisations.

Informed by over 25 years' experience of working in the higher education sector, Uduak’s academic and professional work has major impacts locally, nationally and globally. Key among these impacts is that the body of her research work has provided a robust understanding of the challenges of applying diversity interventions in enhancing workforce diversity and inclusive service delivery. Her research has provided a clear international definition of positive action and application for representational and participative diversity. She is currently leading a major multi-million European Commission funded action research project, GENOVATE, across 7 European Universities.

Uduak has published extensively on inclusion and diversity. She is on the editorial board of a number of academic journals and the Guest Editor of a recently published Special Issue of the Journal of Psychological Issues in Organisational Culture entitled 'Reframing Diversity Interventions in Austere Times'.

Mr Clive Wilson



Phone: 01274 233110.

Director of Estates & Facilities

Responsible for capital and major development of the Estate, Maintenance, Legal Compliance of the estate and estate operations, Environmental Management (inc scope 3 carbon emissions and environmental compliance), biodiversity, energy and carbon management, Ancillary services (cleaning, portering, drivers, post, waste and MI), Security and Commercial Services (accommodation, sports, bars, shops and catering).

  • MSc construction Management;
  • Fellow of the Institute of Building;
  • Member of the Association of University Directors of Estates;
  • Chair AUDE;
  • Self-Assessment Toolkit group Member of AUDE;
  • Sustainability Group Advisor to EAUC and;
  • Green Gown Judge.

Mrs Angela Dobrucki



Phone: 01274 233131.

Head of Finance

Ms Sara Marsh

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Phone: 01274 233303.

Director of Information Services

Sara joined the University of Bradford as Director of Learner Support Services in 2007. She is currently responsible for the Library, IT, Careers, Counselling and Disability Services.

Before coming to Bradford Sara spent 11 years working at Swansea University, where she held the post of Deputy Director of Library and Information Services.

Originally from York, Sara completed a first degree in Modern Languages at the University of Cambridge followed by a Masters' qualification in Librarianship at the University of Sheffield. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

Sara is chair of SCONUL, the Society of College, National and University Librarians, which is a national body for HE library directors in the UK. Her two year term of office in this role comes to an end in June 2014.

In Bradford, Sara is a Member of the Southfield Grange Trust.

Ms Susan Matthews



Phone: 01274 233021.

 Director of Legal Services


Mr Mark Garratt

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Phone: 01274 233090.

Director of External Affairs


Mark has spent over 25 years in Marketing, CRM and Business Development in a variety of high profile private and public sector organisations worldwide.

In his early years he was Marketing Director for Principality Building Society in Wales and Head of Customer Management for Royal & Sun Alliance (and responsible for leading Customer Management for the launch of MORETH>N), before running his own CRM consultancy, helping over 30 companies worldwide to develop effective customer management practices and training programmes.

He was instrumental in setting up, before taking up a senior interim management career with organisations such as Open University, Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, Yell Group Plc and British Airways.

Latterly he has been Director of Marketing, Communications and Student Recruitment for City University London and the University of West London, where he was responsible for developing and leading the marketing, communications and UK/International recruitment strategies for both institutions. He has been Interim Director of Marketing, Recruitment and Development for the University of Bradford since June 2013.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Mark is responsible for the Marketing Communications, UK and International Recruitment, Admissions and Development and Alumni Relations functions for the University on an interim basis.

Register of Interests:

  • Board Member and Trustee of Certitude Group, which is a mental health and learning disability charity based in London and the South East of England;
  • Member of the Marketing Society.

Ms Alison Jones



Phone: 01274 235145.

Director of Planning, Legal and Governance

Alison joined the University in November 2013 and is responsible for strategic and operational planning; project management and business improvement; corporate governance; policy advice and guidance and executive support.

Alison has twenty years of experience of the higher education sector and prior to joining the University was the Head of Strategic Planning at Leeds Metropolitan University. Her first degree was in Literature and Philosophy and she has a Masters in Strategic Decision Making.

She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association and is a member of sector steering groups on the use of third party data and the longitudinal destination of leavers of higher education survey. She has also been a member of the Higher Education Academy working group on using the outputs of the NSS for academic quality enhancement, and contributed to the HEA publication Making it Count which drew together best practice from across the sector. Alison is also a Trustee of the Leeds Weekend Care Association; a charity providing respite care for children with disabilities.

Professor Gwendolen Bradshaw

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Phone: 01274 233820.

Director of Quality Enhancement and Standards.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Register: Registered Nurse;
  • Registered Midwife;
  • EdD;
  • MA;
  • PGCEA- Recorded qualification with the NMC.

Professional Statutory role:

Supervisor of Midwives

Professional role:

QAA Reviewer;
NMC - Lead Midwife Educator.

Professional Membership:

Royal College of Midwives.

Ms Nadira Mirza



Phone: 01274 233221.

 Director of Student Success


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