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Senior Management Team (SMT)

Professor Brian Cantor, CBE


Brian Cantor is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford. Before that he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of York; before that Professor of Materials and Head of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Oxford; and before that a research scientist and engineer at GE Corporate Research Labs in the USA. He is acknowledged as a world authority on materials manufacturing. He was Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and was awarded a CBE for services to higher education in the 2013 New Year’s Honours.

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Professor John Bridgeman

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer)

John Bridgeman joined the University as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer in October 2017.  John studied Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham and completed an MSc and PhD in Water Science and Engineering at Cranfield University.

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Professor Gwendolen Bradshaw

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching and Quality)

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching and Quality), Professor Bradshaw oversees the strategic development of learning and teaching to ensure we provide an outstanding, high quality experience for all our students.

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Professor Shirley Congdon

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Professor Congdon's portfolio carries responsibility for the strategic development and oversight of the standard and quality of learning and teaching and the student experience.

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Ms Alison Jones

University Secretary (Director of Planning, Legal and Governance)

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

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Ms Joanne Marshall

Director of Human Resources and OD

Joanne Marshall was appointed as Director of Human Resources and OD at the University of Bradford in December 2013.

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Professor Bill McCarthy

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations)

Bill McCarthy is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations), and Honorary Professor of Health Policy at the University of Bradford.

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Emily Wolton

Strategic Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor (commencing post 10 July 2017)

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