How the University is managed
The University of Bradford is governed through its Court, Council and Senate.
The University also has a Senior Management Team (SMT) who oversee the strategic direction of the University. The Senior Team, Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Academic Deans and non-Academic Directors make up the Executive Board.
Full details of the Governance of the University can be found on the Governance web pages.
Chair of Council
Baroness Ann Taylor
Chair of Council and Pro-Chancellor
Baroness Ann Taylor was appointed Chair of Council and Pro-Chancellor at the University of Bradford with effect from 1 August 2015.
Baroness Taylor has a long association with Bradford, having graduated with a BSc in Politics and History from the University in 1969. She also received an Honorary Doctorate of the University in 1997 for her public life and political achievements.
She is one of The Labour Party’s most experienced politicians, beginning her political career as MP for Bolton West in 1974, serving more recently as MP for Dewsbury.
She has held many senior positions both in government and opposition, including Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons. She became Leader of the House of Commons in 1997 before being appointed Government Chief Whip.
She was Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee from 2001-2005. She has since served as a Government Minister in the House of Lords, as Minister for Defence Equipment and Support and Minister for International Defence and Security. She has also served as a Representative on the Council of Europe and the Western European Union. She became a Life Peer in 2005.
She is Chair of the following: Governance and Nominations, Remunerations, Ethics Committee, Investment Committee; and a member of Honorary Degrees Committee.
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Professor Shirley Congdon
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. She is passionate about the student experience and committed to creating excellence in learning and teaching. She believes that the cultivation of an environment in which students and staff are supported to be outstanding and creative will enhance student success.
Professor Congdon's professional and academic expertise lies within the area of health and social care service modernisation & cultural change, research methods and evidence-based practice. She has worked within the field of higher education for 22 years during which time she has held a number of senior posts in a number of Higher Education Institutes.
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Tel: 01274 23 3091
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. He worked in the water industry for 15 years before returning to the University of Birmingham as a Senior Lecturer in 2005. He was promoted to Reader in 2011 and Professor of Environmental Engineering in 2013. During his time at Birmingham, John was, at various times, Head of Civil Engineering, Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and, latterly, Director of Internationalisation for the College.
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Professor Zahir Irani
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation and Quality)
Doctor Pam Bagley
Dean of the Faculty of Health Studies
Dr Pamela Bagley is the Dean of the Faculty 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.
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Professor Alastair Goldman
Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences
Joining the University of Bradford in July 2017, Professor Alastair Goldman is the Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences. With a first degree in Genetics at Queen Mary College he became a research assistant at East Birmingham Hospital and undertook his PhD research in the Regional Cytogenetics and DNA Diagnostic Laboratory.
He later joined the National Cancer Institute in the National Institutes of Health, USA, followed by 4 years as a postdoc. He then took up a lectureship in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at The University of Sheffield, teaching clinical and molecular genetics and continuing research with an emphasis on genetic influences on repair of broken DNA during meiosis.
In 2012 he became head of the department in Sheffield where he oversaw the growth of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, increasing student numbers and research income.
Professor Goldman has been published in many high-ranking journals, including The Lancet, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Nucleic Acids Research, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Computer Biology and Molecular Cell.
His research interests are centred on the meiotic cell division, which is essential for fertility of sexually reproducing organisms. The main scope of his work includes chromosome organisation, chromosome segregation and DNA double-strand break repair. These fundamental aspects of cell biology are central to understanding the Eukaryotic life cycle, improving crop species through breeding programmes and human health; as their function is critical to the avoidance of cancer and ageing
Contact detailsEmail: A.Goldman1@bradford.ac.uk
Professor Martin Priest
Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics
Joined the University of Bradford as the 50th Anniversary Chair – Professor of Tribology in 2015, became Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Transfer for the Faculty later that year, Interim Dean in 2016 and Dean in May 2017. An experienced engineering academic and industrial consultant involved in the multidisciplinary field of tribology (study and application of the principles of friction, lubrication and wear) since 1987.
Martin is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in the UK. Prior to joining the University of Bradford he held the Jost Chair of Engineering Tribology at the University of Leeds, where he has spent the majority of his career to date.
His major research interests are fundamental studies of lubrication, friction and wear; application of tribology to engineering system design, efficiency and reliability; the tribology of internal combustion engines and polymer tribology.
Martin has an established publication and funding track record with the UK research councils, the EU and industry and was awarded the 2015 Tribology Silver Medal (national award in recognition of an exceptionally meritorious contribution to the science and technology of tribology) by the Tribology Trust, UK (administered by the IMechE).
He was elevated to the prestigious grade of Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), USA in 2017. Only the fourth recipient in the UK out of the 140 Fellowships awarded globally since they introduced this distinction in 1971.
Associate Editor of the academic journals Tribology Transactions (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, USA, Taylor & Francis) and the Journal of Engineering Tribology (IMechE, UK, SAGE). Chair of the IMechE Automobile Division for Yorkshire (UK) and External Examiner for undergraduate Engineering degrees at Durham University.
Directors of Professional Services Directorates
Professor Udy Archibong MBE
Director of 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'.
Uduak was listed in the New Year Honours list 2015 and was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to higher education and equality.
Contact detailsEmail: U.E.Archibong@bradford.ac.uk
Tel: 01274 233816
Mr Mark Garratt
Director of External Affairs
Mark has spent over 30 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 (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 Confused.com, before taking up a senior interim management career with organisations such as Open University, Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, Yell Group Plc, British Airways and Barnardos.
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 and communications as well as UK and International recruitment strategies for both institutions. He was appointed as Director of External Affairs, as a member of the Executive Board at the University of Bradford, in June 2013.
Roles and responsibilities:
Mark is responsible for Marketing and Communications as well as Student Recruitment, locally, nationally and internationally. He is also responsible for the University’s Student Admissions and Alumni, Development and External Partner Engagement. He manages the Dubai Campus and the Office in Beijing. All these operations form part of the Directorate of External Affairs.
Register of interests:
- Co-opted Member of the Commercialisation Division, Leeds City College
- Board Member City of Bradford UNESCO City of Film
- Member of Advisory Board, Bradford Literature Festival
- Board Member of Active Bradford
- Chair of Advisory Board, Theatre in the Mill
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Mr Stuart McKinnon-Evans
Chief Finance Officer
Stuart joined the University as Chief Finance Officer in February 2018.
He has over 30 years' experience in public sector financial management, 12 of which at Board level. His sector experience includes local and central government, further and higher education, health, charities, and capital markets. He has worked in line and consultancy roles, predominantly in large and complex organisations. He has been Finance Director for The Pension, Disability and Carers Service; for Bradford Council, where he spent 6 years; and now the University of Bradford. He was a management consultant with Deloitte, which included 9 months in Russia. He was also the Treasurer for 8 years of ADD International, a charity specialising in supporting people with disabilities.
Qualified with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, his core specialism is not-for-profit financial strategy and management. In addition, he has been responsible for corporate services including procurement, IT, legal, property, HR, planning and organisation performance, tax collection, insurance and assurance, as well as commercial services. In the last 10 years, his focus has been cost reduction, helping organisations reshape to remain effective and sustainable.
In his earlier career, he taught English as a foreign language at the Humboldt University in Berlin, and worked as a translator. He graduated in Modern Languages here at Bradford in 1983, and has an MPhil in European Studies. Outside work he enjoys jazz, cycling, Northern hills, and playing in a ukulele band, but not usually all at the same time.
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.
She oversees the University’s Human Resources, Organisational Development and Health, Safety and Wellbeing Services and is passionate about people. Her 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.
PA: Katrina JenningsEmail: K.Jennings@bradford.ac.uk
Tel: 01274 23 5370
Academic Registrar (Director of Student and Academic Services)
Nikki joined the University in September 2014, and is responsible for registry and student administration, student services, and quality assurance and enhancement.
Nikki has spent over 15 years working in Higher Education administration and management. Prior to joining the University, she was Chief Operating Officer in the Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology at Leeds Beckett University, where she led a team of over 100 student support and professional services staff, as well as undertaking cross-institutional projects in regulatory and process review and continuous improvement. Before moving to Leeds, Nikki held a number of roles in Higher Education Institutions in London, including Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Imperial College London, the Institute of Education, University College London and King’s College London.
Nikki completed a first degree and an MPhil in Social Anthropology at Swansea University and holds an MBA in Higher Education Management from the University of London.
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Director of Quality and Teaching Enhancement
Riley joined the University as University Secretary in 2019.
Riley is a highly experienced corporate governance professional with an extensive background in UK higher education governance, policy development and public and administrative law.
Riley was previously the Head of Governance at Glasgow Caledonian University, leading the delivery of effective and comprehensive governance support for the University and its governing body. Prior to this, Riley worked with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, supporting the governing body through the delivery of effective governance support and advice.
Before moving to the UK from Australia in 2012, Riley was a senior lawyer with the Australian Tax Practitioners Board and was an auditor for the Australian Taxation Office.
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