Meet the team

Profiles and responsibilities of colleagues on the University Executive Board.

Professor Koen Lamberts - President & Vice-Chancellor

President and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Koen Lamberts

Professor Lamberts is a cognitive psychologist with an extensive track record in experimental and theoretical research on human perception and memory, for which he has been awarded prizes from the Experimental Psychology Society and the British Psychological Society.

Professor Koen Lamberts

Professor Gill Valentine - Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Gill Valentine

Working closely with the President and Vice-Chancellor, Gill has the responsibility of delivering a number of the University's key aims and priorities in the region, nationally and internationally.

Gill is also our University's senior LGBT+ champion.

Professor Gill Valentine

Vice-Presidents

Professor Mary Vincent

Interim Vice-President for Education

Mary's role is to ensure excellence and innovation in teaching and learning for all students including undergraduate, postgraduate, overseas students and those studying for University of Sheffield qualifications overseas.

Leads on: Learning and Teaching Strategy

Professor David Petley

Professor Dave Petley

Vice-President for Innovation

Dave provides strategic leadership to the University's innovation, knowledge exchange, Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) and regional engagement agendas.

Professor Dave Petley

Professor Sue Hartley - Vice-President for Research

Professor Sue Hartley

Vice-President for Research

Sue leads on the University’s research activity, including research excellence, the flagship institutes, Research Excellence Framework (REF) preparations, grant activity and impact. 

Professor Sue Hartley

Vice-Presidents and Heads of Faculty

Professor Susan Fitzmaurice - Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Professor Susan Fitzmaurice

Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Susan takes the lead in directing the faculty, which has over 350 staff and 3,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Professor Susan Fitzmaurice

Professor Chris Newman - Interim Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Professor Chris Newman

Interim Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Professor Chris Newman

Professor John Derrick - Vice-President and Head of Faculty of Science

Professor John Derrick

Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Science

John graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Nottingham, before taking his DPhil in Oxford. From 1990 to 2005 he worked at the University of Kent at Canterbury then moved to Sheffield in 2005. He was Head of Department in Computer Science between 2009 and 2015. In 2015 he was appointed to the post of Deputy PVC for Research and Innovation. John joined the Faculty of Science towards the end of 2017.

Professor John Derrick

Professor Mike Hounslow

Professor Mike Hounslow

Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Engineering

Mike is an enthusiastic champion of engineering as a profession and discipline and believes that the history and achievements of Sheffield University, and City, make Sheffield an ideal place to showcase engineering.

Professor Mike Hounslow

Professor Craig Watkins - Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Craig Watkins

Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Craig joined the University's Department of Town and Regional Planning in February 2004 and was promoted to Reader in September 2004. He also served as Head of Town and Regional Planning, before taking up the post of Faculty Director of Research and Innovation.

Professor Craig Watkins


Professional Services Members

Joanne Jones

Joanne Jones

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Joanne is responsible for developing and implementing dynamic and future-focussed financial strategies to support the University's aims, whilst maintaining sound financial oversight and administration in managing the University's financial affairs.

Joanne Jones

Professor Rob Sykes, Director of Academic Services

Rob Sykes

Executive Director of Academic Services

As Executive Director of Academic Services Rob provides leadership to Library Services; Research Services; Planning and Insight; Student Recruitment and Admissions; Student Support Services; Academic Programmes and Student Engagement; the English Language Teaching Centre; Strategic Change Office; Global Engagement; and Partnerships and Regional Engagement.

Rob Sykes

Heidi Fraser-Krauss - Executive Director of Corporate Services

Heidi Fraser-Krauss

Executive Director of Corporate Services

Heidi provides leadership to all corporate services , including Estates and Facilities Management, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, IT Services, Campaigns and Alumni Relations, Health and Safety, Sport Sheffield and the Vice-Chancellor’s Office.

Heidi-Fraser Krauss


University Secretary's Office

Dr Tony Strike, University Secretary

Dr Tony Strike

University Secretary

As University Secretary, Tony works to ensure the highest standards of governance in liaison with the Chair of Council, President and Vice-Chancellor, University Executive Board members and Professional Services Directors.

Dr Tony Strike

Also in attendance:

David Swinn
Secretary to the UEB, Head of Governance

Matthew Borland
Minute Secretary to the UEB, Senior Governance and Policy Officer

Nick Button
Minute Secretary to the UEB, Policy Officer

Dr Edward Smith
Minute Secretary to the UEB, Senior Governance Officer

Kate Sullivan
Minute Secretary to the UEB, Senior Governance Officer