Professor John Derrick

With a background in Mathematics, Professor John Derrick joined the University of Sheffield in 2005 and now leads the Faculty of Science.

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

Vice-President and the Head of Faculty of Science

Professor John Derrick was appointed to this role in 2017.

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 the Department of 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 in November 2017.

Lead Faculty Vice-President 

In January 2024 John took on the interim role of Lead Faculty Vice-President, alongside his substantive post of Vice-President & Head of Faculty of Science.

John has line management responsibility for the Faculty Vice-Presidents, acting as a key conduit for dialogue between faculties and cross-cutting thematic areas and supporting delivery across all faculties, as well as leading on the One University pillar.