Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)
Professor John Senior
Professor John Senior was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) in 2006. In this capacity he:
- leads University research.
- chairs the University Research Committee.
- has overall responsibility for the delivery of research degrees in the Institution.
Between 2003 and 2006 Professor John Senior was University Director of Enterprise and Knowledge Transfer.
In 2009 he lead the merger of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences with the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries to create a new Faculty of Science, Technology and Creative Arts.
Professor Senior was previously Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Manchester Metropolitan University, prior to which he had worked in the Telecommunications Industry.
He has an international research profile in the field of optical fibre communications and networking and he was awarded a DSc degree for these activities in 2002.
Professor Senior is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a member of its Academic Accreditation Committee.