Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and International)

John Senior

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.

Read Professor Senior's research profile