The Senate

The Senate (formally known as Academic Board), subject to the provision of the article of Governance, is responsible for the development and oversight of the academic work of the University.


Professor Jackie Dunne – Vice Chancellor (Chair) Ex-officio
Professor Peter Childs – Deputy Vice Chancellor (Vice-Chair) Ex-officio
Dr Simon Bicknell – Senior Lecturer, Work Based Learning (Department representative)
Mr Christian Black – Newman Students’ Union President Ex-officio
Ms Andrea Bolshaw – University Secretary and Registrar Ex-officio
Dr Lorna Dodd – Head of Subject, Psychology (Department representative)
Dr Paul Hartley – Interim Dean
Ms Margaret Holland – University Chaplain Ex-officio
Dr Mark Holland – Senior Lecturer, Sport (Department representative)
Ms Sian Howarth – Director of Student Services Ex-officio
Professor Mohammed Jakhara – Executive Dean (FASPS) Ex-officio
Dr Chris Langley – Senior Lecturer, History (Department representative)
Dr Charlotte Lewandowski – Interim Head of Subject, History (Department representative)
Dr Mehreen Mirza – Associate Dean (FASPS) and Head of Department (SSSB) Ex-officio
Professor John Peters – Director of Learning, Teaching and Scholarship Ex-officio
Ms Elizabeth Plummer – Senior Lecturer, Physical Education (Department of ITE representative)
Mr Chris Porter – Director of Library and Learning Services Ex-Officio
Dr Fiona Reid – Associate Dean (FASPS) and Head of Department (AHHS) Ex-officio
Mr Tony Sharma – Chief Financial Officer Ex-officio
Mrs Jacqueline Taylor – Senior Lecturer, ECEC (Department of EMPPEC representative)
Mr Chris Watts – Senior Lecturer, ITE Primary (Department of ITE representative)
Ms Lysandre de-la-Haye – Deputy Registrar (Secretary)