Professor Paul Layzell joined Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2010.
Previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sussex, Professor Layzell is a distinguished software engineering researcher and has written extensively on software development methods. His most recently published papers contribute to the foundations of service-oriented and ‘cloud’ computing.
After serving as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Resources at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Professor Layzell was appointed Programme Manager for the UMIST-Manchester merger which culminated in the creation of the new University of Manchester. He was subsequently appointed Vice President for University Development, before moving to the University of Sussex in 2006.
Paul is chair of London Higher, representing most of London’s higher education institutions, a member of the Board of Jisc and, until 2017, was Chair of AQA, the UK’s largest examination boards. In 2017, he was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey.