Professor Rosemary Deem
Rosemary Deem is Vice-Principal (Education) and Professor of Higher Education Management. She was previously Dean of History and Social Sciences. Before joining Royal Holloway in 2009, she was Professor of Education at Bristol University.
An Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, Professor Deem is a sociologist who has also worked at Lancaster & the Open Universities and North Staffordshire Polytechnic. She directed the Education Subject Centre ESCalate (2001-2004), has been an RAE sub-panellist (1996, 2001, 2008) twice chaired the British Sociological Association and was Vice-Chair of the Society for Research into Higher Education (2007-2009). She is an Editorial Board member of The Sociological Review, Studies in Higher Education, Equal Opportunities International, Higher Education and Higher Education Quarterly. Her research interests include higher education policy, management, leadership and governance, public sector organisations and equality in educational settings.
Her Vice-Principal responsibilities include teaching, learning and assessment strategy/policy and quality assurance for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Personal Assistant to Professor Deem: Christine Brown
Tel: 01784 276171
Listen to a podcast of Professor Rosemary Deem’s 2010 Inaugural Lecture “The 21st century University – dilemmas of leadership and organisational futures”
Professor Paul Hogg
Professor Paul Hogg is the Vice-Principal (Research and Enterprise) and Dean of Science. He joined Royal Holloway in April 2012 from the University of Manchester where he was the Head of the School of Materials.
Professor Hogg is a leading international figure in the field of advanced materials with a sustained track record for research in fibre reinforced composite materials, specialising in recent years in aerostructures and wind turbines. At Manchester he established the National Composites Certification and Evaluation Facility, the Manchester University Technology Centre for Materials with Aviation Industries of China, and the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing of Composites, with the Universities of Nottingham, Cranfield and Bristol.
Before joining Manchester in 2008, Professor Hogg spent 24 years at Queen Mary, University of London where he became the Head of the Department of Materials and in 2006 established Nanoforce, the University’s spin out company for nanomaterials funded by a £2.8 grant from DTi/LDA.
He served on the Metallurgy and Materials sub panel for RAE in 2007 and is currently the vice Chairman of sub panel 13, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials, in the current REF exercise. He is a Visiting Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology and Beihang University in China.
Professor Hogg’s main focus is the REF in 2014, and he is leading research to hold and build on our position as one of the world’s premier research institutions.
Personal Assistant to Professor Hogg: Tel: 01784 414147
Professor Katie Normington
Katie is Vice Principal for Staffing (since January 2013) and Executive Dean of Arts and Social Science (from 2008).
She is a Professor and previous Head of Department of Drama and joined Royal Holloway as a Lecturer from Greenwich University in 1997. Her research focuses on theatre history – in particular medieval English drama and contemporary theatre. She has published four authored books in these areas. She is currently co-editing a collection of writings on medieval performance for Ashgate due to be published in 2014. She continues to write articles within the field.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Science is the largest of three faculties and spans areas of creative practice, traditional humanities, social science and vocational courses. Katie has sat on project boards for the new Caryl Churchill theatre and the Boilerhouse lecture theatre as well as chairing cross College groups concerned with the Cultural Olympiad, the hosting of athletes at Royal Holloway in 2012, and now the preparations for the celebration of Magna Carta 2015. As Vice Principal for Staff she chairs the College’s Equality and Diversity Steering group, oversees the developments of academic promotion schemes and other HR policies.
Personal Assistant to Katie Normington: Christine Brown
Tel: 01784 276171
Professor Bob O'Keefe
Bob is Vice-Principal for External Engagement, and Dean of the Faculty of Management & Economics, at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London.
Bob was previously Dean of the Faculty of Management & Law at the University of Surrey, Professor of Information Management at Brunel University, and an associate of Henley Management College. He has also held a position at Virginia Tech, USA, and was a tenured faculty member at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA.
As Professor of Information Management, Bob conducts research at the intersection of Information Systems, consumer behaviour and human-computer interaction, particularly where users have to interact with complex models. He was the Co-Editor of the European Journal of Information Systems from 2000 through 2005, and his work has appeared in Management Science, Operations Research, the Information Systems Journal, Decision Support Systems, the Journal of Retailing and the Journal of Business Research, plus various ACM and IEEE Transactions.
As Dean, Bob is responsible for the School of Management, the Department of Economics, and the Centre for Criminology & Sociology, which together total approximately 110 academic staff. As Vice-Principal, he has oversight for a number of externally related activities such as the services and processes related to employability, student volunteering, and certain regional activities. He also undertakes College roles, as determined by the Principal, in various activities including project boards and international engagement. For example, he is currently Chair of the project board for the College’s new finance system. Bob has experience with educational joint-ventures in China, and delivery of programmes in Hong Kong, Europe, and elsewhere. He also holds a Visiting Chair at the University of Sydney Business School.
Personal Assistant to Bob o'Keefe: Suzie Breton
Tel: 01784 276318