University Of Cumbria Vice Chancellor

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University Of Cumbria Vice Chancellor

University Of Cumbria Vice Chancellor

Julie Mennell, PhD Profile

Julie Mennell, PhD

Vice Chancellor

Board of Directors, University Executive Group, University Management Team


Prior to becoming Vice Chancellor, Julie held Deputy Vice Chancellor positions (Development and Academic) at the University of Sunderland over a six year period.

Julie held the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) for the University of Sunderland for five years, having responsibility for the academic and research provision, student experience and graduate outcomes, student and learning support and quality assurance and enhancement. Her more recent Development brief encompassed leadership of the university’s development activities including international and transnational activities, student recruitment and product development.

She has held senior positions at Northumbria and Teesside universities and is a former President and honorary member of the North East Association of Science Education and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, The Chartered Society for Forensic Sciences, Institute of Measurement & Control and the RSA.

Julie has an international reputation in the field of forensic and crime scene science, having made significant contributions to forensic science strategy, education and workforce development in the UK and overseas, including her serving on the Home Office Forensic Science Advisory Council and the Skills for Justice Forensic Science Occupational Skills Committee.

A mathematics and physics graduate from the University of Leeds, Julie holds a PhD in Applied Physics from Teesside University, focused on the radiometric characterisation of pneumatic suspensions of particulate solids, and a PGC Learning & Teaching in HE.