University of Huddersfield Vice Chancellor’s Office

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University of Huddersfield Vice Chancellor’s Office

The Team

Professor Bob Cryan CBE DL FREng – Vice-Chancellor

Professor Tim Thornton – Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Andrew Ball – Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise)

Professor Dave Taylor – Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

Professor Christine Jarvis – Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning)

Michaela Boryslawskyj – University Secretary

Heather Mackintosh – Executive Office Manager

Rebecca McCall – Solicitor

Rachel Main – Legal Officer

Contact Details

Vice-Chancellor’s Office
Central Services Building
University of Huddersfield


 University of Huddersfield Vice Chancellor

Image of Vice-ChancellorProfessor Bob Cryan


Professor Bob Cryan CBE was appointed to his first Professorial Chair at the age of 30 and at the time he was the youngest Professor of Engineering in the UK. He then went on to become the youngest Vice-Chancellor in the UK when he took up his post at his hometown University, the University of Huddersfield, in January 2007, a University that now has over 22,000 students from over 120 countries. Bob holds two first class honours degrees (Engineering, Mathematics), an MBA and two doctorates (PhD, DSc) and he is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Bob is a Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire and in 2013 he was awarded The Guardian Inspiring Leader Award. In 2014 he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and made a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute. In 2015 he received The Daily Telegraph Educate North Inspiring Leader Award and was included in the group of 50 World leading Engineers appointed as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Bob is proud to be a graduate of the University and to have had first-hand experience of the life-changing potential and the tremendous support that Huddersfield offers its students.