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Vice-Chancellor's Office

 

There are five Pro-Vice-Chancellors whose role, as well as supporting the Vice-Chancellor in providing academic leadership to the University, is to work in partnership with senior administrators to help drive strategy and policy development.

Full contact details for the office

Professor Graham Virgo QC

Position

  • Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education

Email address: 
Graham.Virgo@admin.cam.ac.uk

Profile

Professor Graham Virgo is Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, and Professor of English Private Law in the Faculty of Law.

Professor Virgo is a Fellow of Downing College, where he was previously Senior Tutor and Director of Studies in Law. He was previously Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Law. He is a barrister and Academic Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. His main research interests are in the fields of the Law of Restitution, Equity and Trusts and the substantive Criminal Law.

Professor David Cardwell FREng

Position

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy and Planning
Email address: 
David.Cardwell@admin.cam.ac.uk

Profile

Professor David Cardwell FREng is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy and Planning.  He is Professor of Superconducting Engineering and was previously Head of the Department of Engineering.  He founded the Cambridge Bulk Superconductivity Research Group on the processing and applications of bulk high temperature superconductors, which can be used to generate very high magnetic fields, including the world record field on 17.6 T in a bulk superconductor set in 2014.  Professor Cardwell was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012 in recognition of his contribution to the development of superconducting materials for engineering applications.  He was awarded a Sc.D. by the University of Cambridge in 2014 and an honorary D.Sc. by the University of Warwick in 2015.  Professor Cardwell has been a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College since 1993, where he was Admissions Tutor for Sciences between 2000 and 2013, and has served 19 years as a Tutor to undergraduates.

Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith FRS FMedSci

Position

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research
Email address: 
Anne.FergusonSmith@admin.cam.ac.uk
Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith

Profile

Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith is the current Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and the Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics at the University of Cambridge. Formally, she was the University’s Head of the Department of Genetics until December 2020.

She is a mammalian developmental geneticist and epigeneticist. An expert on genomic imprinting, her team studies the epigenetic control of genome function with particular emphasis on epigenetic inheritance.

Her group is made up of both experimental and computational scientists and current research focuses on three themes: (i) Stem cells and the epigenetic programme, (ii) Functional genomics and epigenomics, and (iii) the interaction between the environment and development, health & disease within and across generations. She was elected to EMBO in 2006, to the UK Academy of Medical Sciences in 2012 and became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2017. She became Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research (interim) at the University of Cambridge in January 2021.

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Professor Eilís Ferran FBA

Position

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations
Email address: 
Eilis.Ferran@admin.cam.ac.uk

Profile

Professor Eilís Ferran is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, responsible for the University’s human resources policy and strategy as well as oversight and development of the University’s international engagement. She is also Professor of Company and Securities Law in the Faculty of Law and a  Professorial Fellow at St Catharine's College. She served as Chair of the Faculty of Law from 2012 to 2015. Her main research interests are corporate finance law, financial regulation and general company law. She is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Professor Andy Neely OBE

Position

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations
Email address: 
Andy.Neely@admin.cam.ac.uk

Profile

Professor Andy Neely is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations at the University of Cambridge and former Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). He is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College and Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain and Founding Director of the Cambridge Service Alliance. He is widely recognised for his work on the servitization of manufacturing, as well as his work on performance measurement and management. Previously he has held appointments at Cranfield University, London Business School, Cambridge University, where he was a Fellow of Churchill College, Nottingham University, where he completed his PhD and British Aerospace. He was Deputy Director of AIM Research – the UK’s management research initiative – from 2003 until 2012 and was elected a Fellow of the Sunningdale Institute in 2005, a Fellow of the British Academy of Management in 2007, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2008, a Fellow of the European Operations Management Association in 2009 and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2018. He received an OBE for services to Research and to University/Industry Collaboration in 2020.