As a University we are led by our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Martin Jones.

Overall management of the University is the responsibility of the University Executive which comprises the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor (Digital), Pro Vice Chancellor (Education), Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

The Executive Team are responsible for corporate strategy and operational policy decisions.

Professor Martin Jones

Vice Chancellor & Chief Executive

Professor Martin Jones joined Staffordshire University as Deputy Vice-Chancellor in May 2017 and has responsibility for Research, Digital Services, Estates and Commercial Services, Technical Services and Staffordshire University Academy Trust.

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Professor Kevin Hetherington

Deputy Vice Chancellor

Professor Kevin Hetherington joined Staffordshire University as Deputy Vice Chancellor in March 2022, having worked in higher education for 30 years as an academic, researcher and senior leader.

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Sally Mcgill

Chief Fin. Officer & Deputy Chief Execu

Sally joined the Executive Team of Staffordshire University in July 2019. As Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, Sally is responsible for the University’s financial, commercial and environmental sustainability.

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Ian Blachford

Chief Operating Officer

Ian is the Chief Operating Officer at Staffordshire University and a member of the University’s Executive Team.

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Professor Raheel Nawaz

Pro V C - Digital Transformation

Professor Raheel Nawaz PFHEA NTF provides the strategic leadership and management of the University’s continuing digital transformation agenda and leads transformative action across the University to deliver enhanced academic experience.

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Professor Annabel Kiernan

Pro Vice_Chancellor- Academic Prof

Professor Annabel Kiernan is Pro Vice-Chancellor - Academic at Staffordshire University where her focus is delivering on the University’s strategic priorities, specifically around next generation education and experience.

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Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

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Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

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Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

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The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

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Research Excellence Framework 2021

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