Bath’s senior management team welcomes new members

Professor Jonathan Knight and Professor Peter Lambert join the team of senior managers at the University of Bath

The University of Bath has appointed Professor Jonathan Knight as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), and Professor Peter Lambert as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching). 

Professor Knight is currently the Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Science, a position he has held since 2013. He will take on the post from 1 August 2015 for a three-year period, and will succeed Professor Jane Millar who has fulfilled the role with distinction for the past seven years.

Prof Knight said: “It’s an honour to be taking the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) in these exciting times. The REF results demonstrate how much outstanding work has been done at Bath, and I’m looking forward to working with our excellent academic and professional staff to make sure that our research continues to grow and thrive.”

Professor Lambert is currently the Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He will take on the post from 1 July 2015 for four years and succeeds Professor Bernie Morley who started in his new role as our Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost earlier this month.

Professor Lambert said: “It is a great privilege to be entrusted with this role. Bath has established a tremendous reputation over the past decade as a leader in the field as highlighted by our consistently high positions in national league tables.

“I very much look forward to working with students and colleagues from across the University to ensure that learning, teaching and the student experience as a whole will continue to flourish alongside our world-leading research.” 

Professor Knight joined the University in 1996 as a lecturer in the Department of Physics having previously been a postdoctoral researcher at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton. He completed his PhD in 1993 at the University of Cape Town before working as a research fellow at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He held the position of Head of the Department of Physics here at Bath from 2008 to 2013. He was the founding director of the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials and has published over200 peer-reviewed journal papers in top-flight international journals. 

Professor Lambert joined the University in 2000 as our Head of Spanish in the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies (Polis). He had previously worked as a senior lecturer at the University of the West of England. He has worked as a teacher, political researcher and public translator in Paraguay and completed his PhD in Latin American Politics in 1998, and was President of The Society for Latin American Studies 2007-2009. He has held the role of Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences since 2010 and has led many new pioneering initiatives to improve the student experience here at Bath.

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