About Kent

Principal officers


The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury


Gavin Esler BA (Kent), MA (Leeds), DCL (Kent), FRSA

Chair of the Council

Sir David Warren KCMG, MA (Oxford)


Professor Dame Julia M Goodfellow DBE, CBE, BSc (Bristol), PhD (Open), FMedSci, FIBiol, FInstP

Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee

Bob Scruton BSc (Kent), MSc (Open), FCA, TEP, FRSA

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

David Nightingale MA (Oxford)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Denise Everitt BA (Kent), ACA


Professor Philippe De Wilde MSc PhD (Ghent)

Professor John Baldock BA (Oxford), MA (Kent)

Director of Finance

Jane Higham BSc (Warwick), ACA

Dean of the Faculty of Humanities

Dr Simon Kirchin MA (Oxford), PhD (Sheffield)

Dean of the Faculty of Sciences

Professor Mark Burchell BSc (Birmingham), DIC, PhD (London)

Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences

John Wightman MA, LLB (Cambridge)

Dean of the Graduate School

Professor Diane Houston MA (Dundee), PhD (Kent), CPsychol, FBPsS, AcSS

Dean for Internationalisation

Dr Anthony Manning BA (Lancaster), PGCE (York), MA (Leicester), PGCAP (Reading)

Dean for Europe

Professor Roger Vickerman MA (Cambridge), DPhil (Sussex), Dr hc (Marburg), FRSA, FCILT, AcSS

Dean for Medway

Professor Nicholas Grief BA PhD (Kent), Barrister at Law

Secretary to the Council (and the Court)

Dr Keith Lampard BA (Kent), MSc (London), PhD (Kent), PGC-HEM (Southampton)

Senior Master

Dr Wayne Campbell BSc (Kent), MSc (Loughborough), MA (Cambridge), PhD (Kent)

Master of Darwin and Woolf Colleges

Dr Jonathan Friday BA (London), MPhil PhD (Cambridge)

Master of Eliot College

Stephen Burke BA (Kent)

Master of Keynes College

Chloé Gallien L-és-L M-ès-L DEA (Nancy), MBA (OUBS), FHEA, FAUA

Master of Rutherford College

Dr Peter Klappa BSc MSc PhD (Munich), PGCHE (Kent)

Master of Turing College

Dermot O'Brien MBA (Hartford), PGDip (Roehampton), FRSA, FHEA

College Master for Medway

Jane Glew BSc (Aston), PG Dip (CIM), MA (Greenwich)

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Last Updated: 16/07/2012