Professor Georgina Randsley de Moura is the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Strategy, Planning, and Performance and Professor of Social & Organisational Psychology. A proud alumna of the University of Kent, she completed her studies with a BSc (Hons, 1999) and PhD (2004) both in Social Psychology, and an Executive MBA with distinction (2016).
Georgina is responsible for the University’s academic mission, and she provides leadership to ensure sustainable and successful outcomes. Georgina brings together a large and diverse team, with responsibility for all the academic and professional service colleagues within the University’s academic divisions, the European centres, strategic planning including Central Student Administration, and marketing, outreach, student recruitment, and admissions. Georgina is the executive lead for EDI and the University’s Access and Participation Plan. She is also a trustee for the University of Kent Academies Trust.
Research and Academic Background and Interests
Georgina was appointed a substantive lecturer in 2007, and she has held visiting posts at Royal Holloway and the Norwegian School of Management. Georgina was promoted to Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology in 2017. Georgina was previously Head of Psychology (2014-18), and interim Dean of Social Sciences (2019), before starting in her current role in October 2019. She joined Council as a member in August 2020.
Georgina is an active member of the Centre for the Study of Group Processes. Her research interests focus on areas of identity, leadership, and innovation in groups and organisations. This includes studying how groups respond to leaders when they do not meet their group’s expectations. Her research also considers how individuals, groups and organisations identify and respond to leadership potential. You can find her publications here.
"I champion Kent’s mission, and I work with others to foster an inclusive community, based on collaboration and creating an environment where students and colleagues can flourish and achieve their aims. I ensure that our academic structures and strategic frameworks are designed to deliver success. I lead strategic change and foster a culture of autonomy and accountability, to enhance our readiness for HE of the future. I support colleagues to focus the development of our academic portfolio, which I ensure is data driven, meets student and employer demands, and is designed to enable students to succeed."
Georgina Randsley de Moura