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Heads of academic departments

On this page you can find heads of department for Academic Units within:

For queries about this page, please contact Nick McGhee.


Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Dean of Faculty
Professor Stella Bruzzi
From: 1 September 2022
To: 31 August 2027

Department of English Language and Literature
Professor John Mullan
From: 01 September 2022
To: 31 August 2025

Department of Greek and Latin
Professor Gesine Manuwald
From: 01 September 2022
To: 31 August 2024

Professor Phiroze Vasunia
From: 01 September 2024
To: 31 August 2027

Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Professor Lily Kahn
From: 01 September 2022
To: 31 August 2027

Department of Information Studies
Dr Charlie Inskip
From: 1 September 2023
To: 31 August 2028

Department of Philosophy
Professor Tim Button
From: 01 September 2022
To: 31 August 2025

School of European Languages, Culture and Society
Professor Claire Thomson
From: 01 September 2022
To: 31 August 2025

School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Professor Richard Mole
From: 01 September 2023
To: 31 August 2028

Slade School of Fine Art
Mary Evans
From: 01 October 2023
To: 03 October 2028

UCL Arts and Sciences
Professor Tim Jordan
From: 1 September 2022
To: 31 August 2024

Dr Wendy Sims-Schouten
From: 1 September 2024
To: 31 August 2029


Faculty of Brain Sciences

Dean of Faculty
Professor Alan Thompson
From: 01 September 2021
To: 31 August 2026

Division of Psychiatry
Professor Glyn Lewis
From: 01 September 2019
To: 31 August 2024

Professor Elvira Bramon
From: 01 September 2024
To: 31 August 2029

Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Professor Peter Fonagy 
From: 01 September 2023
To: 31 August 2028

Ear Institute
Professor Jennifer Linden
From: 01 September 2023
To: 31 August 2028

Institute of Neurology
Professor Michael Hanna
From: 01 September 2021
To: 31 August 2026

Institute of Ophthalmology
Professor Andrew Dick
From: 01 September 2021
To: 31 August 2026

Institute of Prion Diseases
Professor John Collinge
From: 31 May 2023
To: 31 August 2028

UK Dementia Research Institute HQ
Professor Siddharthan Chandran
From: 01 October 2023
To: tbc


Faculty of the Built Environment

Dean of Faculty
Professor Jacqui Glass (interim)
From: 04 April 2024
To: -

The Bartlett School of Architecture
Professor Amy Kulper
From: 01 September 2022
To: 31 August 2027

The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Dr Jon Reades 
From: 01 August 2023
To: 31 July 2027

The Bartlett Development Planning Unit
Professor Michael Walls
From: 01 January 2022
To: 31 August 2024

Professor Julian Walker
From: 01 September 2024
To: 31 August 2028

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
Professor Neil Strachan
From: 01 January 2022
To: 31 December 2026

The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction
Professor Priti Parikh 
From: 1 August 2023
To: 31 August 2027

The Bartlett School of Planning
Professor Mike Raco 
From: 01 September 2023
To: 31 August 2027

UCL Urban Laboratory
Dr Catalina Ortiz
From: 01 June 2024
To: 31 August 2028


Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Dean of Faculty
Professor Nigel Titchener-Hooker
From: 01 June 2021
To: 31 August 2026

Department of Biochemical Engineering
Professor Suzanne Farid
From: 01 September 2023
To: 31 August 2028

Department of Chemical Engineering
Professor Eva Sorensen
From: 01 January 2021
To: 31 December 2024

Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
Professor Jose Torero Cullen
From: 01 December 2023
To: 30 November 2028

Department of Computer Science
Professor Steve Hailes
From: 01 September 2019
To: 31 August 2024

Professor Daniel Alexander
From: 01 September 2024
To: 31 August 2029

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Professor Sarah Spurgeon
From: 01 September 2021
To: 31 August 2026

UCL School of Management
Professor Davide Ravasi
From: 01 September 2022
To: 31 August 2027

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Richard Bucknall
From: 1 March 2023 
To: 31 August 2028

Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Professor Andrew Nisbet
From: 23 September 2019
To: 31 August 2024

From: 1 September 2024
To: 31 August 2029

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy
Professor Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti
From: 01 January 2024
To: 31 August 2025

Department of Security and Crime Science
Professor Kate Bowers
From: 01 July 2020
To: 31 August 2025


Faculty of Laws

Dean of Faculty
Professor Eloise Scotford
From: 01 November 2022
To: 31 August 2027


Faculty of Life Sciences

Dean of Faculty 
Professor Gail Taylor 
From: 01 April 2024
To: 30 March 2029

Division of Biosciences
Professor Andrew Pomiankowski
From: 01 January 2021
To: 31 December 2026

MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology 
Professor Alison Lloyd 
From: 01 February 2020
To: 31 January 2025

UCL School of Pharmacy 
Professor Cate Whittlesea
From: 01 June 2023
To: 31 August 2028


Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Dean of Faculty
Professor Ivan Parkin
From: 01 June 2021
To: 31 August 2026

Department of Chemistry
Professor Claire Carmalt
From: 01 September 2021
To: 31 August 2026

Department of Earth Sciences
Professor Lidunka Vocadlo
From: 01 September 2023
To: 31 August 2028

Department of Mathematics
Professor Christian Boehmer
From: 01 September 2023
To: 31 August 2028

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Professor Raman Prinja 
From: 01 September 2023
To: 31 August 2025

Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
Professor Joanna Faure Walker
From: 01 September 2022
To: 31 August 2027

Department of Science and Technology Studies
Professor Jon Agar and Professor Emma Tobin (Co-Heads)
From: 01 August 2022
To: 31 August 2024

Dr Jean-Baptiste Gouyon
From: 01 September 2024
To: 31 August 2029

Department of Space and Climate Physics 
Professor Andrew Fazakerley
From: 01 September 2022
To: 31 August 2027

Department of Statistical Science
Professor Gianluca Baio
From: 01 September 2021
To: 31 August 2026


Faculty of Medical Sciences

Dean of Faculty
Professor Mark Emberton
From: 01 September 2020
To: 31 August 2025

Cancer Institute
Professor Tariq Enver
From: 01 September 2019
To: 31 August 2024

Division of Infection and Immunity
Professor Emma Morris
From: 01 September 2021
To: 31 August 2026

Eastman Dental Institute
Professor Stephen Porter
From: 01 September 2022
To: 31 July 2024

UCL Medical School
Professor Faye Gishen
From: 01 May 2022
To: 31 August 2027 

Division of Medicine
Professor Sam Janes
From: 01 November 2022
To: 31 August 2027

Division of Surgery and Interventional Science
Professor Vivek Mudera
From: 01 September 2021
To: 31 August 2026


Faculty of Population Health Sciences

Dean of Faculty
Professor Ibrahim Abubakar
From: 01 August 2021
To: 31 August 2026

Global Business School for Health
Professor Nora Colton
From: 10 January 2022
To: 31 August 2027

Institute of Cardiovascular Science
Professor Perry Elliott
From: 01 December 2021
To: 31 August 2026

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Professor Helen Cross
From: 01 September 2022
To: 31 August 2027

Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology 
Professor Max Parmar 
From: 01 September 2023
To: 31 August 2028

Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare
Professor Fiona Stevenson
From: 01 April 2023
To: 31 August 2026

Institute for Global Health
Professor Shabbar Jaffar 
From: 01 July 2022
To: 31 August 2027

Institute of Health Informatics 
Professor Laura Shallcross
From: 01 September 2023
To: 31 August 2028

UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women's Health
Professor Anna David 
From: 01 September 2022
To: 31 August 2027


Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

Dean of Faculty 
Professor Jennifer Hudson 
From: 01 October 2022
To: 31 August 2027

Department of Anthropology 
Professor Caroline Garaway 
From: 01 September 2022
To: 31 August 2025

Institute of Archaeology
Professor Kevin MacDonald
From: 01 September 2022
To: 31 August 2027

Department of Economics
Professor Fabien Postel-Vinay
From: 01 September 2023
To: 31 August 2026

Department of Geography
Professor Jason Dittmer
From: 01 September 2023
To: 31 August 2025

Department of History
Dr Antonio Sennis
From: 01 September 2023
To: 31 August 2026

Department of History of Art
Professor Bob Mills
From: 01 September 2019
To: 31 August 2024

Professor Richard Taws
From: 01 September 2024
To: 31 August 2027

Department of Political Science
Professor Benjamin Lauderdale
From: 01 October 2021
To: 31 August 2024

From: 01 September 2024
To: 31 August 2025

Institute of the Americas  
Dr Nick Witham
From: 01 September 2022
To: 31 August 2027


UCL Institute of Education

Dean and Director
Professor Li Wei
From: 01 July 2021
To: 30 June 2026 

Department of Culture, Communication and Media
Professor Jeff Bezemer
From: 01 August 2023
To: 09 February 2025

Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
Professor Arthur Chapman
From: 01 August 2023
To: 14 July 2028

Department of Education, Practice and Society
Professor Brad Blitz
From: 01 August 2023
To: 30 August 2024

Department of Learning and Leadership
Professor Susan O'Neill
From: 01 August 2023
To: 31 May 2027

Department of Psychology and Human Development
Professor Zachary Walker
From: 01 August 2023
To: 30 June 2026

Social Research Institute
Professor Toby Seddon
From: 01 August 2023
To: 09 September 2025


Academic Units not assigned to a faculty

Sainsbury-Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour 
Professor Tom Mrsic-Flogel
From: 01 October 2016
To: 31 July 2026