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Leadership team

The leadership team brings together people and skills from across the university to enable UCL to deliver the education strategy.

Please note: Due to Covid-19 mitigation, we are working mostly from home and can be contacted by MS Teams (for UCL colleagues only) or email. 

Deborah Gill

Professor Deborah Gill

Vice-Provost (Education & Student Experience) (Interim)

Email: deborah.gill@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 0894 (internal: 40894)

On behalf of the Provost, I lead on education and the student experience at UCL.  

I took up this interim post in 2021 before which I led on student experience and student partnership at UCL as Pro-Vice-Provost (Student Experience) for two years. I was also Director of UCL Medical School for the last six years.

The teams reporting into me are:

My assistant is Jodi Feakes.

Deborah Gill Iris profile 


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Megan Gerrie

Director of Education Projects and Planning

Emailm.gerrie@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 6513 (internal: 56513)

I am responsible for the progress of the programme of strategic initiatives that will enable us to deliver the commitments made in our Education Strategy. 

I work in close collaboration with OVPESA colleagues, staff and departments across UCL to facilitate informed change and project progress.  

I worked at City, University of London and at a number of institutions as an independent consultant before moving to UCL.

Contact me about

  • The UCL education strategy and related strategic projects

I work Monday-Thursday.


Derfel Owen
Derfel Owen

Director of Education Services and Transformation

Email: d.owen@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 8209 (internal: 58209)

I work across the Office of the Vice-Provost (Education and Students Experience), Student And Registry Services and TOPS leading a number of education and student services that support UCL’s academic mission and the student experience. I sponsor the institutional Student Experience Transformation (SET) Programme.

The Teams reporting in to me are:


Norbert Pachler
Professor Norbert Pachler, FAcSS, PFHEA

Pro-Vice-Provost (Digital Education)

Email: n.pachler@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7612 6712 (internal: 06712)

I lead on a number of UCL-wide initiatives, particularly in the area of digital education, including a pilot on fully online postgraduate taught provision. 

I chair a number of institution-wide committees including the Academic Regulations and Quality Assurance Sub-Committee of Education Committee, the Student Recruitment, Admissions and Funding Committee as well as the Education Domain Group of the Digital Transformation and IT Investment Board.

My areas of active research are:

  • Mobile learning
  • Teacher education and development
  • Language education

Norbert Pachler Iris profile 


Katie Price
Katie Price

Director of Communications and Student Engagement

Emailkat.price@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 6505 (internal: 56505)

I co-lead, with Megan Gerrie, the Office of Vice Provost (Education and Student Affairs), which drives the implementation of UCL’s education strategy. 

Contact me about

  • Strategic change communications
  • Student partnership