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UCL welcomes Professor Kathleen Armour

6 January 2022

Professor Kathleen Armour joins us this term as UCL’s Vice-Provost (Education & Student Experience) from 4 January 2022.

Kathy Armour

Professor Armour joins the Education & Student Experience office from the University of Birmingham, where she was Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) with responsibility for overseeing all aspects of undergraduate and postgraduate education and chairing the University Education Committee.

She says:

“I am delighted to be joining UCL at this exciting time of strategic renewal, and would like to thank my new team in the Vice-Provost (Education & Student Experience) office for such a warm welcome. I’d particularly like to thank Professor Deborah Gill, who has held the interim position since April 2021 and has led on the education and student experience portfolio at a particularly difficult time during the coronavirus pandemic. I look forward to getting to know my new colleagues and working with talented students and staff from across the university.”

Professor Armour has previously held posts at Brunel and Loughborough Universities, joining Birmingham in 2010 where she became Head of the newly created School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences in 2012, before being appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) in 2016.

Her educational qualifications include an MA in Education at the Institute of Education, now part of UCL. Her research and teaching have focused on bridging the gaps between theory/research and educational practice. She was a REF 2014 panellist, has contributed to an impact case study for REF 2021, and was a main panellist for the TEF subject pilots. She contributes regularly to national discussions about higher education, and has built strong international connections through the Universitas 21 network.

Professor Armour's will meet the wider UCL education community at the UCL Education Conference on 6 April 2022. This year's conference will be an opportunity for us to come together to share good practice and discuss future innovations related to assessment. Abstracts are welcomed from staff and students until Sunday, 20 February 2022. Registration to attend will open on Monday 17 January. See the conference webpages for more information and to join the conversation.