Prof. Paul Ivey

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and External Engagement)

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Paul is responsible for research, enterprise, innovation, internationalisation, and LSBU’s model Confucius Institute. He is: the higher education representative to the GLA’s committees for European structural investment funds, employment and skills and FE area review; Chair of the London Research Excellence group; Deputy-Chair of London AccessHE; Chair of South Bank University Enterprise Ltd; board member for both the Collaborate and BASE community interest companies; LSBU’s lead for the covenant with the armed forces; and member the University of London’s military education committee.

Paul was educated at the Duke of York Royal Military School, studied at the University of Sussex and was awarded BSc (Hons) Engineering and Applied Science in 1983, becoming a Doctor of Philosophy in 1988. He started his career as an engineering apprentice, gaining a distinction City and Guilds award, and before university was a sea going marine engineer with Texaco. After his tenure as a research fellow at the University of Sussex he joined GE Aircraft Engines in the US as a design engineer.

Returning to the UK in 1990 he spent 15 years at Cranfield University researching aero-engine compressor and instrumentation systems, and was awarded the title Professor of Turbomachinery in 2003. He joined the University of Hertfordshire in 2005 as Head of School for Aerospace, Automotive and Design Engineering, Coventry University in 2007 as Executive Dean of the Faculty for Engineering and Computing, and Birmingham City University in 2013 as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Enterprise and Business Engagement, before taking his second Pro-Vice Chancellor appointment with LSBU.

Paul is a Visiting Professor at the Emirates Aviation University, has over 100 publications in journals, conferences and book chapters, and his two now lapsed aero-engine patents have generated a further five derivative patents in the US. He has led two multi-partner internationally leading research consortiums developing UAVs and advanced sensors, supervised 25 research studies, and delivered £13.5million of research contracts from Industry, UK and European sources. Between 1993 and 2001 he was elected County Councillor for Bedfordshire and during this period stood twice as a Westminster Parliamentary Candidate.

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