Prof. Paul Ivey
Chief Business Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Innovation)
Telephone:020 7815 6002
Professor Paul Ivey is Chief Business Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Innovation) at London South Bank University. He has group responsibility for Innovation, specifically campus development, enterprise, and global delivery.
Educated at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School, Paul began his career as an engineering apprentice and as a certificated sea-going marine engineer. He then studied at the University of Sussex, awarded B.Sc. Engineering and Applied Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. After working as an aerospace design engineer in the US, he returned to the UK to research gas turbine thermo-fluid-mechanics: authored over one hundred publications in journals, conferences and book chapters; supervised twenty-five Doctoral students securing £13.5M in research contracts and two aero-engine anti-icing patents; and awarded the title Professor of Turbomachinery. His work has contributed to the design of internal air systems of GE and Rolls-Royce aero-engines, High Pressure Compressor blades for the Rolls-Royce Trent engine family, and smart sensor gas turbine diagnostic systems.
During his career he has been a Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, Professor at Cranfield University, Head of School at the University of Hertfordshire, Executive Dean at Coventry University and Pro Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University. He was elected County Councillor, twice selected as a Westminster Parliamentary Candidate, and currently a Governor at the Emirates Aviation University in Dubai, and Chair of the University of London’s military education committee.