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LSBU appoints Professor Paul Ivey as Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement

London South Bank University (LSBU) has appointed Professor Paul Ivey as Pro Vice Chancellor to spearhead its applied research and external engagement
01 September 2014

Coming to LSBU from Birmingham City University, Professor Ivey will provide senior academic leadership for enterprise, internationalisation, partnerships, student recruitment and marketing.

The appointment comes at a time when LSBU is evolving its structure from four faculties into seven new academic schools designed to reflect the needs of students and business.

Educated at the Duke of York's Royal Military School, Professor Ivey started his professional career in 1972 as a marine engineering apprentice followed by service at sea with Texaco. He studied at Sussex University and was awarded BSc. Engineering and Applied Sciences with a Major in Mechanical Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy.

In addition to Texaco he has worked for General Electric Aircraft Engines in the US, the Universities of Sussex, Cranfield, Hertfordshire and Coventry, published 100 contributions including books, research papers and patents, directed research studies totalling £13.5M funded by the EPSRC, Rolls-Royce, the UK Government and the European Union, and has supervised 25 Doctoral studies.

He holds a visiting Professorship with the Emirates Aviation University in Dubai, is a founding judge for the Tamayouz Award for Iraqi architects and an honorary fellow of the Jordanian Royal Scientific Society.

Commenting on his appointment, Professor Ivey said: "I am delighted to be joining the LSBU team at this exciting time in the University's development and look forward to working with colleagues as we further enhance the student experience, build the culture and reputation for high quality research and engage with businesses worldwide."

London South Bank University Vice Chancellor Professor David Phoenix added: "LSBU enjoys a reputation for delivering courses relevant to the needs of today's professions, for applied research that has a real world impact, and for business engagement that informs our teaching.

"We continue to build upon these strengths and I can think of no better addition to the leadership of this university than Professor Paul Ivey, whose strong strategic background in the higher education sector and enviable connections with industry will contribute enormously as we shape our future."