LSBU appoints Professor Paul Ivey as Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
01 September 2014
Coming to LSBU
from Birmingham City University, Professor Ivey will provide senior academic
leadership for enterprise, internationalisation, partnerships, student recruitment
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
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
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."