Tony Moss

Professor Tony Moss appointed by LSBU to accelerate the University's academic ambitions

17 January 2023

London South Bank University (LSBU) has appointed Professor Tony Moss as it’s new Pro Vice-Chancellor Education and Student Experience. Professor Moss will lead the University’s work to:

  • Continue the transformation of LSBU’s academic offer which delivers high standards to enable our students to learn the advanced skills they need to build successful careers. LSBU staff and students have won over 30 national awards for their work in the past year including being highly commended in the Times Higher Education 2022, ‘Outstanding Entrepreneurial University’ Award.
  • Support the expansive ambitions of LSBU across professional, technical and vocational education, including deepen the implementation of our new curriculum frameworks at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Embed student success across the University, lead innovation in learning and teaching and mitigate educational inequality
  • Create a research-rich education environment that is highly applied and real-world relevant.

Professor Tony Moss will start as LSBU’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Education and Student Experience at the end of February 2023 and will join LSBU’s University Management Board and will play an important role as part of University’s leadership team.

Professor Tony Moss is currently Associate Pro Vice Chancellor Education & Student Experience at London South Bank University and also Professor of Addictive Behaviour Science in the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research. Professor Tony Moss is also Deputy Director for PHIRST South Bank, an NIHR-funded national research centre which supports Local Authorities across the UK to conduct evaluations of public health interventions.

Professor Moss’ research interests are primarily focused on the public health aspects of addiction. In August 2022 Professor Moss featured in Channel 4’s documentaryAlcohol, Dad and Me” with reality TV star Vicky Pattison, where he was interviewed in the LSBU Bar Laboratory that is used to research factors which motivate people to drink.

Professor Tony Moss is also the Chair of London Uni Connect, an OfS-funded partnership which works to support underrepresented students to access higher education across London.

Professor Deborah Johnston, LSBU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Framework), said,  “We are delighted that Professor Tony Moss will move into an important new role as LSBU’s new Pro Vice-Chancellor Education and Student Experience. Professor Moss is a highly talented academic leader and who has overseen the delivery of influential research at LSBU’s Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research. In his work at LSBU, Tony has forged important senior relationships across the education and health sectors as Deputy Director for PHIRST South Bank, which supports UK council’s evaluations of public health projects.

Professor Tony Moss said,  “I am privileged to have been offered this new role within LSBU. Having completed my undergraduate and doctoral studies here, I appreciate first-hand the opportunities that we provide to a wonderfully diverse community of students, and the transformational impact we have on wider society. While it might sound hackneyed to say the best thing about working somewhere is the people, to me that has always been true of LSBU – and is certainly what has kept me here for many happy years.

”LSBU already has a huge amount to be proud of, and our credentials as an organisation with a commitment to social justice are beyond dispute. Being ranked 5th in the whole world by the Times Higher for our contribution to reducing inequality shows that we are making a real difference. In my view, this is because we always focus on doing what is right, and not merely what is easy.

As I move into my new role, I look forward to working closely with colleagues and students to understand how we can continue to improve on our past achievements. I hope that through my service to our community I am able to play my part in ensuring LSBU overcomes the many challenges faced by our sector, so that we can continue delivering on our vital mission to transform lives and eliminate inequality.”