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Prof. Paul Ivey

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Innovation) and Chief Business Officer

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Professor Paul Ivey is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Business Officer at London South Bank University. He has group responsibility for Innovation; specifically campus development, income diversification, 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 BSc Engineering and Applied Science, and Doctor of Philosophy.

After working as an aerospace design engineer in the US, Paul returned to the UK to research aero-engine thermo-fluid-mechanics: subsequently he authored over one hundred publications in journals, conferences and book chapters; initiated / supervised twenty-five Doctoral research projects; secured research contracts worth £13.5M and two aero-engine anti-icing patents. His work has contributed to the design of internal air systems of GE and Rolls-Royce aero-engines, HP Compressor blades for the RR Trent engine family, and smart sensor gas turbine diagnostic systems. For these contributions he was awarded the title Professor of Turbomachinery.

Paul has been 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 also elected County Councillor and twice selected as a Westminster Parliamentary Candidate. He is chair of the University of London’s military education committee, honorary fellow of the Jordanian Royal Scientific Society, governor at the Emirates Aviation University in Dubai and named ‘Individual of the Year’ by the Chinese Hanban.