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Professor David Shepherd

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning


As Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, David is leading the University's teaching portfolio as we emerge from pandemic restrictions. He joined the University in September 2021. 

Previously David was Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Keele (2009-2016) and then Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Canterbury Christ Church University (2016-2019). Prior to his time at Keele, David was a senior member of staff at the University of Sheffield, where he founded the Bakhtin Centre and held a wide range of leadership roles, including Head of the School of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Director of Research for Arts and Humanities, and Director of the Humanities Research Institute. 

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