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John Leach

Professor John Leach BSc, PhD, FRSC, FAcSS, PFHEA

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic Staffing and Equalities and Dean of the Faculty of Development and Society

Summary

John is Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic Staffing and Equalities and Dean of the Faculty of Development and Society; he has been at Sheffield Hallam since 2012. He was appointed to his first Chair on 1 January 2000, and has previously held senior appointments at the University of Leeds and the University of Hull.

John completed both his first degree in pharmacology and his PGCE in chemistry and science at the University of Bristol. He later obtained a PhD in science education from the University of Leeds.

A qualified teacher, John’s academic background is in science education and he has published a number of books and scholarly pieces in this area.

Roles on external bodies

  • 2005: Member of the ESRC Peer Review College
  • 2012: Member of the Nominations Committee of the Academy of Social Sciences
  • 2014: Member and Deputy Chair of the Education sub-panel, Research Excellence Framework

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences
  • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member, Association for Science Education
  • Member, British Educational Research Association
  • Member, European Science Education Research Association

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