Professor Mark Overton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Affairs)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Affairs)
Professor Mark Overton
Mark Overton took his first degree at Exeter before moving to Cambridge to research for his PhD. He was subsequently an Assistant Lecturer in Geography and Fellow of Emmanuel College before moving to the Geography Department at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He returned to Exeter in 1995 as Professor of Economic and Social History, was appointed Dean of Postgraduate Studies from 1998-2001, and became Deputy Vice-Chancellor in 2006.
Professor Overton leads on external affairs for the University within the UK and takes the lead on equality and diversity and on environmental sustainability. He is also responsible for the University’s activities at our Cornwall Campus.
His research interests include the agrarian history of England from the middle ages onwards, and much of this research is incorporated in his book, Agricultural revolution in England 1500-1850 (CUP, 1996). His most recent book on agrarian history, Farming to halves: the hidden history of sharefarming in England from medieval to modern times, was published in 2009. He is currently working on a Leverhulme funded project looking at economic growth in England before the industrial revolution.
From 2006-2011, Mark Overton was Vice-Chair of the Training and Development Board of the Economic and Social Research Council. He was elected an Academician of the Academy of the Social Sciences in 2004.
Contact: Beth Allan (Executive PA)