Professor Janice Kay, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
Professor Janice Kay
I became Deputy Vice-Chancellor in August 2004. I am a Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology. I was supported for the first years of my career by the Medical Research Council, from studentship to author of three project grants at Newcastle, Lancaster and York. I was appointed to a Wellcome Trust University Lectureship at Exeter in 1990. My research, funded most recently by ESRC as well as Wellcome, is concerned with theoretical modelling, assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of disorders of perception, speech, language and memory.
In my role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, I have line management responsibility for the College of Humanities and liaise also with the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry. Over the past few years, I have led in the development of the University’s Science Strategy which is investing £80m of internal and external income in five major themes: Climate Change and Sustainable Futures, Extrasolar Planets, Functional Materials, Systems Biology and Translational Medicine. The Strategy links with the University's proposal for a multi-million Environment and Sustainability Institute under EU Convergence funding. I also have overall responsibility for the University's taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and its Education Strategy. Education of the highest quality has a key place in Exeter's priorities, and the University is investing significant resource to enhance its truly excellent reputation for providing the kind of outstanding student experience that one would expect from a leading research intensive institution which is fully committed to teaching and learning.
I am the former Chair of the 1994 Group Student Experience Policy Group between 2006-2012, which has been working to help drive the national agenda on the student experience. I am a member of the DCSF HE Engagement Board and chair the HERDA SW Learning and Teaching and Health Planning Groups. I am also a university nominated Governor of Exeter College.
Contact: Jo Engelbach (Executive PA)