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Emeritus Professors

Emeritus Professors

In recognition of distinguished service to the University of Exeter, the title of Emeritus Professor may be conferred on a Professor of the University at or after retirement.

About

  • Retiring Professors do not apply for Emeritus Professor status and the agreement by the Senate and Council is not required. Emeritus Professor status will normally be conferred on retiring Professors at retirement unless the PVC has reason to recommend otherwise.
  • All retiring Professors who are granted Emeritus Professor status will receive confirmation from the University's Director of Human Resources.
  • On ceremonial occasions Emeritus Professors shall rank in precedence before Professors.
  • The title Emeritus Professor will allow the retiring professor to maintain their IT and Library access but it does not confer any rights to an office or desk space.
  • Emeritus Professor status does not confer any entitlement to serve on any University Body or to exercise any administrative or executive function.
  • There are no expectations of work placed on Emeritus Professors. The title is purely honorary. Some Emeritus Professors choose to remain involved in the University's development on a voluntary basis.
  • Emeritus status does not prevent a Professor being paid for any occasional work they are requested to do by their College. (Any payment would be paid through the eClaims system at an agreed hourly rate.)
  • Emeritus Professors should use the title "Emeritus Professors" in any correspondence or website or other forms of communications so that the audience is clear that their association with the University is honorary.
  • Emeritus Professors should exercise care in their use of the title of Emeritus Professor when making public statements since they are not authorised to speak on behalf of the University.

Policy for Emeritus Professors

  1. In recognition of distinguished service to the University of Exeter, the title of Emeritus Professor will be conferred on any Professor of the University at, or after, retirement.
  2. Retiring Professors do not apply for Emeritus status.  It is conferred "automatically" unless the PVC has reason to recommend otherwise.  The conferring of the title is not subject to agreement by the Senate or Council.
  3. The title Emeritus Professor will allow the retiring professor to maintain their IT and Library access but it does not confer any rights to an office or desk space and they shall not be entitled to such to serve on any University body or to exercise any administrative or executive function.
  4. Similarly there are no expectations of work placed on Emeritus Professors.  The title is purely honorary. Some Emeritus Professors choose to remain involved in the University's development and this would be done on a voluntary basis.  Emeritus status does not prevent a professor being paid for any occasional work they are requested to do (any payment would be paid through the claims payroll at an agreed hourly rate).
  5. On ceremonial occasions Emeritus Professors shall rank in precedence before Professors.

How to maintain your IT account

To ensure that your current IT account is maintained you must update your account user details before your last day of employment.

To maintain access to your current email account and library access you are required to update your IT account details (you will need to log in with your University credentials). You will need to click IT access<Request new IT access<and select the relevant option, in this case Emeritus. You will then be presented with a list of details to complete. If you have an existing IT account, you should enter your current IT username in the relevant field as this will ensure that you keep the same account details.

More details about facilities available to retired members of staff can be found at University of Exeter Retired Staff Association (UERSA).

Emeritus Professors (by surname)

Full Name / QualificationsDiscipline

Agius, A Dionisius, FBA MA PhD Toronto

Institute of Arabic & Islamic Studies

Alan, Gregory, MSc and FCMA

Business and Finance

Alan, Robertshaw, BA PhD Dunlem

Modern Languages

Anderson, Jonathan M, BSc Exon PhD Lond

Biological Sciences

Anthony, Peter P, MB BS Lond FRCPath

Clinical Histopathology

Armstrong, David, PhD FRHistS

Politics

Armstrong, Neil, BEd (Nott) MSc (Loug) PhD (Exon) DSc (Exon) LLD (honoris causa, Brock Univ, Canada) ScD (honoris causa Univ of Coimbra, Portugal) FRSA

Sport and Health Sciences

Bailey, Trevor C, BSc (Lond) MSc DIC (Lond) PhD (Exon) FHEA        

Applied Statistics

Barlow, Frank, CBE MA DPhil Oxon HonDLitt Exon FBA FRSL FRHistS

History

Barnes, Stanley B, BA Cantab MSc Leics MA Essex

Egenis

Barry, Jonathan BA Cantab, MA D. Phil Oxon, F.R.H.S.

History

Bennett, Neville S, BEd PhD Lanc

Education

Berger, Mitchell BA (Princeton), Ph.D. (Harvard)

CEMPS

Black, John, MA Oxon

Economics

Black, Jeremy, MA Cantab, MA Oxson, PhD Dunelm

History

Braund, David, MA PhD (Cantab.) DLitt. (Batumi)

Classics & Ancient History

Bridge, John W, LLM PhD Brist Hon FSALS

Law

Britten, Nicky, BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, FRCGP (Hon), FRSA

College of Medicine and Health

Brown, Anne J, BSc Wales PhD Sheff

Biological Sciences

Doern, Bruce, BComm Manitoba MA Carleton PhD Queen's

Politics

Bryant, David M, BSc, PhD Lond FRSE

Biological Sciences

Bryant, John A, MA PhD Cantab FIBiol FRSA

Biological Sciences

Burden, Robert L, BA Hull PhD Exon DipEdPsych

Education and Lifelong Learning

Burt, Roger, BSc Exon PhD Lond FRHistS FGS

Economic History

Cameron, Keith C, BA Exon LèsL DU Rennes FRHistSoc

Modern Languages

Catchpole, David R, MA Oxon PhD Cantab

Theology

Cloke, Paul, BA (Southampton), PhD (London), DSc (Bristol), FBA, FAcSS, FRSNZ

Geography

Coles, Bryony J, BA MPhil FSA

Archaeology

Cook, Malcolm, BA (Hons) Warwick, PhD Warwick; Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques

Modern Languages

Cooke, Terence E.  BSc (Econ) Lond PhD Exon

Accounting

Full Name / QualificationsDiscipline

Daveney, Thomas F, BA Lond

Extra-Mural Studies

Davie, Grace, BA Exon PhD Lond

Sociology

Davies, Thomas W, BSc Tech PhD Sheff CEng FEChemE

Engineering

Depledge, Michael CBE, BSc (Hons), PhD (Lond), DSc (Lond), FRSB, FRCP 

Environment and Human Health

Desforges, Charles W, OBE BSc Lond PhD Lanc

Education and Lifelong Learning

Dillon, Patrick J, BEd Brist PhD Exon

Education and Lifelong Learning

Doe, Paul M, MA Oxon FSA

Music

Draper, Paul, BA Exon MA R'dg PhD Stir

Finance

El-Enany, Rasheed, BA Cairo (English) PhD Exon

Modern Arabic Literature

Ellard, Sian, OBE PhD FRCPath

Genomic Medicine

Ernest, Paul, BSc Sus MSc PhD Lond FIMA

Education and Lifelong Learning

Ernst, Edzard, MD, PhD, FMEdSci, FSB, FRCP, FRCP (Edin.)

Complementary Medicine

Fieldhouse, Roger T, BA R'dg PhD Leeds

Education and Lifelong Learning

Forsythe, William J, MA Cantab MPhil PhD Exon

Sport and Health Science

Full Name / QualificationsDiscipline

Gosling, Jonathan, UEBS

Business and Management

Gray, Denis P, OBE MA MB BChir Cantab PRCGP Hon FRSH FRSA

Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences

Hampshire-Monk, Iain, CSSIS (Politics)

Politics

Harding, Anthony, MA PhD FSA FBA Humanities

Archaeology

Hayward, Susan, BA MA PhD Exon

French

Herbert, Martin, MA Natal PhD Lond

Clinical and Community Psychology

Hitchcock, Richard, MA PhD St And

Modern Languages

Inkson, John, BSc Manc MA PhD ScD Cantab FInstP FRSA

Physics

John, Mary E, BA PhD Nott DUniv Open AFBPS FRSA Ch Psychol

Education

Jones, Robert,

Computational Physics

Kearns, James, PhD

Modern Languages

Kennedy, Clive R, PhD DSc Liv

Biological Sciences

Kirby, Brian J, OBE MB ChB Leeds FRCP

Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences

Krzanowski, Wojtek J, BSc Leeds DipMathStat Cantab PhD R'dg

Mathematical Sciences

Full Name / QualificationsDiscipline

Lauster, Martina, Staatsexamen DPhil Marburg

Modern Languages

Lea, Stephen, MA PhD (Cantab) FBPsS CPsychol FAcSS

Psychology

Leaper, Robert A B, CBE MA Cantab DipPSA Oxon DHC

Social Administration

Ley, Graham,

Drama

Littlechild, Jennifer, PhD Biophysics, MI Biology, LI Biology

Biosciences

Macnair, Mark R, MA Cantab PhD Liv

Biosciences

Maxfield, Valerie A, BA Dip Archaeol PhD FSA

Archaeology

McCullough, Christopher, MA Leeds

Drama

McInerney, John P, OBE BSc (Agric) Lond PhD Iowa State

Business and Economics

McNeillie, Andrew,

English

Melling, Joseph, BSc (Bradford), PhD (Glasgow)

History

Merkin, Robert

SISS

Mitchell, Don, BSc Manc PhD Lond

Psychology

Mitchell, Stephen, FBA, DPhil, DrTheol. h.c. (Humboldt University, Berlin)

Classics & Ancient History

Mitchell, Catherine

CLES

Monsell, Stephen, MA DPhil 

Psychology

Murray, Gordon, OBE BSc Nott MBA Lond PhD East Anglia

Development Studies

Myhill, Debra

English

Narayanan, Ajit, BSc Aston PhD Exon

Computer Science

Niblock, Tim C, BA in PPE Oxon Cert. des Hautes Etudes Europeenes Bruges PhD in Internat. Relations Sus

Arab Gulf Studies

Nichols, David, MA DPhil Oxon.

Biological Sciences

Noakes, Jeremy D, MA DPhil Oxon FRHistS

History

O'Connor, Dan J, MA Chicago PhD Lond

Philosophy

Orme, Nicholas I, MA DPhil DLitt Oxon FSA FRHistS

History

Full Name / QualificationsDiscipline

O'Connor, Dan J, MA Chicago PhD Lond

Philosophy

Orme, Nicholas I, MA DPhil DLitt Oxon FSA FRHistS

History

Partridge, Derek, BSc Lond PhD Lond

Computer Science

Pawlak, Robert 

Medicine and Health

Pickering, Andrew, CSSIS

Sociology Philisophy & Anthropology

Pine, Robert J, BSc and ACGI Lond MSc and DIC Lond PhD

Camborne School of Mines

Powell, John H, MA PhD CEng FIET CMATH FIMA FRSA

Strategy

Preece, Peter F W, MA Oxon PhD Exon CPhys FinstP

Education and Lifelong Learning

Reid, Leslie R, MA Edin FBPsS

Psychology

Reynolds, David, BSc Essex

Education and Lifelong Learning

Richards, David  

Medicine and Health

Robin Turner, James C, MA PhD ScD Cantab CEng FIChemE

Chemical Engineering

Rush, Michael D, BA PhD Sheff FRSA

Politics

Schofield, Kenneth, JP PhD DSc Dunelm FRSC

Chemistry

Scott, Peter W, BSc N'Cle PhD Lond DIC CChem MRSC CGeol FGS

Camborne School of Mines

Seaford, Richard, MA D Phil.Oxon Humanities

Classics & Ancient History

Sharpe, Lesley, MA DPhil Oxon

German

Sheldon, Brian, MPhil Birm PhD Leics

Social Services , PMS

Shrubsall, Vivien J, LLB Leeds FTII

Legal Practice

Smith, Sir Steve, Bsc, MSc, PhD

Politics

Snowden, Robert, BA PhD DSA Exon Hon FFFP

Sociology

Sorrell, Martin R M, BA Oxon MA Kent

Modern Languages

Soward, Andrew M, FRS, PhD Cantab

Mathematics

Spencer, Jane, BA, DPhil 

English

Srivastava, Gyaneshwar, B Sc (DDUGU); M Sc (BHU); Ph D (BHU); D Sc (BHU) FInstP; CPhys; FIMA; CMath; FHEA; APS outstanding referee 

Physics

Stebbings, Chantal

SISS

Straw, Allan, BA Nott PhD Sheff

Geography

Swanton, Michael J, BA PhD HonDLitt Dunelm MSc Bath FSA FRHistS

English

Szajkowski, Bogdan, MA Manc PhD Wales FRSA KK

Politics

Full Name / QualificationsDiscipline

Taylor, Helen, BA Lond MA DPhil Sus

English

Thomson, Peter W, MA Cantab

Drama and Music

Titball, Richard

CLES

Trinder, Liz 

CLES

Vámos, Peter, Dipl Math Budapest PhD DSc Sheff

Mathematics

Vonhoff, Gert

Humanities

Walling, Desmond E, BA Exon PhD Exon

Geography

Walters, Godfrey A, MA Cantab PhD Liv CEng MICE MIWEM

Engineering

Webb, Bruce W,  BSc PhD DSc Exon FHEA

Geography

Webster, John, PhD DSc Lond FIBiol

Biological Sciences

Wilkins, John, MA PhD (Cantab) Humanities

Classics & Ancient History

Wilks , Stephen, BA (Lancaster), PhD (Manchester), FCA

Politics

Wiseman, Peter, MA DPhil Oxon HonDLitt Dunelm FBA FSA

Classics

Witkin, Robert W, BA Leeds PhD Exon

Sociology

Woollons, David J, BSc PhD Brist

Engineering

Wragg, Anthony A, BSc PhD Manc CEng FIChemE

Engineering

Wyatt, Adrian F G, BSc Brist DPhil Oxon FRS

Physics

Yearworth, Mike

Management Science

Zhang, Keke

CEMPS