Professor Alistair Fitt
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University
Professor Alistair Fitt is the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University. Alistair was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor at Oxford Brookes and had a remit that covered all research and knowledge exchange at the university.
Alistair joined Oxford Brookes in March 2011 from the University of Southampton where he worked for 22 years, latterly as the Head of the School of Mathematics and then Pro Vice-Chancellor, International.
He studied at Lincoln College, Oxford, and specialises in industrial applied mathematics.
He has published three books and more than 90 research papers and has spent many years attending study groups with industry all over the world, where real unsolved industrial problems are studied by groups of mathematicians. Alistair’s research centres on two main areas, namely the flow of glass, food and other complex fluids and flow and deformation in human eyes.
Alistair’s external involvements include close connections with EPSRC and other funding agencies. He is the President-elect of the IMA (the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications) and is also a member of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership Board and a Non-Executive Director of a number of companies.
He is also Chair of the Health Education Research & Policy Network at Universities UK, a member of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership Board, and a Non-Executive Director of a number of companies.
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