Professor Chris Husbands
Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University
Professor Chris Husbands is a university leader, academic, educationist and public servant. He has served as Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University since January 2016.
A Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, he has undertaken senior roles in universities for over fifteen years, as Head of the Institute of Education at Warwick University (2000-3), as Dean of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia (2003-7), as Dean of Faculty and then Director of the Institute of Education (2007-15) and as Vice Provost at University College London (2014-15).
As Director of the Institute of Education, he led the organisation to top position in the QS world rankings in two successive years, to the Queen’s Award for Higher Education and a dominant position in UK education research.
His academic expertise lies in education policy and practice; his work has been developed in fifteen books and over four hundred papers and presentations. He has advised local and national governments in the UK and internationally, across four continents.
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