Professor Stuart Corbridge

Stuart Corbridge

Stuart joined Durham University as Vice-Chancellor and Warden in 2015 from the London School of Economics (LSE), where he served as Deputy Director and Provost. He graduated with a BA Honours degree in Geography from Sidney Sussex College and continued at Cambridge for his PhD, which was focused on the politics of ethnoregionalism in Jharkhand, India and has carried out field-based academic work in eastern India ever since. Alongside this, he has also worked extensively in that region for the UK’s Department for International Development, including on public service delivery issues, joint forest management, participation and empowerment. He has held posts at Huddersfield Polytechnic, Royal Holloway, Bedford New College (University of London) and the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse University. In 1988, Stuart was appointed to a Lectureship in South Asian Geography at Cambridge University and was elected to a Fellowship at Sidney Sussex College. He remained at Cambridge for the next 11 years before taking up a post of Professor of International Studies at the University of Miami and later a Chair in Geography at the LSE. He became the Head of the Department of International Development in 2007 and from 2010 served as Pro-Director for Research and External Relations. In 2013 he was appointed as the first Deputy Director and Provost of LSE and led work to develop LSE’s core undergraduate course (LSE 100) and more generally, he led work to improve systems of academic recruitment, mentoring, review and reward. He joined the UCEA Board in October 2016.

Session

Stuart will be chairing to Plenary session 4: Academic Freedom and free speech on Wednesday 10 July with Baroness Valerie Amos, Director, SOAS, Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia and AHEIA Vice-Chair and Dr Robert Gordon, Provost and Vice-President: Academic and Professor in Geography & Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University.

He will also be contributing to Plenary session 5: #Metoo in HE: what are we doing? on Wednesday 10 July with with Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University and Kirsty Dwyer, Chief Executive, People & Diversity, University of Canberra. The session will be chaired by Dr Robert Gordon, Provost and Vice-President: Academic and Professor in Geography & Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Synopsis

To follow.

This page was updated on 3 April 2019.