Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellors

Professor Paul van Gardingen

Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International and Development Research

Paul van Gardingen joined the University of Leicester as Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International and Development Research in June 2017. His role is to enhance Leicester’s international research and its global impact linking Leicester’s world class researchers with partners around the world. A key priority in this work will be the development of a series of strategic research partnerships. In addition to his role as Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, he holds the Chair of International Development in the School of Geology, Geography and the Environment.

Paul brings nearly 30 years' experience of interdisciplinary international research, largely working in developing countries. His previous roles included leading the UK’s Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation Programme (ESPA) and holding the UNESCO Chair of International Development at the University of Edinburgh.