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Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)

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Professor Graham Wynn


Professor Graham Wynn was appointed to the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education in October 2021. Before joining Northumbria University Graham was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Leicester.


Graham joined the University of Leicester as an undergraduate student in 1987. He was appointed as a lecturer in Physics and Astronomy in 1996, after completing his undergraduate and PhD studies at the University. Graham held a number of Department and Faculty roles at Leicester, including Head of Department of Physics and Astronomy.  Between 2016 and 2020, Graham led the Education Excellence and Curriculum Transformation education enhancement programmes at Leicester, which involved full curriculum review of all taught programmes at the University. He has also held the role of Dean of Education for the College of Science and Engineering.


As PVC Education, Graham is responsible for leading and shaping the University’s Education Strategy, enhancing the quality and distinctiveness of the student experience and building a portfolio of high-quality, taught programmes that provide an excellent student learning experience and strong student outcomes. Graham leads the preparations and planning for the University’s TEF submissions and other regulatory or sector-related returns, including the NSS.


A professor of theoretical astrophysics, Graham’s research is focused on the study of astrophysical accretion. Accretion flows are prevalent throughout the Universe and play a pivotal role in star and planet formation as well as powering some of the most energetic astrophysical phenomena. Recent research topics include accretion disc physics, interacting binary stars, gamma-ray bursts, exoplanets and cool dwarfs, and cosmological feedback processes. Graham has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles and has been principle or co-investigator on over £10M of research grants.


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