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Pro Vice-Chancellor for London Campus

Dr Guy Brown, Pro Vice-Chancellor for London Campus

Guy Brown is Pro Vice-Chancellor for London Campus at Northumbria University.

Guy provides strategic, disciplinary, and wider leadership and vision for the London Campus and wider QA partnership, leading and promoting cross University working and strategic external partnerships, enabling empowered people to succeed and be the best they can, and supporting an inclusive, innovative, and high performing culture.

Guy leads the smooth operation of the London Campus, working closely with the wider University Executive. London Campus has over five thousand students studying a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes full time, part time, blended and distance learning.

Guy leads and directs Northumbria’s distance learning provision (a national degree apprenticeship offer) both at London and across the University, as well as leading areas of Northumbria’s Education Strategy including Educational and Mental Health Analytics and Student Onboarding. He is the strategic lead for Northumbria University Pathway College, which welcomes and supports international learners at Northumbria’s Newcastle Campus.

Guy leads all aspects of the relationship with our commercial partner in the London campus, including developing new income and partnership opportunities.

Central to the design of all programmes within his portfolio is the opportunity for learners to engage in experiential learning activity including internships, multi campus mobility, client led consultancy, professional practice, and multidisciplinary projects. This ensures Northumbria’s 2030 strategic ambition, Powering an Inclusive Economy, is achieved. The flexibility of programmes through part time, blended, distance learning and weekend delivery modes meets the needs of learners who need to mix work and study. Northumbria works closely with the communities it serves in London and the Northeast to design programmes which drive social mobility.

Guy is Vice Chair of the University Education Committee, externally to Northumbria he is the Chair of the London Higher Centres Network, a local Primary school Chair and Governor of Derwentside College.

Prior to joining Northumbria, Guy worked in the private and public sector in strategic marketing and economic development roles, including projects for BBC TV and RTE. Since joining Northumbria, Guy has held several roles including Senior and Principal Lecture in Newcastle Business School, Corporate and Executive Development Department, Head of Department, Associate Dean (International) in the Faculty of Business and Law, Director of Northumbria London Campus, and Dean of Students.

Guy attended Blaydon Comprehensive School before moving on to study at university. Guy completed his doctoral studies with a thesis titled “The Impact of Organisational Aesthetics upon Innovation in the Public Sector: an exploration of employee perceptions of changes to workplace design.”  

His most recent publications include book chapters in The Handbook of Research on Innovations in Technology and Marketing for the Connected Consumer (2020); Strategy, Leadership and AI in the Cyber Ecosystem: The Role of Digital Societies in Information Governance and Decision Making (2020) and AI, Blockchain and Self Sovereign Identity in Higher Education (2023), Other research interest and publication include workplace design and aesthetics, facilitating a culture of innovation through open plan working, supporting students through personal tutoring, virtual learning environment and on-line learning.


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