Professor Julie Lydon OBE
Julie Lydon OBE took up the position of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan in April 2010. She was previously the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development) at the University which she joined in 2006.
From 2003 to 2006, she was Assistant Vice-Chancellor at UWE Bristol with oversight for academic quality, student services, academic secretariat and timetabling. Previously she was Associate Dean of the Business School at the University of Wolverhampton.
With a strong personal interest in standards and quality in higher education, she was previously an auditor for the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and is currently a member of the QAA Advisory Panel for Wales.
Her representational roles include board membership of UCEA, HECSU, University Alliance, Higher Education Wales, HEFCW Student Experience, Teaching & Quality Committee and she is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education.
When time allows, her research interests include organisational change and collaboration within higher education.
Professor Helen Langton
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Development
Helen is responsible for development of the University’s course portfolio across its five campuses. A children’s cancer specialist, Helen ran cancer care courses at the University of the West of England in the early 1990s working as Head of School for children’s nursing and later adult nursing.
She has also held the posts of Dean of the Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences at the University of Derby and Associate Dean at the Coventry University.
Helen is involved in several national working groups, including her position as co-chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Group for Health Education England.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Strategic Resources
Huw Williams qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in 1988 and joined the University in 1992. He initially joined the University on contract to establish its financial position following its transition from Polytechnic to full University status. He subsequently became Head of the Finance department, then Director of Finance, then part of the Directorate Structure in 1998.
Pro-Vice Chancellor, International Development
Vassilis was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science at the University, and prior to that was Dean of Computer Science at the University of Westminster. His research interests include intelligent content-based search mechanisms for multimedia databases, pattern matching algorithms for image processing, and new technologies for cultural heritage preservation. He has extensive experience in international collaborations and partnerships and has worked in most parts of the world leading feasibility and negotiation teams for international projects.