New senior appointments at Sheffield Hallam University

Professor Christina Hughes has been appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience at the University, one of two new appointments to the University Leadership Team.

Professor Hughes (pictured below) is currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Warwick, where she also undertook her degree and PhD. She has taught and researched in the fields of sociology, social policy and lifelong learning and was one of the founding co-chairs of the Gender and Education Association.

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Her research has been published widely and she is co-editor of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology. In her role at Sheffield Hallam, Professor Hughes will have overall responsibility for leading the entire student journey.

In a second appointment to the University’s leadership team, Richard Calvert will become the University’s first Chief Operating Officer. As Director General of the Strategy and Resources Directorate at the Department for Education, Richard has an extensive background in leading professional services in Government. He was previously Director General, Finance and Corporate Performance at the Department for International Development from 2009-2015. Richard will head up the majority of the University’s professional services departments.

Speaking ahead of the announcement, Professor Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam said: “I am delighted to welcome Christina and Richard to the University, and know that they are each looking forward to starting their new roles at Sheffield Hallam in the autumn.