College of Arts and Law: College Board Members

College Board is responsible for the academic leadership of the College.

Professor Andrew Stockley

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Arts and Law, Chair

Professor Andrew Stockley joined the University of Birmingham in September 2022 as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Arts and Law. 

He was previously the Executive Dean of The City Law School where he was also a member of City, University of London’s Senior Leadership Team and Professor of Constitutional Law and History. He was Dean of the Auckland Law School from 2011 to 2018 and before that was the Senior Tutor and a Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, where he was also a member of the Oxford Law Faculty. He spent the first part of his academic career as a member of the Law Faculty and then Head of the Law School at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He was also Principal of College House, New Zealand's oldest university residential college, for ten years.

Andrew studied for his doctorate in eighteenth-century history at the University of Cambridge and his thesis has been published as Britain and France at the Birth of America. He has also published on a variety of constitutional law issues including the role of the Crown, the courts and judicial independence, and electoral reform.

Professor Andrew Stockley

Rachel Allmark

Director of Operations

Rachel has overall responsibility for the leadership of all Professional Services supporting the College. She is responsible for the development of College Services in supporting the College’s strategic objectives in teaching, research and knowledge transfer and working in partnership with the College Academic leadership.

Email: r.k.allmark@bham.ac.uk

Rachel Allmark

Professor Helen Abbott

Head of Language, Culture, Art History and Music

Helen Abbott is Head of School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music, with particular specialism in creative and multilingual partnerships with and for students and academic staff.

Email: h.abbott@bham.ac.uk
Web: birmingham.ac.uk/helenabbott

Professor Helen Abbott

Professor Charlotte Hempel

Head of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

I am Head of the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion,  a thriving academic community  that is home to two Departments: the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Theology and Religion. I have overall responsibility for the  leadership and management of the School. I am also a member of College Board in the College of Arts and Law as well as the University’s Senior Leadership Forum.

Email: c.hempel@bham.ac.uk
Web: birmingham.ac.uk/charlottehempel

Professor Charlotte Hempel

Professor Tom Lockwood

Head of English, Drama and Creative Studies

Tom Lockwood is Head of the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies where he works with colleagues to advance the School’s academic endeavours. He is a member of College Board, and serves on a number of University-wide oversight boards

Email: t.e.lockwood@bham.ac.uk
Web: birmingham.ac.uk/tomlockwood

Professor Tom Lockwood

Dr William Purkis

Head of School, SHAC

Information to follow.

Email: w.j.purkis@bham.ac.uk
Web: birmingham.ac.uk/williampurkis


Professor Lisa Webley

Head of Law

Information to follow.

Email: l.c.webley@bham.ac.uk
Web: birmingham.ac.uk/lisawebley

Professor Lisa Webley

Professor Hugh Adlington

Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer

Hugh Adlington is the College's Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer. He is responsible for the development and delivery of the College's research, impact and engagement strategy, and chairs the College Research and Knowledge Development Committee

Email: h.c.adlington@bham.ac.uk
Web: birmingham.ac.uk/hughadlington

Professor Hugh Adlington

Professor Aleksandra Cavoski

Director of Global Engagement (DoGE)

Aleksandra is CAL College Director of Global Engagement and provides leadership in extending CAL’s global reach and reputation. She is also CAL Sustainability Lead and she is leading a team of academics developing a CAL sustainability module. 

Email: a.cavoski@bham.ac.uk
Web: birmingham.ac.uk/alekscavoski

Professor Aleks Cavoski

Professor Elaine Fulton

Director of Education

Professor Elaine Fulton is Director of Education for the College of Arts and Law, leading College-wide initiatives to enhance teaching and learning, and placing students at the heart of what we do.

Email: e.k.fulton@bham.ac.uk
Web: birmingham.ac.uk/elainefulton

Professor Elaine Fulton

Professor Peter Morey

CAL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Peter Morey is the CAL Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead. He is responsible for coordinating EDI initiatives across the College. He sits on College Board and is a member of the UoB Equality Executive Group.

Email: p.morey@bham.ac.uk
Web: birmingham.ac.uk/petermorey

Professor Peter Morey

Professor Corey Ross

Deputy Head of the College of Arts and Law

Corey Ross is Deputy Head of College, Arts and Law, at the University of Birmingham. As Deputy Head of College and a member of College Board, he assumes delegated responsibility for specific College activities, committees and initiatives, and deputises on a range of duties across the University.  He works closely with the Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College, as well as the CAL Director of Operations, on the formulation of College strategy and its implementation, with a particular emphasis on staffing, external partnerships, workload management, EDI, and the College’s involvement with the University’s Dubai campus. 

Email: c.d.ross@bham.ac.uk
Web: birmingham.ac.uk/coreyross

Professor Corey Ross

Dr Gillian Wright

Director of College Graduate School

Gillian Wright is the Director of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. She leads on academic support for postgraduate researchers in the College and chairs its Graduate School Board. 

Email: g.wright@bham.ac.uk
Web: birmingham.ac.uk/GillianWright

Dr Gillian Wright

Secretary of the Committee: Joanne Keogh (j.keogh@bham.ac.uk)

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