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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Professor Lisa Webley
Head of Law
Professor Lisa Webley is Head of Birmingham Law School and Chair in Legal Education and Research at the University of Birmingham, UK. She holds a Senior Associate Research Fellowship at IALS, University of London. She is General Editor of Legal Ethics and past-chair of the RCSL International Working Group for the Comparative Study of the Legal Professions.
Her research concerns the regulation, education and ethicality and professionalism of the legal profession, and broader access to justice, dispute resolution and rule of law concerns. She has been the Principal Investigator on several large research projects including those funded by the European Commission, the Ministry of Justice, legal professional regulators and Innovate UK. She is author of two textbooks: The Complete Public Law Text Cases and Materials (with Harriet Samuels) published by Oxford University Press and Legal Writing published by Routledge. Her teaching includes public law, family law, legal professional regulation and ethics, dispute resolution and research methods. She was awarded the OUP Law Teacher of the Year prize in 2016.
Professor Nick Crowson
Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer
Nick Crowson 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Secretary of the Committee: Joanne Keogh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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