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Senate members

The current membership of the Senate is as follows:

Ex-officio members - staff

Professor Sir Paul Curran
Professor Sir Paul Curran - Chair of Senate, President
President Professor Sir Paul Curran joined City in 2010 having served as Vice-Chancellor at Bournemouth University and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Southampton.
Read more about Professor Sir Paul Curran

Professor Richard Verrall Professor Richard Verrall - Deputy Chair of Senate, Vice President and Chair of Academic Governance Committee
Professor Verrall was appointed Vice President (Strategy and Planning) (previously known as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategy & Planning)) in 2011 and became Vice President in September 2016, having earlier been Associate Dean (Research, Knowledge Transfer and International) in Cass Business School.
Read Richard Verrall's biography.

Professor David Bolton Professor David Bolton - Deputy President
Deputy President Professor David Bolton has held several posts at City and prior to his current appointment was Dean of the School of Informatics until 2008 and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).
Read Professor David Bolton's biography.

Professor Andrew Jones Professor Andrew Jones- Vice-President (Research and Enterprise)
Professor Andrew Jones is an inter-disciplinary social scientist with a background as an economic geographer. He became the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise in March 2016 and in September of that year became Vice-President.
Read Professor Jones's biography.

Professor Stanton Newman Professor Stanton Newman - Vice-President (International) and Chair of Board of Studies in Health Sciences
Professor Stanton Newman is Vice-President (International) and also sits on City's Council.
Read Professor Newman's biography.

Professor Laurence Solkin - Chair of Board of Studies in Arts & Social Sciences
Professor Solkin is Dean of the School of Arts and Social Sciences.

Professor Marianne Lewis Professor Marianne Lewis - Chair of Board of Studies in Business Studies
Professor Marianne Lewis is Dean of the Cass Business School and Professor of Management.
Read Professor Lewis's biography.

Professor Roger Crouch Professor Roger Crouch - Chair of Board of Studies in Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
Professor Crouch is Dean of the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering.
Read Professor Crouch's biography.

Professor Carl Stychin Professor Carl Stychin - Chair of Board of Studies in City Law School
Professor Stychin is Dean of the City Law School.
Read Professor Stychin's biography.

Professor Susannah Quinsee Professor Susannah Quinsee - Chair of Board of Studies in Learning Development
Professor Susannah Quinsee is Director of Learning Development and Chair in Learning and Teaching Development at City.
Read Professor Quinsee's biography.

Professor Ron Douglas Professor Ron Douglas - Chair of Research Ethics Committee
Ron is a biologist specialising in the visual system who joined City in 1984. He was previously a Royal Society post-doctoral fellow at the University of Ulm (Germany) and a research assistant at the University of Sussex.
Read Professor Douglas's biography.

Professor Steve Stanton - Chair of Validation & Institutional Partnerships Committee
In his role as Dean of Validation Professor Stanton has the responsibility for overseeing the academic standards of City's portfolio of validated degrees which currently include music and performing arts programmes offered by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (Performance, Composition, Acting, Stage Management and Music Therapy), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (including Performance, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre, Scenography and Dance Science), Arts Educational Schools (Acting and Musical Theatre), and the Nordoff-Robbins Centre for Music Therapy. His research interests are Japanese and Oriental music, African-American music, Eastern European folk music, ethnochoreology, intercultural music, music theatre, composition.

Ms Susannah Marsden Ms Susannah Marsden - Director of Student & Academic Services
Susannah is Director of Student and Academic Services. She has responsibility for the majority of City's academic administration and student services and also supports City's Executive Team in the development and implementation of the Education and Student Strategy and student experience. Susannah has successfully overseen two QAA Reviews and managed a review of undergraduate education. She is currently leading a transformation project to modernise the infrastructure of the student and academic administration. Her contribution to City has been marked by the institution via the Robert Kitchin Award and by the Students' Union through an Order of the Noble Carrot Award. Outside City, Susannah is Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Centre for Circus Arts. She is also a Governor of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, which includes RADA and LAMDA. She has made significant contributions to leadership and governance reviews, sat on Audit Committee, been a member of Strategic Plan Working Groups and been on the appointment panels for senior staff. Susannah is a musician and has performed and recorded in a variety of groups and venues including for the BBC. She holds BSc (Hons) and MA degrees.

Non ex-Officio members of Senate - staff

Dr Arti Agrawal
Dr Arti Agrawal - Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
Dr Arti Agrawal is a lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Read Dr Agarwal's biography.

Ms Julie Attenborough Ms Julie Attenborough- Health Sciences
Ms Julie Attenborough is the Associate Dean Education Technology and Innovation in the School of Health Sciences.
Read Ms Attenborough's biography.

Professor Charles Baden-Fuller - Business
Charles Baden-Fuller is the Centenary Professor of Strategy and leader of the Strategy Group at Cass.
Find out more about Professor Baden-Fuller.

Professor Susan Blake Professor Susan Blake - Law
Professor Susan Blake is Associate Dean of The City Law School.
Read Professor Blake's biography

Professor Mireia Jofre-Bonet - Arts & Social Sciences

Dr Rachel Cohen Dr Rachel Cohen - Arts & Social Sciences
Dr Rachel Cohen is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology.
Read Dr Cohen's biography.

Dr Chris Flood Dr Chris Flood - Health Sciences
Dr Chris Flood is a mental health nurse, researcher and lecturer.
Read Dr Flood's biography.

Professor Anthony Neuberger - Business

Dr Amanda Goodall
Dr Goodall is a Senior Lecturer in Management.
Read Dr Goodall's biography.

Professor Chris Hull Professor Chris Hull - Health Sciences
Chris is Divisional Lead for Optometry and Visual Science and professor of optics of vision within the School of Health Sciences.
Read Professor Hull's biography.

Professor Giulia Iori Professor Giulia Iori - Economics
Before joining City as a Professor of Economics, Professor Iori worked at the University of Essex and at Kings College London. She taught courses in Financial Engineering, Corporate Finance, Investment, Financial Mathematics, Financial Derivatives and Exotic Options.
Read Professor Iori's biography.

Dr Anton Cox - Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering

Professor Abdulnaser Sayma Professor Abdulnaser Sayma - Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
Professor Sayma is a Professor of Energy Engineering.
Read Professor Sayma's biography.

Mr Keith Simpson - Law
Mr Keith Simpson is a Senior Lecturer in The City Law School.
Read Mr Simpson's biography.

Mr Sarwan Singh - Law
Sarwan Singh is a Senior Lecturer in The City Law School.
Read Mr Singh's biography.

Mr Peter Woodward Mr Peter Woodward - Visiting Academic Staff
Mr Peter Woodward currently teaches C++ programming at City as a visiting lecturer.
Read Mr Woodward's biography.

Student members


Mr Yusuf Ahmad - Students' Union President

Yusuf Ahmad joined City in 2012 and completed his masters (MEng) degree in the field of Engineering in 2015. Following that, he was the Vice President of Activities of City Students’ Union for the year 2015/16 and led on student opportunities and extra-curricular activities. He was then elected as the President of City Students’ Union for the year 2016/17 and is currently the spokesperson of the CSU, and leads on campaigns and welfare issues.

Mr Zain Ismail- Students' Union Vice-President Education

Mr Sheikh Hassan - Students' Union Vice-President Activities & Development

Ms Laura Thompson - Postgraduate Taught Student Representative

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