Professor Julie Hall appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University

Professor Julie Hall will join London Met in February 2022.

Date: 27 January 2022

London Met is delighted to welcome Professor Julie Hall as its new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). 

Julie is a professor of Higher Education with a background in sociology and particular interest in inclusive teaching and learning, for which she was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2014. She has worked in the sector for 36 years, starting her career with leading a London Guildhall University programme at partner institutions in London.

Julie joins the University from Solent University Southampton, where she has served since 2017, most recently as Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor. 

Professor Lynn Dobbs, Vice Chancellor of London Metropolitan University said, "I’m delighted to welcome Julie to London Met. She brings a wealth of experience, and her focus on inclusive teaching and learning make her the ideal person to build on the excellent work already underway across the University. I would like to thank Professor Don MacRaild for the fantastic work he has done during his time covering this role."

Julie said, "I am thrilled to join this wonderful university. With so many exciting plans in place, I am keen to contribute to the next stage in London Met's development at a critical time for higher education in London. Having taught at London Guildhall so many years ago, it is a real privilege to return as your Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)."

At Solent, Julie’s achievements included leading a wide-ranging review that consolidated the academic portfolio; overseeing improvements in the University's performance in the NSS; and playing an instrumental role in bringing the University from TEF Bronze to Silver. Prior to that, she worked at the University of Roehampton for over a decade in a number of roles, latterly as Deputy Provost (Academic Development); and at Kingston University, as an Academic Training Coordinator.

Julie has been extensively engaged externally, serving as a board member at NHS Southampton University Hospital and as the Hampshire Regional University representative for the Local Enterprise Partnership, culminating in a successful bid for £13m for an Institute of Technology in Maritime, Digital and Engineering, working with Portsmouth University, local FE colleges and local employers.  She is also on the Board for Southampton's bid to be City of Culture in 2025. 

She has also served as a member of the government’s expert advice panel on teaching excellence since 2014, and as a member of a national summit programme for Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) attainment. Between 2010 and 2014, she was Chair of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), the professional association for staff and educational developers in the UK, promoting innovation and good practice in higher education.

Professor Julie Hall will join London Met in February 2022.