Professor Dominic Palmer-Brown

Dominic Palmer-Brown has a wide range of senior academic and leadership experience, with a proven record of success across research, teaching and management. Before being appointed Pro Vice Chancellor for Employment Outcomes, Dominic led the extremely successful Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing at London Met.

“I studied BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Leeds University, before going on to a master’s in Intelligent Systems at Plymouth University. I then completed a PhD in Neural Networks at Nottingham University,” he said. 

In an impressive and varied career, Dominic has worked across aerospace, publishing, research, enterprise and teaching.

“My early career included software development and electronic engineering; teaching and subject coordination in computing; research in virtual learning environments, intelligent systems and neural networks. Data analytics is a theme that runs through most of my career,” he said.

“I was the editor of the Elsevier review journal, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, and then became a professor of neurocomputing, at Leeds Metropolitan University. I have also worked for GEC Marconi, British Aerospace, Nottingham Trent University and the publishers Elsevier Science London.”

Dominic was Associate Dean of the School of Computing and Technology at University of East London before joining London Met in 2009, as Dean of Computing. In 2012, he became Dean of the newly created Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing.

As Pro Vice-Chancellor for Employment Outcomes, Dominic is responsible for driving the University’s employability, enterprise, research and partnerships agenda, including the innovative work-related learning scheme for all undergraduate students and the development of apprenticeships.

“London Met is evolving rapidly in terms of employability and business partnerships,” he said. “Work-related learning in the Schools is generating a real impetus for students to develop the skills, networks, and confidence they need to build productive and rewarding careers. Our Accelerator incubator is providing an amazing range of enterprise programmes to help entrepreneurial students get their businesses up and running, and our Careers and Employability Service is expertly guiding more and more students towards success.

“It’s an honour to lead on Employment Outcomes at London Met. The opportunity to advance the prospects and achievements of our students and staff is extremely rewarding, especially in such a diverse and collegiate university as ours.”

Photograph of Professor Dominic Palmer-Brown