Professor Tim Blackman FAcSS appointed as The Open University’s new Vice-Chancellor

12 November 2019

The Open University has appointed Professor Tim Blackman as its next Vice-Chancellor who will take up his new role on the 1 October.

Professor Blackman is currently Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University and has served in this role since July 2015. Prior to Middlesex University, he was Acting Vice–Chancellor at The Open University and previously Pro Vice–Chancellor for Research and Quality.

Professor Blackman has extensive leadership experience in higher education. Having graduated from Durham, he returned to the University to hold positions including the Head of the School of Applied Social Sciences, Director of the Wolfson Research Institute and the Dean of the University’s campus in Stockton–on–Tees.

He has also served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at Teesside University and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at Oxford Brookes University. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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