Cara Aitchison

Professor Cara Aitchison FAcSS

Professor Cara Aitchison is President and Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Geography and Cultural Economy at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She was previously Vice-Chancellor at Plymouth Marjon University and has held senior leadership and Professorial positions at Edinburgh, Bedfordshire and UWE Bristol. Cara was Chair of the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) Sub-Panel for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism. She is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Health at the University of Bath, Council member of CBI Cymru/Wales, Senior Fellow of the World Leisure Academy and Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, Royal Geographical Society and Higher Education Academy.