Professor Julie Lydon

Vice Chancellor of the University of South Wales


Professor Julie Lydon OBE
Julie became Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Wales on 11 April 2013. She previously held the roles of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan from April 2010 and Deputy Vice-Chancellor from April 2006. Following completion of an honours degree in Economics, she worked for the Tube Investments group for ten years in variety of management roles. She has a strong reputation of academic leadership including major change projects in strategic academic development, curriculum design, widening access, partnerships and quality. This leadership experience includes the merger which resulted in the formation of her current university. Her research interests and publications are in the fields of organisational change and collaboration within Higher Education. She is a board member of the Cardiff Capital Region Board, CBI Wales Council, Newport and Cardiff Business Council, UCEA Board