School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Staff Profile

Professor Julie Sanders

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Background

Professor Julie Sanders became Deputy Vice-Chancellor in 2018 having joined Newcastle University as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities and Social Sciences) in 2015. In her DVC position, she has special responsibilities for the three faculties and for academic strategy, and is the Executive sponsor for the University's values-led work and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Social Justice, and Environmental Sustainability. She is currently Chair of the University’s Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team and serves on Council. She is also the institutional lead for the University’s participation in the Magna Charta Living Values project.

Julie is a Professor of English Literature and Drama with with an international research reputation in early modern literature and in adaptation studies. Her current research is on Shakespeare and Social Justice and on early modern material culture and she is co-editor of a commissioning series on ‘Early Modern Literary Geographies’ for Oxford University Press.

She obtained her first degree in English at Cambridge University and then went on to study for a Masters and a PhD at the University of Warwick, during which time she studied on exchange at Ca’Foscari in Venice and at UC Berkeley. Her first lectureship was at Keele University in 1995 and she then joined the University of Nottingham as Chair of English Literature and Drama in 2004. While at Nottingham she was Head of the School of English from 2010-13 and then seconded for two years to their Ningbo China joint venture campus as Vice Provost (Teaching and Learning). She has been involved in research review processes in Sweden and Ireland and was a member of Australian Research Council panels in 2018-19.

Julie currently serves on the Research England Advisory Group for the Institute of Advanced Studies and is a Fellow of the RSA.  

She is a proud trustee of Shakespeare’s Globe (since 2020) and of Northern Stage (since 2016).

 



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