School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Staff Profile

Professor Julie Sanders

Deputy Vice-Chancellor


Professor Julie Sanders became Deputy Vice-Chancellor in 2018 having joined Newcastle University as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities and Social Sciences) in 2015. She has special responsibilities for academic strategy, the University's work and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and Environmental Sustainability, as well as the Engagement and Place sub-strategy including its focus on social justice.

Julie is an English Literature and Drama specialist with an international reputation in early modern literature and in adaptation studies. 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 is currently a trustee of Northern Stage.