Professor Richard Davies - Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global

Richard Davies

Professor Davies became Pro-Vice-Chancellor Global in 2014. He is a petroleum geologist, who started his career with various postings in the UK and abroad in the oil and gas industry, mainly with ExxonMobil.  He has published around 100 papers and is an expert on fracking. He has held a number of pan-university leadership roles including the founder and first Director of the Durham Energy Institute at Durham University. He later became Dean for Knowledge Exchange and Impact and was responsible for implementing the University's strategy for research impact.

He is responsible for the international presence and impact of the university, international student recruitment, world rankings, the entry of international students into the university and a range of university-wide activities locally, nationally and internationally. He is on the Boards of Newcastle University International Singapore Pte Ltd (NUIS); NuMed (Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia); Newcastle University London and INTO Newcastle. In 2017 he was one of nine international scientists to be highly commended in the 2017 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science.


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