Executive and Governance Office

Staff Profile

Professor Julie Sanders

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Professor Julie Sanders has been Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at Newcastle University since 2018. She has special responsibilities for the university’s three faculties and for academic strategy, and is the Executive lead for the University's value-led work and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Social and Environmental Justice.

Julie is a Professor of English Literature and Drama with an international research reputation in early modern literature and in adaptation studies. She is currently preparing an edition of Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part One for Cambridge University Press and 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 joined Newcastle in 2015 as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Humanities and Social Sciences.

Julie has been involved in research review processes in Sweden and Ireland and was a member of Australian Research Council panels in 2018-19. She currently serves on the Research England Advisory Group for the Institute of Advanced Studies, the AHRC’s International Strategy Advisory Group and is Chair of the UK Advisory Group for Common Purpose. She is a Fellow of the RSA.

She is a proud trustee of three theatres: Shakespeare's Globe (since 2020), Northern Stage (since 2016) and the Shakespeare North Playhouse Trust (since 2021).

Email: julie.sanders@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7600

Executive Assistant: yvonne.lee@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8856