Who's in who's out?

January 13, 2006


As witness to the ethnic "cleansing" practised by Serbian forces in the 1992-95 Bosnian war, Gregory Kent (pictured), a former journalist, will offer students a taste of reality when he joins Roehampton University.

"I went into a town that had been 'cleansed', and there were women and children fleeing. It was chilling," said Dr Kent, who starts as lecturer in international relations and human rights at the School of Business and Social Sciences on January 16.

Dr Kent is former deputy editor of the Bureau of National Affairs' Eastern Europe Reporter and latterly a research fellow at Plymouth University.


Jane Broadbent becomes deputy vice-chancellor. She was previously at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Chris Cobb has been named pro vice-chancellor. He joins from the London School of Economics.

Andy Masheter has been appointed pro vice-chancellor. He was previously at London South Bank University.

Becky Francis has been appointed professor of education at Roehampton. She joins from London Metropolitan University.


Sara Doherty , formerly head of learning support and development in Roehampton's Educational Development Centre, joins Exeter University.

Mike Dobson , formerly professor of Renaissance drama at Roehampton's School of Arts, moves to Birkbeck, University of London.

Peter Weston , deputy vice-chancellor, has retired.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns