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Professor Jane Millar

Internal News - 22 December 2005

Professor Jane Millar is appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor

In January 2006 Professor Jane Millar will take up her post as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Developments).

In her new role, Professor Millar will provide leadership on the co-ordination and promotion of international activities; co-ordinate responses to new opportunities; support the development of academic Schools; and develop strategies to improve the efficiency of business processes and the quality of management information across the University.

Jane joined the University of Bath as a Lecturer in 1988, having previously worked at the Universities of York and Ulster. She was appointed Reader in 1991 and to a Personal Chair in 1994. She was Head of the Department of Social and Policy Sciences between 1997 and 2000 and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences from 2003 to 2005.

Her research interests are in family policy; social security and tax policy; poverty, inequality and social exclusion; and comparative social policy. She is Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy. She has been a Special Adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee, to the Department for Work and Pensions and the No.10 Policy Unit. Jane was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in 2000, and awarded an OBE in June 2001 for 'services to social policy research and teaching'.

This new post represents an important development for the University. As Jane points out, ‘The University has international students and staff from more than 100 countries. We also have extensive research links in countries around the world. It will be a very exciting challenge to help to develop our future strategy in the increasingly globalised world of higher education. I am very much looking forward to this’.