Dr Cassie Wilson has been appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), a role she takes up on 1 August 2021 following approval by Council with the support of Senate.

Dr Wilson has been Vice-President (Student Experience) at the University of Bath since September 2019, taking on leadership of a wide programme of student experience priorities, including student support, engagement and employability. In addition to taking up her Pro-Vice-Chancellor role on 1 August, Dr Wilson has also been promoted to a personal Chair by the Academic Staff Committee. She will therefore take on the title of Professor, which takes effect from the same date.

Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor and President, said: “I am delighted that Dr Wilson has been appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) and will take a vital leadership role in implementing our new University strategy. I would also like to warmly congratulate her on becoming a Professor.

“Cassie has already led critical areas of transformation, particularly through the Student Experience Board and Project Team, as we have navigated a particularly challenging year. Our strategy prioritises fostering an inclusive and outstanding community, including a supporting a culture of care for both students and staff. I look forward greatly to working with Cassie on the next steps in supporting our talented students towards future success.”

Dr Cassie Wilson said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of Pro-Vice Chancellor (Student Experience) and furthering the work I have been undertaking as Vice-President (Student Experience). I am very much looking forward to working with colleagues from across the University on projects we’re already planning and new initiatives, with the aim of ensuring that our students have the best experience with us here in Bath.”

Dr Cassie Wilson gained her first degree in Sports Science and Mathematics at Loughborough University where, in 2003, she also completed a PhD in Sports Biomechanics. She worked as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics at Cardiff Metropolitan University from 2003-2008.

Cassie’s research focus falls into two main themes: optimisation of athletic performance and the understanding of movement coordination and its associated variability. Elite athletes compete at or close to the limits of human performance and Cassie’s research focuses on improving understanding of athletic-based activities with the ultimate goal of overcoming these limits. Cassie joined the University of Bath in 2008 as a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. She undertook the roles of Director of Learning and Teaching in the Department for Health and Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2018 she was awarded the University prize for Leadership in Learning and Teaching.