Professor Marcelle McManus has been elected to fill the casual vacancy, which was created by Professor Tim Ibell's promotion to Dean of Engineering and Design with effect from 1 August 2021.

Professor McManus is Professor of Energy and Environmental Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She primarily works on studying the life cycle impacts of different technologies; trying to work out ways in which we can produce energy and power with the least carbon emissions, and the most sustainable options which work with all of the other resources that we have.

In May 2019, Professor McManus was named the Most Inspirational Woman in STEM in the West.