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University of Bath

Professor Phil Allmendinger Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Allmendinger plays a leading role in strategic planning, delivery of academic outputs, resourcing, strategic appointments and external engagement.


Professor Allmendinger has wide-ranging responsibilities, from playing a leading role in institutional and financial strategic planning, the delivery of academic outputs working closely with the Deans, to organisational resourcing, strategic appointments and senior-level external engagement.

He also has line management responsibility for the:

  • Vice-President (Community and Inclusion)
  • Vice-President (Enterprise)
  • Deans
  • Director of the International Relations Office

Related posts

  • Chair of the Academic Staff Committee
  • Chair of the University Planning Team


Professor Allmendinger’s research is in the theory and practices of land use regulation and spatial planning, with a focus upon development and housing.

Recent projects and publications have explored the fragmenting practices of planning at different scales, the relationship between national objectives and local development strategies and alternative regulatory and fiscal mechanisms for development. This work is grounded within and informed by a range of theoretical frameworks but seeks to make sense of and bridge the gap to how localities approach change in the built and natural environments.

His most recent book is on the impact of digital technology on cities and he is writing another on the post-COVID city.


Professor Allmendinger joined Bath from the University of Cambridge, where he was a fellow of Clare College and held a number of roles since joining as Professor of Land Economy in 2008.

Most recently he was Head of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences for five years and senior advisor to the Vice-Chancellor on City and Regional Affairs.


Phil studied Town Planning in Edinburgh. His PhD was undertaken part-time whilst working in local government.