University of Bath

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences leadership team

We manage research, teaching and recruitment strategies for the Faculty and its departments.

Our duties include:

  • the leadership of the Faculty and its departments
  • coordinating and promoting Faculty research and knowledge transfer activities
  • planning Faculty strategies for teaching, recruitment and research
  • overseeing learning, teaching and student experience


  • David Galbreath

    Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
    Photograph of David Galbreath

    David is responsible for teaching, research and Faculty strategic planning. He is Acting Head of the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies.

  • Julie Barnett

    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Associate Dean (Research)
    Photograph of Julie Barnett

    Julie oversees research strategy and doctoral training for the Faculty.

  • Bas Verplanken

    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Director of Doctoral Studies
    Photograph of Bas Verplanken.

    Bas Verplanken is responsible for the academic and operational management of the Faculty’s doctoral programmes.