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Professor Charlie Jeffery 

Vice-Chancellor and President

Photograph of Professor Charlie Jeffery


Professor Charlie Jeffery became Vice-Chancellor and President at the University of York in September 2019. He joined us from the University of Edinburgh where he had been Senior Vice-Principal since 2014. He was a Member of Council of the Economic and Social Research Council from 2006-12 and Chair of the Political Studies Association of the UK from 2009-12.

He has a deep-rooted interest in how university research and education can serve the general benefit of society, or public good. In Edinburgh and now in York he has worked to bring together the University with local authorities, businesses, other universities and colleges to promote inclusive economic development, and to open up access to university study and economic opportunity to people from disadvantaged backgrounds - both in the UK and internationally.

Charlie is committed to sustainability, in particular, harnessing the expertise and passion of the university sector to respond to the climate crisis.

Charlie is Chair of the N8 Research Partnership (a collaboration of the eight most research intensive universities in the North of England), a member of the Partnership Board of key organisations in the City of York, the York Central Steering Board, and the Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board. He lives in York with his family.

VC's Expenses

Below are the travel and expenses for the current Vice-Chancellor, Prof Charlie Jeffery

Charlie Jeffery Expenses Aug 2020 - Jul 2021 (PDF , 512kb)

Charlie Jeffery Expenses Sep 2019 - Jul 2020 (PDF , 132kb)



Who to Contact

  • Iwona Lever
    (from 5 February 2023)
    PA to the Vice-Chancellor
    01904 322009