Professor Ken Badcock is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Responsibilities

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost:

  • coordinates and delivers strategy and planning
  • works with the Deans of Faculties and the Chief Operating Officer to plan the deployment of resources to balance current needs and future development. 

Building on academic strengths

Ken says: “I am highly motivated to support the University to deliver for the public good. There’s lots that can be done to align the academic strengths of York with the opportunities in the city and beyond.

"York has great strengths in the biosciences and in agriculture; the University is already contributing to the development of that industry. That's a very exciting example of linking up the absolutely top rank academic work with an economic need for the area and beyond.”

About Ken Badcock

Ken Badcock became Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost in May 2023.

He joined from Royal Holloway, University of London, where he had held roles between 2018 and 2023 as Acting Principal, Deputy Principal and Senior Vice-Principal, holding responsibility for Academic Strategy, Planning, Research and the Doctoral School.

Before Royal Holloway he was for 13 years Professor of Engineering, Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science and Engineering and Head of the School of Engineering at the University of Liverpool, where he also held responsibilities for the University's relationships in India, the University's Digital research theme and the Institutional partnership with Unilever. Before Liverpool he worked at the University of Glasgow for 13 years. 

The University is full of unbelievable creative people and working with those people is a tremendous privilege.

Professor Ken Badcock, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

He holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Strathclyde and a doctorate from the Computing Laboratory at Oxford University in the simulation of fluid flow. His academic interests have been in the development of methods to calculate the nonlinear dynamics relevant to aircraft that are driven by aerodynamics, in collaboration with many academic colleagues, large aerospace companies and the NATO scientific community.

He was editor of the Elsevier journal Progress in Aerospace Sciences and has been on many Research Council funding panels. He is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Ken has been a member of Middlesex Cricket for 35 years, and regularly goes to the opera, ballet and theatre.

Expenses

Below are the travel costs and expenses for Professor Tendler (the previous DVC and Provost) for the period August 2020 until July 2021.

Saul Tendler Expenses Aug 2020 - Jul 2021 (PDF , 554kb)

Below are the travel costs and expenses for Professor Tendler (the previous DVC and Provost) for the period August 2021 until July 2022.

Saul Tendler expenses Aug 21 - Jul 22 (PDF , 578kb)

 

Below are the travel costs and expenses for Professor Ken Badcock (the current DVC and Provost) for the period May 2022 until July 2023.

K Badcock Expenses Mar 23 - Jul 23 (PDF , 563kb)

Below are the travel costs and expenses for Professor Saul Tendler (the previous DVC and Provost) for the period August 2022 until July 2023.

S Tendler Expenses Aug 22 - Jul 23 (PDF , 613kb)

 

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