Meet the architects of Regent's academic experience
Our Provost’s Group comprises our Directors (Content) and Directors (People). It's led by:
Our academic leaders
Professor Niamh Downing
Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Niamh is responsible for delivery of the University’s academic mission and objectives, including a culture of continuous improvement across pedagogy, portfolio development, and industry-connected and research-informed teaching and learning.
Lawrence is Associate Provost and leads research and workload management. He is an experienced professor and multidisciplinary department head with more than 15 years’ experience, and has a track record in innovative programme development.
Nishah is an integrative psychotherapist, utilising psychodynamic and humanistic approaches in her work. She has been working as a therapist (post qualification) for over thirteen years and as a lecturer for over 11 years.
Director (Content) Liberal Arts, Principal Lecturer
Dr Mireille Hebing has considerable experience designing, planning and delivering high-quality teaching in sociology, international relations, politics, human rights, research theory and methods, liberal arts and more.
Dennis has worked in the Fashion media and communications sectors for over 15 years. He started his career working as a freelance journalist and editor, progressing to styling, creative direction and editorial roles.
Julia Weiner is an art and design historian with extensive experience of teaching in museums and galleries. She has worked in this field for over 20 years and has been teaching a range of courses at Regent's University London since 2008.
Directors (People) coach, mentor and develop cross-disciplinary teams, and contribute to innovative teaching and learning.
Ariane joined Regent’s University London in 2010 and has been teaching a variety of subjects at Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Her main cognate areas are in leadership, organisational behaviour and cross-cultural management.
Isabel is a Director (People) and member of the Provost's Group. She is also the Programme Director of the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych) and the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DCounsPsy).
Tom Villis is Director (People) and head of the PhD programme at Regent’s University London. He teaches courses on modern history and politics. Tom has published widely on literature, religion and cultural politics.