Professor Aldwyn Cooper

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive

Overview

Aldwyn Cooper is a cognitive psychologist by background having studied and worked at London, Bristol, Stanford, Berkeley, the Open University, Henley Management College and the University of Glamorgan. He was a recipient of a Harkness Fellowship for two years postdoctoral study in America at Stanford and Berkeley Universities. On his return to the UK, he started the on-line learning systems at the Open University.

He joined the senior staff at Henley – The Management College to develop its innovative distance learning programmes and was made Professor of Management Science and Managing Director of their learning company.

He also worked in television for ten years as managing director of Workhouse, a successful production company and as a consultant on culture change and internal communications for many blue-chip companies throughout the world. He has written and presented extensively on the use of technology to enhance learning. He was a member of the advisory board for the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education for more than ten years. He is a member of the Quality Assurance Agency ‘Advisory Committee on Degree Awarding Powers’ (ACDAP), Universities UK (UUK) and the UUK ‘International Policy Network’ (IPN).

He became Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor at the University of Glamorgan in January 2000, led the university’s extensive development of ‘e-learning’ and also acted as Dean of The Glamorgan Business School for 18 months.

In December 2006, he took up the role of Principal and CEO of Regent’s College. Under Aldwyn’s Leadership, Regent’s College became Regent’s University London. The Privy Council granted the College Taught Degree Awarding Powers in July 2012 and Regent’s achieved full university title as ‘Regent’s University London’ in March 2013 at which point he became Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive.

He became Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor at the University of Glamorgan in January 2000, where he led the university’s extensive development of ‘e-learning’ and also acted as Dean of The Glamorgan Business School for 18 months.

In January 2007, Aldwyn took up the role of Principal and CEO of Regent’s College. Under his Leadership, Regent’s College became Regent’s University London. The Privy Council granted the College taught degree awarding powers in July 2012 and Regent’s achieved full university title as ‘Regent’s University London’ in March 2013.