Professor Simon Jarvis, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, leads Regent’s University London’s academic, research and enterprise strategies aimed at providing excellence in learning and teaching and research and further enhancing the student experience. He oversees the activities of Academic & Educational Development that has responsibility for the library, academic skills, learning technology and media services, the Registry (academic quality assurance, student records, visa and immigration, and examinations and assessment), and the International Partnership Office that coordinates inbound study abroad and short courses and inbound/outbound student exchange programmes. He line manages the Deans of the two Faculties and the Director of Regent’s Institute of Culture and Languages.
Professor Jarvis joined the University in January 2015 from the University of Greenwich, where he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development). His research has focused on improving the uptake of drugs into cells, with benefits for the treatment of cancers, viral infections and parasitic diseases. He has held a number of positions in the UK including Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Westminster, Dean of Biosciences and Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Westminster, and Reader in Biochemistry at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He also worked for six years at the University of Alberta, Canada and was an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Scholar. Born in London, Simon was educated at the University of Nottingham where he studied Applied Biochemistry (BSc, Hons First Class) and obtained a PhD from the University of Cambridge.