College Executive Group
Professor Dan Charman
Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean
I am an Earth system scientist interested in long-term ecosystem and climate change. Much of my research is on peat-forming wetlands and the ways in which these intriguing ecosystems can be used to understand past and future environmental change.
Director of College Operations
Linda is Chief College Operations Officer and in her role is responsible for the overall leadership of college operations and ensuring that the University's Professional Services resources are fully aligned to colleges strategies and operational priorities.
Professor Andy Jones
Associate Dean for Research
Andrew Jones PhD is Professor of Applied Physiology in the Department of Sport and Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Research & Impact in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.
Professor Dave Hodgson
Associate Dean for Education
I am a quantitative ecologist, with key interests in demography, life history evolution, wildlife disease, and the interplay between ecological and evolutionary dynamics.
Professor Stuart Bearhop
Associate Dean for International and Development
I am an ecologist with a range of interests mainly related to migration and foraging ecology of vertebrates (particularly birds) and the application of stable isotope techniques in animal ecology.
Professor Brendan Godley
Head of Department, CLES Cornwall
I am a conservation scientist with wide ranging interests in biodiversity conservation. My research largely focuses on the study of marine vertebrates (turtles, mammals, birds and sharks).
Dr James Wakefield
Head of Department, Biosciences
My research interest has always been that of mitosis and cell division, stimulated by the fundamental beauty of the process as viewed using a fluorescence microscope, and its key role in diseases such as cancer.
Professor Henry Buller
Head of Department, Geography
Henry Buller works principally in the area of non-human geographies, notably animal geographies.
Professor Manuela Barreto
Head of Department, Psychology
Manuela Barreto studied Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Porto, Portugal and obtained her PhD in Social Psychology in 2000 from the Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Dr Jo Bowtell
Head of Department, Sports and Health Sciences
Dr Jo Bowtell completed her PhD examining the effects of nutrition and exercise on protein turnover at Dundee University in 1996.
CLES Head of Finance and Deputy College Registrar
Neal Whitfield is the Head of Finance for CLES and also Deputy Registrar for the College.
HR Business Partner
The College Executive Group (CEG) meets weekly during term time and is led by Professor Dan Charman, Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College. The group consists of all Heads of Department, the Director of College Operations, Head of Finance, HR Business Partner, Associate Deans for Education, Research and International and Development.
CEG sets the strategy for the College and is responsible for overall management and cross-College policies and decisions. CEG aims to provide clear and effective leadership for the College, and to promote a sense of collegiality, ambition and enthusiasm, encouraging productivity and creativity right across all our activities.