New Vice-Chancellor Fellowships at Oxford Brookes

Thursday, 09 November 2017

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Oxford Brookes has further demonstrated its commitment to investing in high-quality research by launching new Vice-Chancellor Fellowships.

Offering an excellent career opportunity for researchers who really want to develop their careers, seven Fellows have been appointed this year to help the University build on the research strength across all faculties.

Who they are:

Oxford Brookes Business School

Dr Hossein Olya is based within the Centre for International Tourism and Events Management (CITEM). His research has a dual focus; ‘tourism marketing’ and ‘tourism climate’ with a particular interest in ‘destination management’ fields. 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Sally Holloway is based within the Department of History, Philosophy and Culture. Her research covers history and the history of art; recently she has been developing her research into the history of emotions in Georgian England.

Dr Maria Christou is based within the Department of English and Modern Languages. Her area of research centres on English literature and recently she has published a new book exploring strange or unusual acts of eating in modernist and postmodernist literature.

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

Dr Paul Henshall is based within the School of Architecture and part of the Architectural Engineering Group, which works in the fields of construction technology, structures, building physics and sustainability.  

There will also be a VC Fellow beginning in the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, details tbc.  

Facultyof Health and Life Sciences

Dr Verena Kriechbaumer is based within the Department of Biological and Medical Sciences. She is a plant cell biologist and protein with expertise in the structure and function of the plant endoplasmic reticulum (ER), membrane proteins and auxin biosynthesis using biochemical techniques as well as high-resolution live cell imaging.  

Dr Olga Kozlowska is part of the Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research ( OxINMAHR), an Oxford Brookes led partnership between key stakeholders to lead and participate in world class research and evidence-based practice to enhance the will health and wellbeing of Oxfordshire and beyond. Olga will be starting in January 2018 and has a special interest in patient safety.

We recognise that our staff are central to the University’s success and are continuing to introduce and invest in programmes to support colleagues at all stages of their career.

Professor Linda King, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University

Commenting on the new Vice-Chancellor Fellowships, Professor Linda King, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Global Partnerships said: “We recognise that our staff are central to the University’s success and are continuing to introduce and invest in programmes to support colleagues at all stages of their career.

“These new Vice-Chancellor Fellowships offer an exciting opportunity for researchers to advance their research careers and become part of our world-leading research community. They will also have the chance to develop their skills in teaching, leadership, impact development and engagement.

“For each post there is start up support tailored to discipline needs. The posts also come with funding for areas such as supporting travel and conference attendance.”