Professor Julian Crampton, CBE, DL
Vice-Chancellor of the university since 1 October 2005. Member of the Finance and Employment, Nominations and Remuneration committees of the Board of Governors, director of the University of Brighton Trading Company Limited. Educated at the University of Sussex (BSc (Hons) Biology 2:1) and the University of Warwick (PhD Biology (Molecular Biology)). Previously professor of molecular biology and special adviser to the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Liverpool, where he held a range of senior appointments including senior pro-vice-chancellor. Has extensive experience of strategic leadership including research, third-stream initiatives, finance and personnel. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Institute of Biology, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Royal Entomological Society (elected honorary fellow in 2001); member of the Genetical Society, and the British Society for Parasitology. Founder and editor of Insect Molecular Biology; Editorial Board member of three other journals. Co-founder and non-executive director of Insecta Ltd. Has published widely and supervised 31 PhD students and 20 post-doctoral researchers.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees and director of the Hastings Academies Trust. Chair of the board and trustee of the Royal Pavilion and Museums Foundation. Chair of the board and director of East Sussex Energy, Infrastructure and Development Ltd (Sea Change Sussex). Chairman of the Hastings and Bexhill Renaissance Ltd (Seaspace). Chairman and director of the MD Hub. Trustee of the University of Brighton Foundation. Trustee and director of Brighton Dome & Festival. Partner of the Coast to Coast Local Enterprise Partnership. Member of the board and director for the NHS Postgraduate Deanery for Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Member of the board of: the Institute for Employment Studies; the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, and the board for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex NHS Local Education Training Board. Member of Brighton & Hove Economic Development and Enterprise Board; Brighton & Hove Public Sector Service Board; the Council for British Industry; the Council for Industry in Higher Education; the HEFCE Financial Sustainability Strategy Group; and Universities UK.
Awarded the CBE in 2015 for services to higher education.