Alan Sibbald

PROFESSOR Alan Sibbald has been appointed the new deputy vice chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University. He joins in early 2008.Professor Sibbald joins from the University of East London (UEL) where he has been for the last five years, working as a deputy vice chancellor with responsibility for research, outreach and infrastructure.

PROFESSOR Alan Sibbald has been appointed the new deputy vice chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University. He joins in early 2008.

Professor Sibbald joins from the University of East London (UEL) where he has been for the last five years, working as a deputy vice chancellor with responsibility for research, outreach and infrastructure.

He led a major £110million new building project at the university and was responsible for new research, scholarship and knowledge transfer strategies. He played a key role in developing UEL's partnership network and in recruiting international students.

Before moving to UEL, he was at Napier University for 20 years, where he held a number of posts, latterly dean of the faculty of engineering and computing.

The professor has an international reputation for his own research in civil engineering, and has published widely. He has a strong record in achieving external funding and supervising PhD students.

He is currently deputy chair of the NHS National Services Scotland Special Health Board and has served on a number of national committees, including the Institution of Civil Engineers UK Council.

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Professor Sibbald said he was “delighted” to be joining Anglia Ruskin.

“I especially look forward to the challenge of working with colleagues to further develop research and scholarship, and importantly, knowledge transfer in the context of engaging with the university's many and various communities and audiences,” he said.