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Executive team

Staff profile

Professor Margaret A House


Tel: +44 (0) 113 283 7102



Areas of expertise

  • Doctoral and Post Doctoral – Research in Flood Hazard and Urban Pollution Research Centres
  • Professor of Water Quality Management

Areas of interest

  • Water quality management
  • Water pressure management
  • The use of rivers for recreation
  • Drinking water quality
  • Water quality classification
  • Socio economic value of water and the environment

Summary of executive position and membership/s

As Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, Professor House leads the University on all strategic matters; ensuring financial sustainability to allow the delivery of the University's Strategic Plan, including the overall vision and values of the University.  She represents the University externally at various groups including Universities UK (UUK), GuildHE and the Cathedral's Group.  

Professor House currently acts as the Chair of Higher Education Access Rewarding Transforming (HEART), Yorkshire Universities Audit Committee, Yorkshire Universities Small and Specialist Institutions Network Group and Vice Chair of the Cathedral's Group.  She also serves as a member of various committees and regional groups including; University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC), the UUK Student Policy Network and Teacher Education Advisory Group (TEAG), Guild HE Council, Leeds Skills and Labour Market Group, Leeds Citizens Leadership Group and All Party Parliamentary University Group.


  • 2000 – 2002 Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Middlesex University
  • 2002 – 2005 Dean of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
  • 2005 – 2013 Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Middlesex University
  • January 2013 – present Vice-Chancellor, Leeds Trinity University