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Professor Malcolm Todd has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University.

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Professor Malcolm Todd has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, having joined the University as Interim in August 2020. 

During this time, Professor Todd has been heavily involved in the institution’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to the development of the University’s revised blended learning model for the next academic year, academic portfolio review and franchise partner strategy. 

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Todd will lead on key areas including strategic and operational planning, providing academic leadership that promotes a culture of excellence and enterprise, and the development of strategic academic partnerships. He will continue to sit on the University Executive and Leadership teams.   

Prior to joining Leeds Trinity, Professor Todd held the position of Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Derby. He has previously worked at Leeds Beckett University as the founding Head of the School of Social, Psychological and Communication Studies, and at Sheffield Hallam University where he was the Head of Learning and Teaching in a large faculty. 

Professor Charles Egbu, Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said: “I am extremely pleased to announce that Professor Malcolm Todd has been appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University. Professor Todd has an exceptional record in higher education leadership, teaching and learning, and his commitment to equality of opportunity within higher education aligns perfectly with Leeds Trinity’s focus on widening participation. As we focus on the future, and the University’s new strategic plan, I know Malcolm will make a significant contribution. I look forward to continuing to work closely with him.”    

Professor Malcolm Todd, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University. This is an outstanding University and an exciting time as we prepare for a new strategic plan with our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Egbu. We have ambitious plans and I look forward to working with colleagues, students and our wider group of stakeholders to help us shape the future of our University.” 

Professor Todd is passionate about social mobility and equality of opportunity within higher education. He was the Chair of a large Office for Students (Ofs) funded project with three UK Higher Education Institutions focused on BAME degree attainment. He was also the Chair of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Programme funded by the OfS. He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2014 and has published widely on learning and teaching matters, particularly around the themes of learner autonomy, work-based learning and the teaching of race and ethnicity. 

Since the institution gained University status in 2012, Leeds Trinity has achieved record levels of student enrolments; diversified its income streams with the introduction of accredited work-based learning routes, degree and higher apprenticeships and foundation year courses; transformed its approach to research, resulting in world-leading research and a thriving community of PhD students; and is striving to achieve Research Degree Awarding Powers (RDAP). 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor was appointed after a full external search.

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