Professor Dame Janet Beer, BA, MA, PhD (Vice-Chancellor)

Professor Dame Janet Beer took up post as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool in February 2015, having formerly been Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University.

Dame Janet is President of UUK and also a Trustee of the British Council.

She chairs the Liverpool Knowledge Quarter Board and is a member of the Liverpool Science Park Board. In June 2017 she was appointed by the Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram as the adviser on Higher Education for the Liverpool City Region.

Dame Janet has an established record of research and scholarship in late nineteenth and early twentieth century American literature and culture and most recently completed a study of the late writing of Edith Wharton.