Professor Dame Janet Beer
Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool
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, a Trustee of the British Council, a member of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel and a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council from 1 April 2018
She was awarded a Damehood for her services to higher education and equality and diversity in the New Year’s Honours list on 1 January 2018. She chairs the Liverpool Knowledge Quarter Board and is a member of the Liverpool Science Park Board and the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board. In June 2017 she was appointed by the Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram as the adviser on Higher Education for the Liverpool City Region.
She has an established record of research and scholarship in late nineteenth and early twentieth century American literature and culture.