Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost is the chief academic officer at the University, responsible for leading academic strategy and delivering on the University's academic aims.

Role and responsibilities

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost:

  • drives the highest standards of academic excellence across the University
  • oversees the achievement of key objectives in the University's strategic plan
  • supports the University's community of scholars
  • supports the University's core academic values
  • is the senior responsible owner for the Temple Quarter Programme.

They deputise for the Vice-Chancellor and President in academic matters.

Post holder

Professor Judith Squires (she/her) became Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost in January 2019.

Professor Judith Squires's biography

Judith Squires obtained a Master's degree in Politics from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Political Theory from Queen Mary University of London. She took up the post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost in January 2019. Prior to this she was Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students at Bristol from 2013 to 2018. She was a REF 2014 Politics and International Relations sub-panel member, and was a council member of the ESRC and Chair of the ESRC Capability Committee from 2014 to 2018. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Spike Island and has been Chair of the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, as well as a founding member of the Bristol Learning City Partnership Board. She has also previously been a member of the Venturers Trust Board (a multi-academy trust comprising primary, secondary and all-age schools and a special school in Bristol) and on the Advisory Board for Bristol University Press. She is currently a member of the One City Cultural Board and Bristol Zoological Society Board. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Society of Arts.


Expenses are published every 6 months for all members of the Executive Group. Download Professor Squires's expenses.





  • Professor Squires did not incur any expenses from 1 February 2021 to 31 July 2021.
  • Professor Squires did not incur any expenses from 1 August 2020 to 31 January 2021.

For expenses prior to academic year 2020/21, please contact the office directly.

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