Chair of Council
Professor Stuart Palmer, FREng, is a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick. He holds a BSc, PhD and DSc in Physics from the University of Sheffield.
His academic career began in 1967 at the University of Hull (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader) before moving to Warwick in 1987 as Professor of Experimental Physics. He was appointed Head of the Department of Physics in 1989, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research 1995-1999 and Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor 1999-2001.
He stood down as Head of Department in 2001 to take on the role of the University’s first Deputy Vice-Chancellor, a role he filled until 2010. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of Warwick and Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology.
Professor Palmer is a member of the Board of the Mercia Seed Corn Fund. He is Director of the Trustees of the University of Warwick Pension Fund. He is a Board Member of the University and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA).
Professor Palmer was appointed to Council on 2 December 2013 and became Chair of Council in January 2016. He is also a member of Policy and Resources Committee, Governance Committee and Remuneration Committee.