The University Management Team

Professor Julie Lydon OBE

Professor Julie LydonJulie Lydon OBE took up the position of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan in April 2010. She was previously the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development) at the University which she joined in 2006.

From 2003 to 2006, she was Assistant Vice-Chancellor at UWE Bristol with oversight for academic quality, student services, academic secretariat and timetabling. Previously she was Associate Dean of the Business School at the University of Wolverhampton.

With a strong personal interest in standards and quality in higher education, she was previously an auditor for the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and is currently a member of the QAA Advisory Panel for Wales.

Her representational roles include board membership of UCEA, HECSU, University Alliance, Higher Education Wales, HEFCW Student Experience, Teaching & Quality Committee and she is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education.

When time allows, her research interests include organisational change and collaboration within higher education.


Professor Helen Langton
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Development

Helen Langton


Helen is responsible for development of the University’s course portfolio across its five campuses. A children’s cancer specialist, Helen ran cancer care courses at the University of the West of England in the early 1990s working as Head of School for children's nursing and later adult nursing.

She has also held the posts of Dean of the Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences at the University of Derby and Associate Dean at the Coventry University.

Helen is involved in several national working groups, including her position as co-chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Group for Health Education England.

Huw Williams

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Strategic Resources

Huw Williams

Huw Williams qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in 1988 and joined the University in 1992. He initially joined the University on contract to establish its financial position following its transition from Polytechnic to full University status. He subsequently became Head of the Finance department, then Director of Finance, then part of the Directorate Structure in 1998.

Dr Ben Calvert

Pro-Vice Chancellor, Learning, Teaching and Student Experience

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Dr Calvert began his academic life as a social scientist, gaining a first class honours at what is now the University of Worcester. He completed his PhD in 2000, researching the popular financial press in Britain during the 1980s. He took his first teaching role at Birmingham City University in 1996, delivering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Media and Cultural Studies. He later moved to the University College of St Mark and St John in Plymouth, as Senior Lecturer in Media.

In 2002 he moved to the University of Gloucestershire, progressing from being a Course Leader, to Head of Department, to Dean of Faculty; a post that he held for six years. As a Dean, Dr Calvert managed across a broad discipline base within the Faculty structure, including Schools of Media, Humanities, Art and Design and Computing and Technology. Dr Calvert established several new degree courses including Popular Music, Television Production and Radio Production, and was part of a team that secured Skillset Academy accreditation for the School of Media.