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Professor Graham Baldwin

BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCE, Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor's Group

Role at Solent

The Vice-Chancellor is the principal academic and administrative officer of the University and is responsible to the Chairman of the Governors.

As Vice-Chancellor, Graham is responsible for the leadership and management of the University within the principles laid down by the Board of Governors, of which he is an ex-officio member. Graham is supported by the Vice-Chancellor's Group, which includes the Deputy Vice-Chancellors, the Chief Financial and Operating officer, the Director of Finance and the Director of HR.

Graham is a member of Universities UK, a member of the executive of Million Plus, and a member of GuildHE. He is on the board of the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) and Business South.

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Before joining Solent University as Vice-Chancellor, Graham worked as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). He joined UCLan's Senior Management Team in 2003 and held posts as Dean of Academic Development and Director for Cumbria.

In 2007/08 Graham was seconded to work as the national skills research director for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority at Sellafield Limited.  In March 2008 he took up the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Skills and Employer Engagement), and was appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) from 1 January 2010 with overall responsibility for UCLan's academic and research activity.

Graham also worked closely with partner institutions, particularly in Hong Kong, China and the Middle East, and he received an Outstanding Foreign Expert Award from Hebei Province, China. During 2014 he was also appointed as Honorary Professor at Hebei University in Baoding, and in 2015 was appointed as a Visiting Professor by the National Academy for Education Administration, Beijing.


  • BA (Hons) Sport and Recreation Studies, Madeley School of Physical Education (now Staffordshire University).
  • MSc Sports Science, Loughborough University.
  • PhD Exercise Physiology, University of Wales, Bangor.
  • PGCE, University of Wales.

Committee membership

  • Board of Governors
  • Chair: Academic Board
  • Chair: Management Board

External bodies

  • Board member: Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA).
  • Board member: Business South.
  • Member of Executive: Million Plus.
  • Member of Solent LEP: Skills and Employment Board.