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Professor Jane Longmore

MA, PGCE, PhD, FRHistS, FHA, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Vice-Chancellor's Group

023 8201 3475 ext. 3475

Role at Solent

Jane Longmore joined Southampton Solent University in November 2007, and was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in January 2010 with responsibility for learning, teaching, research and innovation. She is Professor of Urban History and is currently editing a British Academy-funded study of eighteenth-century Liverpool.


Jane has worked in a wide range of universities across nearly three decades, holding roles in both teaching and academic management. She pursues her interest in pedagogy at a national level through involvement with the Higher Education Academy and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, most recently as a member of the Expert Group advising on the development of the Teaching Excellence Framework.


  • Jane studied history at the University of Oxford.
  • PGCE, University of Durham.
  • PhD, University of Reading.
  • Fellow Royal Historical Society.
  • Honorary Fellowship Historical Association.

Committee membership

  • Trustee: Solent Sport in the Community.
  • Trustee: Solent University's Maritime Trust Fund.

External bodies

  • Chair of Standards Committee: Barton Peveril College.
  • Director: University Vocational Awards Council.
  • Director: UK College of Business and Computing.