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Professor Jane Longmore


Professor Jane Longmore took up post as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chichester in May 2017. Previously she was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Southampton Solent University where she had responsibility for learning, teaching, research and innovation, including  the establishment of the University’s work with the National Health Service.

Professor Longmore is Chair of the Sussex Learning Network, Director of the University Vocational Awards Council and Co-Convenor of the HE Employer Apprenticeship trailblazer, a national consortium of over 100 higher education institutions and related organisations.

Her keen interest in pedagogy is reflected in her active engagement with the Higher Education Academy and her membership of the Expert Group advising on the development of the Teaching Excellence Framework, as well as co-chairmanship of the most recent QAA Subject Benchmarking Group for History. She also serves as a member of the QAA's Advisory Committee on Degree Awarding Powers.

Professor Longmore has an established record of research and scholarship. She is a Professor of Urban History, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Historical Association for her 'outstanding' contribution to history.

She was Chair of the Management Committee for the Victoria County History of Kent, part of a multi-county project that secured a total of £3.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund; in 2008 she was a presenter on the BBC ‘Time Team’ programme ‘The Lost Dock of Liverpool’; more recently, she has published a number of studies of eighteenth-century Liverpool with Liverpool University Press.

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