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Speaker Profiles

Dame Julia Goodfellow

Speaker Profile

Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent since 2007. She is a board member of Universities UK, and was appointed to both the Science and Technology Facilities Council and Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology in 2011.  She became President of Universities UK in August 2015.

Before joining Kent, Julia was Chief Executive of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) which she joined from Birkbeck College where she had been Professor of Biomolecular Science, and Vice-Master. She was the first woman to become Chief Executive of any of the UK Research Councils.

Julia is more than familiar with the problems of work-life balance, having brought up two children; she now has grandchildren. She is the Gender and LGBT champion on the University of Kent’s Executive Group.