Kathryn Mitchell

Prof Kathryn Mitchell

Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive, University of Derby

Professor Kathryn Mitchell joined the University of Derby as Vice-Chancellor in 2015. The University has 34,000 students in the UK and beyond.

Kathryn is the Chair of the Derby Priority Education Investment Area Board and has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in Derbyshire.  Nationally Kathryn was part of the six-month inquiry chaired by Lord Blunkett on the report ‘Arriving at Thriving’ and has also been part of the report ‘Empowering Innovation’ Co-Chaired by Rt. Hon Chris Skidmore MP and Lord Norton of Louth.

Kathryn has worked nationally and internationally as a Wellcome Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, London; the University of Chicago; The Rockefeller Institute, New York and the Friedrich Meischer Institute, Basel.

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