Prof. Paul Inman
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), University of Reading, UK
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) at University of Reading, Paul leads global engagement and strategies to strengthen the University’s international profile and global connections. Prior to this Paul was the Pro VC at Oxford Brookes Universityand Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment. He has held senior management positions at Falmouth University and Bournemouth University and outside of academia, enjoyed success as a political campaigner, filmmaker, and television producer. Alongside broadcast work, he produced cinema commercials, films and educational videos for leading mental health charities, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and the Youth Justice Board. He managed Storylines, a filmmaking project in West Africa and the UK for the British Council and The Mental Health Testimony Project – a filmed oral history of long-term psychiatric patients for the British Library.Paul retains a keen interest in the promotion of interdisciplinary work within the arts, humanities, and technology fields. In 2016, he led the initiative to establish a Confucius Institute in Oxford, is Chair of Photography Oxford, an international photography festival, and was a founding director and chair of the governing board of University Technical College Swindon. He also served as a member of council at Ruskin College, Oxford and as a board member of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.