About our Vice Chancellor

Read all the updates from Anglia Ruskin's very own Vice Chancellor, Professor Iain Martin

Professor Iain Martin MBChB, MEd (Dist), MD

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Professor Martin grew up in Hampshire before taking up a place at the University of Leeds to study Medicine. After his undergraduate education he completed post-graduate training in Surgery in Yorkshire, concluding as Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Leeds. He then took up the role of Senior Lecturer and Consultant Surgeon at the University of Leeds and the Leeds General Infirmary. His clinical and research interests focussed on gastrointestinal cancer and minimally invasive surgery. During his time in Leeds he developed an ongoing interest in Higher Education more widely.

In 2000 Professor Martin moved to the University of Auckland, New Zealand, as Professor of Surgery. Over the next 13 years, whilst at the University of Auckland, he held a variety of roles including Head of Surgery, Head of the School of Medicine, Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and for the last 18 months Deputy Vice Chancellor with responsibility for external and international engagement. In 2012 he moved to the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia as Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, a position he held until his appointment as Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University.

Read the Press Release 'New VC to build on Anglia Ruskin’s successes'.

Read the Vice Chancellor's latest blog

16 October 2017

We are the middle of our 2017 graduation ceremonies and each ceremony brings students whose individual journeys have been remarkably different together to cross the stage in celebration and recognition of their achievements.

4 July 2017

Whatever your political persuasion there is absolutely no doubt that the Labour Party’s election promise to drop tuition fees in favour of “free at the point of delivery” higher education has reignited the smouldering issue of how England funds HE.

18 April 2017

The last few years, and the last 12 months in particular, have been really challenging for the effective relationship between scientific evidence, policy making and public opinion. The fact that the US President is reigniting the autism/vaccination debate is almost beyond comprehension. Whilst the notion of a post-truth paradigm is an anathema to most of us, we have to acknowledge that as an academic community we have not always been able to communicate our findings or enable others to make balanced use of them as best as we perhaps should.

27 March 2017

Dear Colleagues, I am writing this on the way home from a week in China visiting a number of our partner universities there. It has been, as most trips to China are, both stimulating and thought provoking.

6 February 2017

Dear Colleagues, we have had a very substantial set of responses to the Green Paper from across the university community. A large number of individuals have provided detailed and constructive commentary on the paper. We are in the process of reading through all of these and will produce an overview summary of the feedback in the near future. Overall the initial impression is that there is broad support for much of what is being suggested - the challenge will be refining this down to the key priorities for our future.

27 January 2017

Welcome to my new blog. These will now take the place of my regular Friday emails, which I send out to all ARU staff.