Julia Goodfellow

Vice Chancellor, University of Kent and Chair, Universities UK

Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent since 2007. She is a board member of UniversitiesUK, and was appointed to both the Science and Technology Facilities Council and Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology in 2011. She has recently been elected to be the next President of UUK, taking up her appointment on 1 August 2015.


Julia’s scientific studies pioneered the use of computational methods to study the structures of large biologically important molecules. She became Professor of Biomolecular Sciences in 1995 at Birkbeck, University of London, where she was appointed Vice-Master in 1998. Before joining Kent, Julia was Chief Executive of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)