Professor Richard Wells
Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor International
Richard is Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International and works closely with the rest of the International team to coordinate the strategy around the University’s global activities. Prior to joining Coventry, he held several roles at the University of Aberdeen including Vice-Principal (International) and Dean for trans-national education. His academic background is in physical chemistry and specifically surface chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis. He is a graduate of Birmingham, Liverpool and Dundee Universities.
Richard has extensive experience in developing international links, having established major collaborations in the Gulf, Australia, China and South East Asia. He has advised on projects in Malaysia, China and Africa for other academic institutions and various NGOs and is also a long-term scientific advisor to the European Union.