Janet Beer

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Professor Janet Beer
2nd Chairman of the University Alliance
In office
Preceded by Prof. John Craven
Succeeded by Prof. Steven West
Vice-Chancellor of University of Liverpool
Assumed office
February 2015
Preceded by Howard Newby
Personal details
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Reading
University of Warwick
Profession Professor of English and American Literature

Professor Janet Beer (b. 1 August 1956)[1]is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool. She took over from Howard Newby in February 2015, having previously been Vice-Chancellor at Oxford Brookes University and Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of Humanities, Law and Social Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Guardian (Guardian Media). 1 Aug 2014. p. 41. 
  2. ^ "New Vice-Chancellor appointed". Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  3. ^ Alexandra Smith (2006-10-06). "Oxford Brookes appoints new VC". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
Preceded by
Professor John Craven
Chairman of the University Alliance
Succeeded by
Professor Steven West