|3rd Vice-Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University|
|Chancellor||Sir Brian Leveson
Brian May, CBE
|Preceded by||Michael Brown, CBE|
|Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Science
|Children||1 son, 1 daughter|
|Alma mater||University of Southampton|
Nigel P. Weatherill FIMA, C.Math, FRAeS, C.Eng, C.Sci, FREng, is the 3rd and current Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Liverpool John Moores University as of 2011. He was also Pro-Vice-Chancellor for research, then later Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Science at the University of Birmingham.
Family and education
He attended Whitcliffe Mount Grammar School. Afterwards he attended the University of Southampton where he obtained an undergratuate and postgraduate in Mathematics and Aeronautics. He later obtained a Ph.D from the universities department of mathematics for his work on magnetohydrodynamics.
After leaving university, Nigel Weatherill joined a research team part of the Anglian Water Authority developing mathematical models to predict the water quality in rivers and estuaries, then later undertook work into compressible flows in aeronautics at the Aircraft Research Association. In 1986 he was a research fellow at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University in the US. After returning to the UK, Nigel Weatherill was appointed lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Swansea in 1987. In 1995 he was appointed to a personal chair before becoming the head of department in 1996. When Swansea University Department of Engineering was integrated in 2001, Weatherill was made head of the School of Engineering, a position he held until 2007. In 2002 he became pro-vice-chancellor (research). In 2008 he moved to the University of Birmingham where he was pro-vice-chancellor and head of the College of Engineering and Physical Science.
Weatherill is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institute of Mathematics. He is also a chartered mathematician, engineer and scientist. In 1996 he was awarded a D.Sc from the University of Southampton for his work on compulational fluid dynamics and in 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
|Vice-Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University