Tim Wheeler (academic)

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Timothy Wheeler DL (born 1950), is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester.[1] He was Appointed Principal of University College Chester in 1998 and became the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester in 2005.[2]


He was educated at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, where he studied as an undergraduate and subsequently gained a Doctorate in Psychology.[1]

Appointments prior to Chester[edit]

Wheeler held lectureships in Psychology and Communications at Sheffield Hallam University[1] in the 1970s, was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Human Studies at Dublin City University[1] and, in 1985, Professor and Head of the School of Social Studies at the Robert Gordon University.[1]

Combined with a period as Senior Visiting Research Scholar at St John's College, Oxford,[1] he was Head of the Department of Communication and Media at Bournemouth University. He was critices in The Guardian, Observer et al, for his involvement in an ERASMUS matter.[1] He moved to Southampton Institute in 1991 as a member of the Directorate. He became Acting Director in 1997.[3]

Work and appointments elsewhere[edit]

He is a Deputy Lieutenant for Cheshire and is actively involved with Chester Cathedral.[1]

Work at the University of Chester[edit]

During his tenure as Vice Chancellor Wheeler has most recently been responsible for the purchase of County Hall, Chester and Kingsway High School by the university.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

He is married with three daughters, lives in Cheshire and enjoys music, theatre and the arts.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Vice Chancellor - Professor Tim Wheeler". University of Chester. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Tysome, Tony (29 July 2005). "'People asked "is it a joyful occasion?"it is - but it is more a sense of relief'". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Southampton Institute appoints Roger Brown". Times Higher Education. 30 January 1998. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Ellams, Barry (5 November 2009). "University of Chester confirms purchase of County Hall". Chester Chroncile. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Holmes, David (12 March 2010), Chester Chroncile http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/chester-news/local-chester-news/2009/11/05/university-of-chester-confirms-purchase-county-hall-59067-25094199/, retrieved 28 April 2012  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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