Pro Vice-Chancellor, International
Professor David Taylor
Tel: 01484 472211
David graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a first class honours degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and won the IEE Prize.
As a sponsored student of the NCB, he then worked for 6 years in the mining industry before returning to academia.
He was awarded his PhD in 1990 for work on self-testing integrated circuits and has since supervised 15 PhDs as Director of Studies, published almost 100 research papers and been awarded a number of Research Council grants.
His principal research interests are in integrated circuit design, mixed-signal testability and error-control coding.
He was awarded a chair in 1999 and now has over 25 years of experience in HE, having previously held roles at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Head of Department, Associate Dean and Dean level. He is a Fellow of the IET, the BCS and the HEA.
He is currently responsible for the University's International Strategy, the central theme of which is to become a University of International Renown. This encompasses the development of international partnerships, coordinating international admissions and being responsible for international student experience. Uniquely the University’s International Office takes an holistic view of its activities and combines partnership development and student admissions with social, pastoral and academic support for international students, all from one combined team. This has enabled the University to grow its international reputation and to top the International Student Barometer for student experience.