Closing plenary

Friday 5 July, 12.05 - 1.05pm

Meet the new Chief Executive! Q&A with Anne Marie Graham

Anne Marie will become the new Chief Executive of UKCISA in the spring.

Read the news of Anne Marie's appointment here


Chair: Prof Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield, and Chair of UKCISA’s Board of Trustees

Koen is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield. He was previously Vice-Chancellor & President of the University of York. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees at UCAS, Chair of the N8 Research Partnership, Chair of the Employers Pension Forum for Higher Education. He is also Deputy Chair and a Board Member of The Russell Group, the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, the Outward Mobility Strategy Board, Universities and Colleges Employers Association, the White Rose University Consortium, the Worldwide Universities Network and Yorkshire Universities.

Koen was born in Hasselt, Belgium, he holds undergraduate degrees in Philosophy (1985) and Psychology (1987) and a PhD in Experimental Psychology (1992) from the University of Leuven.

Following a research appointment at the University of Chicago, he became a lecturer at the University of Birmingham in 1992. He was Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Warwick from 2000 to 2013. At Warwick, he served as Faculty Chair for Science, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research (Science & Medicine) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost.

Koen has a track record of experimental research into cognitive processes in perception, memory and decision making, and of mathematical and computational modelling of these processes. He has collaborated with commercial and industrial partners in applied research that has focused on consumer behaviour and product design. He was a recipient of the British Psychological Society’s Cognitive Award (1996) and of the Experimental Psychology Society Prize (1997).