Current Students and Staff

// University News

17 Jul 2015

New senior posts appointed

Announcement of new senior posts appointed in June and July.

Professor Richard Bibb

Professor of Medical Application of Design, Loughborough Design School

Professor Bibb started working at Loughborough University in 2008 and began his new role in July 2015. His primary area of research explores the effective application of advanced design and ‎product development technologies in medicine, healthcare, surgery and rehabilitation. This concentrates ‎on applied collaborative research conducted with clinical and industrial partners across the UK and ‎overseas. Other research interests include user centred design (particularly for medical and ‎rehabilitation products), effective application of Rapid Prototyping and developing design rules for ‎Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing.‎

Professor Mark Hepworth

Professor in People's Information Behaviour, School of Business and Economics

Professor Hepworth started working at Loughborough University in 1999 and began his new role in June 2015. Since his appointment as Reader, he has led research valued at £2.2 million that has had an impact both nationally and internationally. He has taken on management roles in research and teaching and participated in enterprise activities with local government agencies, charities and housing associations. Professor Hepworth has also supervised the completion of five PhDs and is currently supervising 11 PhDs, published one book, three chapters, three conference papers, two reports and 10 journal articles.

Professor James Stanyer

Professor of Communication and Media Analysis, School of Social Political and Geographical Sciences

Professor Stanyer’s started working at Loughborough University in 1994 and began his new role in June 2015. His research interests lie in the field of political communication which is a multidisciplinary area that draws on the main social science disciplines. He has authored three books, 40 journal articles and book chapters and co-edited two collections, one which has become a widely adopted student text. His work is focused on documenting and explaining the changing nature of mediated political communication across advanced industrial democracies.

Ellie Roberts

Director of Campus Living, Professional Services

Ellie Roberts started working at the University 1995 and has developed her career within Campus Living and Facilities Management.  She has worked at a senior management level for several years covering a broad span of business areas. Ellie took on the role of Acting Director of Campus Living in August 2014 and has now been formally appointed into post.  Campus Living is the University hospitality service which manages 5,500 bedrooms, halls and campus catering, and Campus conference business. Campus Living has a £30M turnover which provides a significant contribution to the University.  Campus Living was awarded the Best Accommodation Award by the 2015 Whatuni Awards.