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Shearer West

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Shearer West is a British-American art-historian, academic and university administrator. She is currently the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham since October 2017 and formerly deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Sheffield.[1]


Biography and careerEdit

West holds an undergraduate degree in art history and English from the College of William & Mary, in Virginia, and a PhD in art history from the University of St Andrews.[2]

She was previously head of the Humanities division at the University of Oxford, director of research at the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and head of the School of Historical Studies at the University of Birmingham.[3][4][5]

Selected publicationsEdit


  1. ^ Cass, Liz (2017). "New Vice-Chancellor for Nottingham" (Press release). University of Nottingham. 
  2. ^ "Shearer West named as next Nottingham v-c". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "University of Sheffield announces the appointment of new Deputy Vice-Chancellor - News releases - News - The University of Sheffield". University of Sheffield. 2015-03-25. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 
  4. ^ "Oxford Alumni / Professor Shearer West". University of Oxford. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 
  5. ^ "Professor Shearer West". Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. Retrieved 2015-10-16. [dead link]

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Academic offices
Preceded by
David Greenaway
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham
1 October 2017 — present
Succeeded by