Vice-Chancellor, University of Sussex

Adam Tickell is the University of Sussex’s eighth Vice Chancellor.  He has worked in leadership positions at the University of Birmingham, the University of Bristol and at Royal Holloway, University of London.


A highly regarded economic geographer, Professor Tickell’s work in developing new political economic geography is amongst the most influential of his generation.  His work has explored finance, English local governance and the politics of ideas.

Professor Tickell is Chair of the Open Access Coordination Group at Universities UK. The Group provide independent advice to the Government on Open Access to research. Adam is a strong advocate for freedom of speech and has met with senior politicians from across the political divide in Westminster on a number of issues on behalf of the higher education sector.


Since his arrival at Sussex he has championed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Sussex and created the new role of Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Equality and Diversity shortly after he joined the University in 2016.  



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