Professor Graham Baldwin has been the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Central Lancashire since 2019. He is responsible for the leadership and management of the University within the principles laid down by the Board of Governors, of which he is an ex-officio member. Graham returned to the University after spending five years as the Vice-Chancellor of Solent University in Southampton and was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Central Lancashire.
In 2007/08 Graham was seconded to work as the national skills research director for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority at Sellafield Limited. During his career Graham has also worked closely with partner institutions, particularly in Hong Kong, China and the Middle East, and he received an Outstanding Foreign Expert Award from Hebei Province, China.
Graham is a member of Universities UK, a Non-Executive Director of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, Chair of Lancashire Innovation Board, Chair of the Maritime Skills Commission, Chair of the University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC), Deputy Chair of the Universities and Colleges Employers Association and Treasurer of MillionPlus.
His qualifications include: PhD Exercise Physiology; MSc Sports Science; BA (Hons) Sport and Recreation Studies; and a PGCE.
Graham is a keen cyclist and sportsman and has lived with his family in Lancashire since 2002. He is passionate about supporting the ‘levelling up’ of Lancashire and was delighted to join the LEP Board in 2022