Professor David Coslett

Professor David Coslett

Emeritus Professor

Office of Vice Chancellor

Professor David Coslett is a member of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at Plymouth University. He was Interim Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive until January 2016. A distinguished and long serving academic, with a career spanning 25 years in the UK HE sector, David was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) where he was responsible for Student Experience, Curriculum Development, Academic Partnerships and External Relations. Prior to this, he held posts as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Cultural Engagement and Dean of the Faculty of Arts. For a number of years he was Head of the School of Art and Performance at the former Exeter College of Art and Design.

An expert in Theatre in Education and a champion of the University and city's cultural agenda, David was formerly secretary of the UK Council of University Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. He serves on a number of Boards and Trusts, including the South West Film & Television Archive, and is Vice-Chair of the Plymouth Culture Board.

David holds degrees from the universities of Cardiff, Leeds and Durham and is a diplomate of the Guildhall School of Music and drama, London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.