JoyCarterProfessor  Joy Carter DL BSc, PhD, CGeol, FGS

Vice-Chancellor, the University of Winchester, the United Kingdom


Professor Carter has been Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winchester, since 2006. She is an academic with research based in Geochemistry and Health and was a former President of the international society in her field.

Professor Carter is the current Chair of Guild HE, one of two representative groups in the Higher Education sector. She is a previous Chair of the Cathedrals Group of Universities and for many years served on the Universities UK Board.

As an ambassador for skills and vocational learning, Professor Carter Chairs the University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC), and serves as the Vice-Chancellor member of the Sixteen + Ministerial Advisory Group. Professor Carter also chairs the Supporting Professionalism in Admissions Steering Group (SPA) and is a Board member of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

She is very engaged with the Church and faith based values-led education at all levels and is the Chair of the Church of England’s Steering Group for their Partnership of Teaching and Educational Development.

In 2013, Professor Carter was invited to become a representative of the Lord Lieutenant and is now a Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Hampshire.

Professor Carter is passionate about all aspects of equality and has a particular interest in widening participation.