Claire O'Malley

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global at Durham University

Claire joined Durham University in January 2018 from the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), where she served as Vice Provost (Research and Knowledge Exchange). She has also served as Dean of the Faculty of Science at UNMC and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Nottingham, UK. She had worked at the University of Nottingham since 1989 and obtained a chair in Learning Sciences in 2004. She also previously worked at the University of California San Diego, the University of Sussex and the Open University.

She previously served on the ESRC’s Research Committee and as Vice Chair of the ESRC Grants Board. She chaired the Research and Innovation Committee for the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and serves on a number of international funding committees. Claire is a past President and an Inaugural Fellow of the International Society of the Learning Sciences.


  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global

    Current role

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