Elizabeth H. Jones

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education at University of Leicester

Elizabeth H. Jones is the Dean of Education for the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. This role involves working as part of the College Leadership Team to provide strategic leadership around all aspects of learning, teaching and student experience. She play a key role in quality assurance and program development work, as well as in learning and teaching policy and strategy decisions. She chair the College Learning and Teaching Committee, as well as the University Student Partnership Sub Committee, and sit on University-level groups such as the Senior Leadership Team and Senate. Since the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic she has played a key role in overseeing the ‘pivot’ of their programs to online or blended delivery, as well as ensuring that inclusivity and resilience are built into their assessment practices. She is particularly passionate about embedding wellbeing and respect into all that they do, and have led projects on the awarding gap in undergraduate dissertations, as well as co-leading a project to implement student wellbeing workshops, which was subsequently rolled out across the whole University.

In addition, she is an Associate Professor in French Studies, specializing in Life Writing and Cultural Geography. In the past she has published on ‘home space’ in autobiographical narratives, and she is very interested in ideas of belonging and identity. she hasworked on autofiction, particularly the work of Serge Doubrovsky, as well as that of Herve Guibert and Regine Robin, and in recent years she has worked on Algerian women’s writing, including that of Malika Mokeddem and Maissa Bey. At present she is focusing on the Medical Humanities aspects of her research, and recently completed a Wellcome Trust funded project on viruses.



  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education

    October, 2021 - present