Joanna Newman is a British academic, journalist and administrator. She is provost at SOAS, University of London, and was previously secretary general of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.Prior to joining the ACU, Newman was vice-principal (international) of King’s College London. Her previous positions include director of the UK Higher Education International Unit (now known as Universities UK International) and head of higher education at the British Library. Newman is a faculty member in the Department of History at King’s College London, and has taught history at University College London and the University of Warwick.