Julie Sanders joined Royal Holloway, University of London as Vice-Chancellor and Principal in October 2022. She is currently leading on the development of the university’s long-term strategy RH2030s which builds on the institution’s founding principles and advances research and education for social purpose.

She was previously the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at Newcastle University where in addition to work on academic strategy and oversight of the university’s three faculties, she had special responsibilities for the university’s values-led work on social and environmental justice, academic freedom and equality, diversity and inclusion. 

Julie is a proud trustee of two cultural venues – Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s Bankside and Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, Merseyside. She is a global ambassador for the Magna Charta Observatory based at the University of Bologna and currently serves on the Universities UK Climate Action Steering Group. 

Julie’s own research and education interests are in early modern drama and adaptation studies.