Professor Julia Clarke

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law

Prior to moving into higher education, Julia qualified as a chartered accountant at Ernst & Young where she specialised in corporate taxation. She has worked at the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Leeds, where she held a number of roles including Pro-Dean for Student Education for the Faculty of Business.

At the University of Leeds, Julia was a founding member of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied and was the first Director of the Q-Step Centre at the University of Leeds – a joint ESRC and Nuffield initiative to enhance quantitative methods education in the social sciences. She established the sector-leading Nurturing Talent Mentoring Scheme which is based on her research into mentoring and social capital.  

Julia joined Manchester Metropolitan University as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Business and Law in 2015. At Manchester Metropolitan, she has played a leading role in the University’s introduction of degree apprenticeships and the development of its digital transnational education portfolio.  Julia is a Visiting Professor at Shanghai University.

Julia is an active participant in the business education community, through her work with the Chartered Association of Business Schools and with the international accrediting bodies. Julia is a member of Council for Chartered ABS, a Director of Pro-Manchester and a Governor for Abraham Moss Community School. Julia is the Chair for the Business and Law Panel for the national Teaching Excellence Framework subject pilot.


To get in touch with Professor Julia Clarke, please contact:

Elizabeth Coates
Phone: +44 (0)161 247 3701
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