Anna Gough-Yates

Anna Gough-Yates, Professor

  • GH116, Grove House, Froebel College


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Professor Anna Gough-Yates took up the post of Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor in 2018. She leads the University’s academic activities working closely with the Vice-Chancellor to ensure that the University of Roehampton delivers on its strategic plan. Anna is passionate about the transformational benefits of higher education for individuals and society. She believes everyone who can benefit should have the opportunity to access high-quality university education, whatever their background.

Anna joined Roehampton from the University of West London, where she was appointed as Professor and Head of School in 2014 to set up the London School of Film, Media and Design. Before that she was Associate Dean for Research and Collaborative Partnerships in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Head of the School of Media, Culture and Communications at London Metropolitan University for several years.

Anna completed her PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham in 2000, which explored the women's magazine industry in late twentieth century Britain. Since then she has published widely in this area. She has also conducted research on femininity, feminism and representation in popular television. Anna has worked on consultancy projects for the BBC Trust on television, audiences and entertainment. She is currently a member of the network for Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change. She is working on several edited collections, events and conferences with colleagues from this group.

She has externally examined at several universities in the UK and abroad. She has also acted as an interviewee and consultant for Channel 4, BBC2, Radio 4 and 5 Live. Anna also has a strong interest in teaching and learning in higher education, was awarded a Master's in Education in 2004, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


PhD Cultural Studies (Birmingham); MEd Education (Open); BA (Hons) History of Art and Architecture (UEA); PGCLTHE (Open); FHEA