Richard Keogh

Richard Keogh


  • 116 Grove House


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I am currently the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and External Engagement) and am responsible for matters concerning Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University, including the development and implementation of the University's Research and Knowledge Exchange strategy. As part of this work, I also oversee the University’s submissions to the Research Excellence Framework and the Knowledge Exchange Framework, and is responsible for the Graduate School and all research support services. I also have responsibility for the University's corporate and civic engagement, and the development and growth of employer-led education, including degree apprenticeships, higher technical qualifications, and CPD and short courses. 

I joined the University of Roehampton in 2012, and have since held a number of academic and managerial posts. I led the impact submission for REF2014, was Principal Lecturer in History, and then Director of Research Development. From 2019 I was Associate Vice-Provost, before taking on my current role in September 2020. My research background is in History, and I have an interest in religious and political identities, with a particular focus on loyalty. Prior to joining the University of Roehampton, I completed my doctoral research at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, where I subsequently held research and teaching posts.


PhD, University of Northumbria, Newcastle

BA (Hons), University of Southampton

Professional affiliations

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Member Irish Association of Professional Historians (IAPH)

Member Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland (SSNCI)


I have over ten years of teaching experience, having delivered a broad range of modules, covering modern British and Irish history, as well as heritage management. I currently provide PhD supervision, but will not be teaching otherwise during 2021/22.