Prof Dominic Shellard
Professor Dominic Shellard joined De Montfort University in June 2010 as Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer. Since his appointment, Dominic has travelled extensively in Asia, developing innovative and creative international partnerships particularly in the Far East.
Dominic became a researcher to the Shadow Secretary of State for National Heritage in 1993, and shortly after that was appointed to the post of Lecturer in English at the University of Salford. He joined the Department of English Literature at the University of Sheffield in 1996 and was awarded a Personal Chair in 2003. In 2004, he became the Head of Department and was then appointed as the Head of the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, following the merger of the two departments.
Soon after in 2008, Dominic became a Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Sheffield.
An author of nine books, Dominic is the leader of the ground-breaking British Library Theatre Archive Project (www.bl.uk/theatrearchive); he continues to conduct research into post-war theatre, undertake Economic Impact Studies of UK and European theatres and supervise PhD students.