• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Personal profile


    Professor Stephen Garrett joined Aston University as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences in March 2022. Prior to this he had been an academic at the University of Leicester since 2006. At Leicester, Stephen held several leadership positions including Head of the School of Mathematics & Actuarial Science and Head of the School of Engineering.

    Stephen has always worked at the boundary of applied mathematics with other disciplines and has a particular interest in the development of mathematical and computational solutions to real-world problems. He is primarily known as a fluid dynamicist but has also authored two educational books on actuarial science, reflecting time spent in the actuarial sector after his PhD.

    As an academic leader, Stephen is particularly keen to develop synergies between teaching and research activities and believes the two should always be closely intertwined within the HE sector. He is also a firm believer in creating environments in which staff can develop and thrive in their careers.

    Having grown up in the West Midlands, Stephen is proud to have returned home to lead the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Aston.

    Education/Academic qualification

    PG Dip, Actuarial Science, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries


    PhD, The stability and transition of the boundary layer on rotating bodies, University of Cambridge


    MSc, MSci Theoretical Physics & Applied Mathematics, University of Birmingham


    External positions

    Honorary Visiting Professor, School of Engineering, University of Leicester

    2022 → …

    Distinguished Visiting Fellow, School of Mathematics & Statistics, Macquarie University


    Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney



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