President & Vice-Chancellor

  • Leadership Team
Professor Jane Roscoe

Professor Jane Roscoe comes to UCA with a prolific career to date in both higher education and the broadcasting industry. As President & Vice-Chancellor, Jane oversees the overall operation of UCA in the UK and internationally.

Professor Jane Roscoe


Prior to joining UCA, Professor Roscoe was Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chair in Creative Industries at the University of Greenwich from 2021-2024, and before this held leadership roles at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and the London Film School. Outside of academia, she has also shaped the television schedules across Australia, as Head of Channels and Head of International Content at SBS (Special Broadcasting Service).

Jane has a wealth of academic and industry leadership experience from both higher education and the creative industries and she has a global network of connections. She will drive forward the University’s strategy and bring insight and knowledge to continue to make UCA a great place to work and study.

As an executive leader in higher education, Jane has transformed the academic framework and student experience by conducting curriculum reviews, improving modules and assignments and optimising workload balance and time management.

She implemented a student success strategy, centred on the journey from applicant to alumni, to support teams and embed best practices to enrich the student experience.

Jane also has a strong track record in supporting and developing people throughout her broadcasting and academic career. This includes overseeing the creation of a talent pipeline, introducing a new pathway for professional practice and initiating coaching and leadership programmes. The impact of her involvement has helped to reduce gender and ethnicity pay gaps and develop more inclusive and diverse leaders.

With a PhD in Film and Television Studies, Jane has published many works and continues to collaborate on scholarly activity. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, a member of BAFTA, the Royal Television Society, the Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Design Organisation, and a board member at the Barbican Arts Centre, among many others.

Vice-Chancellor’s Project & Operational Support Officer:
Gay Clothier –