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Professor Parveen Yaqoob

Chair, Athena Swan Governance Committee - Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Reading

Professor Parveen Yaqoob gained a BA in Physiological Sciences, followed by a DPhil in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. She has had a 30-year academic career, which took her to the Universities of Southampton and then Reading, where she is now a Professor of Nutritional Physiology. In 2018, she was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Reading, responsible for leading the University’s research strategy, and in 2020 she became the first female Deputy Vice-Chancellor in the history of the University. She contributes to a number of research funding panels and has a national role in promoting gender equality in higher education as Chair of the Athena Swan Governance Committee.