Petra WendPrincipal and ViceChancellor at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Professor Petra Wend is Principal and Vice-Chancellor at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
Prior to that she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Deputy Chief Executive at Oxford Brookes University and held a number of academic and leadership roles at London universities. She originally read Italian and French Language and Literature, and Education at the University of Münster (Germany) and gained a PhD (Italian Language and Literature) at Leeds University. She is a linguist by background but has also researched and published on institutional strategies, leadership and management. She has chaired a number of national and Government committees and is a Director and Trustee of a number of national and international boards.

Petra was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2015.