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Prof Colin Bailey (FREng, BEng, PhD, CEng, FICE, FIStructE, MIFireE) - personal details

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Prof Colin Bailey

Role: Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Tel: 0161 306-9111

Location: John Owens Building-1.015
Office Of The President And Vice Chancellor
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Colin Bailey is the University's Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, providing strategic leadership and operational management across the full-range of University functions.

Colin joined the University of Manchester in 2002 as a Professor of Structural Engineering. He previously worked for design consultants Lovell Construction, Cameron Taylor Bedford, and Clarke Nicholls and Marcel, where he designed and supervised the construction of a number of building structures. He has also worked for the Steel Construction Institute and the Building Research Establishment, where his practical and research experience resulted in significant developments in structural engineering. His main specialties are fire safety engineering of structures, membrane action, wind loading, and steel-concrete composite systems. He is author of over 120 research papers and practical design guides, and has been awarded nine prizes for his research work. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers, and a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers.

From May 2009 until October 2014 Colin was Vice-President of the University and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (now the Faculty of Science and Engineering). As Vice-President, he contributed to the strategic leadership and operational management of the University as a whole to deliver its mission of becoming one of the leading universities in the world while maintaining its distinctiveness. As Dean, Colin was responsible for the strategic leadership and operational management of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, with an income of more than 270m, more than 10,000 students and more than 1,900 academic and support staff. Between 2007 and 2009 Colin was Head of the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.