Professor Malcolm Joyce

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) - Lancaster University

Professor Malcolm Joyce has been interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise of Lancaster University since March 2024. He was previously Cross-faculty Associate Dean for Research (2019-2024) and Head of Engineering at Lancaster (2008-2015).

He has a background in nuclear engineering specialising in applied radiation detection and materials assay for applications in nuclear energy, decommissioning, and environmental characterisation.



Professor Joyce studied Physics followed by a PhD in Nuclear Physics and a DEng in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Liverpool and then spent 4 years in industry. He was awarded a national teaching prize by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2005, the James Watt medal by the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2014, a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2016 and was promoted to Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering in 2023. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Nuclear Institute.