Professor David Maguire was appointed Interim Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee from February 1, 2020, for a period of seven months.
Professor Maguire is Chair of Jisc, the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions, and will continue in that part-time role while at Dundee.
Professor Maguire was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich from 2011 to 2019, and before that Pro Vice-Chancellor (research and enterprise) at Birmingham City University.
He holds a doctorate from the University of Bristol and a BSc from the University of Exeter. He is an acknowledged expert in computer mapping and geographic information systems and has published seven books and over 100 scientific and technical publications.