Inspiring academics

The University of Surrey attracts leading academics from around the world, who are acknowledged as experts in their fields.

Academic profiles

As well as the small selection of our talented staff below, full profiles for academics can be found on individual school and department pages.

Professor Alan W. Brown

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Surrey Business School

Professor Alan W. Brown is a software engineer and business strategist who studies how agile delivery practices can help organisations create better solutions faster.

He is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Surrey Business School where he leads activities in the area of corporate entrepreneurship and open innovation models.

He has been instrumental in launching the Surrey Centre for the Digital Economy (CoDE), a research activity focused on exploring the impact of digital technology on business, the economy, and society.

Alan has extensive industry experience in a variety of areas, including leading business development in a Silicon Valley Start-up, a product strategist and Distinguished Engineer at IBM, and a research scientist at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

His latest co-authored book addressing the challenges faced by public sector organisations adapting to the digital economy, Digitizing Government, is published by Palgrave MacMillan.

Professor Chris Proudman

Head of the School of Veterinary Medicine

Professor Chris Proudman has more than 20 years’ experience as an equine clinician, teacher and researcher.

His research achievements include the development of a diagnostic test for an equine intestinal parasite and studies to elucidate risk factors for different types of intestinal disease.

He has received funding from veterinary charitable trusts and the Egyptian government, and is a member of the Veterinary Advisory Committee of the Horserace Betting Levy Board.

Professor Proudman has overseen the development of the School of Veterinary Medicine which welcomed its first cohort of BVMSci Veterinary Medicine & Science students in autumn 2014.