Professor Andy Schofield is the Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University. As Vice-Chancellor he is the Chief Executive of the University and has overall responsibility for its operation and strategic direction. He took up the role on 1st May 2020.
Professor Schofield was previously Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Engineering at the University of Birmingham from 2015 until April 2020.
Professor Schofield is a theoretical physicist working in the area of condensed matter physics specialising in correlated electrons. He works closely with experimental groups who develop and study new materials using high precision techniques at low temperatures to understand how emergent properties like superconductivity, magnetism and novel metal behaviour arise.