British academy

Robin Jackson, Chief Executive and Secretary

Robin Jackson has been Chief Executive and Secretary of the British Academy since September 2006.

Dr. Jackson studied classics at Oxford and has a PhD in ancient philosophy from Princeton University.

He taught in the USA and for many years in Australia, where he was Seymour Reader in Ancient History and Philosophy at Ormond College, and Senior Lecturer in Classics, at the University of Melbourne.

His publications include Olympiodorus: Commentary on Plato's Gorgias ((co-authored) Brill, 1998), and various policy reports on research and related topics.

Before joining the Academy, Dr Jackson was Acting Director of Corporate Resources and Regional Consultant for London at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

He was previously Policy Adviser (Research and Knowledge Transfer) at Universities UK, and Assistant Director (Quality Development) at the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

Robin was awarded a CBE in the 2014 January Honours.