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Dr Adam Dawkins

Dr Adam Dawkins is University Secretary at the University of York, and has previously held senior governance roles since 2008 at Northumbria University, Newcastle and Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), having worked in the HE sector since first graduating in 1997.
University of York
Job Title
University Secretary

Adam was awarded an EdD research degree from the UCL’s Institute of Education (IoE) in 2015 in the field of university governing bodies and their institutional visibility as an effectiveness variable, and has published a range of journal outputs, book chapters and guides, including Trustee Responsibilities in Higher Education for Advance HE (2017) in its Getting to Grips series. He has contributed to a number of panels and training sessions for Advance HE in the last decade, and has recently written for WonkHE on free speech regulation, and previously in government guidance on the Prevent Duty and its implications for free speech and academic freedom. Adam is also Deputy Chair of Trustees at Liverpool Guild of Students (University of Liverpool).
At York, Adam oversees free speech policy, practice and partnership with colleagues, students and stakeholders and has first hand experience of navigating the complexities associated with upholding free speech on campus.