The executive consists of officers (two co-convenors, a secretary, a treasurer, and education officer, an EDI officer and a communications officer), supported by an executive secretary.

The convenors of History UK represent the organisation and the interests of History in Higher Education through a range of activities. They liaise with sister organisations (the Royal Historical Society, the Institute for Historical Research, the Historical Association and the Higher Education Academy) on an ad hoc basis and through the regular meetings of the History Subject Association and the History Forum. They also contribute to campaigns on matters of interest to departments.

The executive is currently configured as follows:


Antonio Sennis (UCL, 2020): website

Sarah Holland (Nottingham, 2022): website 


Grainne Goodwin (Leeds Beckett, 2020): website


Richard Hawkins (Wolverhampton, 2015): website

Communications Officer:

Manuela Williams (Strathclyde, 2017): website

Education Officer:

Simon Peplow (Warwick): website

Research Officer:

Sara Barker (Leeds): website

EDI Officer:

Coreen McGuire (Durham, 2021): website

Executive Secretary: Sue Davison (IHR)

Former Convenors:

  • Andrew Dilley (Aberdeen)
  • Marcus Collins (Loughborough)
  • Heather Shore (Leeds Beckett)
  • Lucinda Matthews-Jones (Liverpool John Moores)
  • Jamie Wood (Lincoln)
  • Yolana Pringle (Roehampton)