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:


Yolana Pringle (Roehampton, 2019): website Photo of Yolana Pringle
Jamie Wood (Lincoln, 2014): website


Charlotte Alston (Northumbria, 2017): website Charlotte Alston


Dr Richard Hawkins (Wolverhampton, 2015): website

Communications Officer:

Manuela Williams (Strathclyde, 2017): website

Education Officer:

Sarah Holland (Nottingham): website sarah holland

Research Officer:

Sara Barker (Leeds): website Sara Barker

EDI Officer:

Coreen McGuire (Durham, 2021) Coreen McGuire pic


Executive Secretary: Sue Davison (IHR)

Social Media Officer: Kerry Love (Northampton)


Former Convenors:

  • Andrew Dilley (Aberdeen)
  • Marcus Collins (Loughborough)
  • Heather Shore (Leeds Beckett, 2016-2018)
  • Lucinda Matthews-Jones (Liverpool John Mores, 2017-2020)