Matthew Humphreys

Matthew Humphreys

Professor, MBE, PhD, LLB, PFHEA, Vice Principal (Quality and Standards), Executive Dean, School of Law and Social Sciences

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As Vice Principal (Quality and Standards), I lead the develpment and oversee the effectivensess of quality and standards across the College's taught courses and research degrees. As Executive Dean, I lead the School of Law and Social Sciences which is home to the College's Criminology, Economics, Forensic Psychology, International Relations, Law, Philosophy, Politics, Social Work and Sociology disciplines. 

I am a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Professor at Royal Holloway. 

I was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list 2011 for services to the community in central London, and my work with EC1 New Deal for Communities (I was the Chair of the Partnership Board from 2004-2011). I am committed to social justice and community project work, and have been actively involved in leading regeneration and project work in communities for 20 years. 

Research interests

My research field is European environmental law, regeneration and social justice, including dispute resolution and mediation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Law, LLB, University of Exeter


Law, PhD, The Sustainability of European Community Transport Law, Anglia Ruskin University

External positions

Fellow, MCI Management Center Innsbruck

Professor, University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway