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Professor Mariann Rand-Weaver

Professor Mariann Rand-Weaver
Vice Provost - Education

Eastern Gateway 301C



With responsibility for quality assurance and for enhancing the quality of the University’s academic provision, I work with staff and students across the University to ensure that we meet external expectations and initiate exciting new projects to enhance the student experience.

Current enhancement project include digital assessment , Integrated Programme Assessment and student success


  • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017)
  • PhD Biochemistry 1986 - King’s College (KQC), London (awarded Tadion-Rideal Prize for distinguished post-graduate work)
  • BSc Biochemistry 1982 - First Class Honours King’s College (KQC), London.


Committee Responsibilities:

In a long career at Brunel University London I have contributed to governance at all levels. Current responsibilities include:

  • UniversityEducation Committee (Chair)
  • Academic Governance Group (Chair)
  • Biological and Genetic Modification Safety Committee (Chair)
  • Affiliate College Academic Advisory Committee (Chair)
  • Affiliate College Joint StrategicPartnership Management Committee (member)  
  • Senate (member)

Administration Responsibilities:

  • Pro-Vice Chancellor Quality Assurance and Enhancement (Oct 2011-)
  • Deputy Head of School (Learning and Teaching) (Jan 2010-Sept 2011)
  • Director of Biosciences (Aug 2004-Jul 2008)
  • Between 2001 and 2004 I held a range of departmental roles related to learning and teaching

Newest selected publications

Rand-Weaver, M., Patel, A., Margiotta-Casaluci, L., Sumpter, JP., Panter, GH. and Owen, SF. (2013) 'The read-across hypothesis and environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals'. Environmental Science and Technology, 47 (20). pp. 11384 - 11395. ISSN: 0013-936X Open Access Link

Journal article

Bannister, R., Beresford, N., Granger, DW., Pounds, NA., Rand-Weaver, M., White, R., et al. (2013) 'No substantial changes in estrogen receptor and estrogen-related receptor orthologue gene transcription in Marisa cornuarietis exposed to estrogenic chemicals'. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY, 140. pp. 19 - 26. ISSN: 0166-445X

Journal article

Zachariades, E., Mparmpakas, D., Pang, Y., Rand-Weaver, M., Thomas, P. and Karteris, E. (2012) 'Changes in placental progesterone receptors in term and preterm labour'. Placenta, 33 (5). pp. 367 - 372. ISSN: 0143-4004

Journal article

Zachariades, E., Mparmpakas, D., Thomas, P., Rand-Weaver, M. and Karteris, E. (2012) 'Crucial cross-talk of interleukin-1β and progesterone in human choriocarcinoma'. International Journal of Oncology, 40 (5). pp. 1358 - 1364. ISSN: 1019-6439 Open Access Link

Journal article

Giltrow, E., Eccles, PD., Hutchinson, TH., Sumpter, JP. and Rand-Weaver, M. (2011) 'Characterisation and expression of β1-, β2- and β3-adrenergic receptors in the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas)'. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 173 (3). pp. 483 - 490. ISSN: 0016-6480 Open Access Link

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