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Vice-Chancellor of Winchester becomes Honorary Fellow

29th April 2009

The Centre is delighted to announce that the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winchester, Professor Joy Carter, PhD, has accepted our invitation to become an Honorary Fellow.

Professor Carter is a distinguished environmental scientist, who has pioneered work in the field of Environmental Geochemistry. She is currently President of the International Society for Environmental Geochemistry, which seeks to increase the understanding of the links between the geochemical environment and the health of humans, plants, and animals. Holder of many distinguished posts, Professor Carter was previously Pro-Vice-Chancellor (academic) of the University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd. She has a long-standing interest in animal welfare, especially farm animal welfare, and is working towards making Winchester the one of the first universities to provide an animal welfare-friendly catering service. Under her leadership, Winchester has pursued a strong public service ethos pioneering public lectures and seminars on the theme of environmental responsibility and demonstrating a practical commitment to environmental sustainability. Winchester University Press published Professor Andrew Linzey’s book, Creatures of the Same God in 2007.

Each year, the Centre invites one or more outstanding individuals to become Honorary Fellows. Professor Carter is the third Honorary Fellow of the Centre. The others are the Nobel Laureate for Literature, Professor J. M. Coetzee, and distinguished philanthropist, Dr Irene W. Crowe. Commenting on the appointment, Professor Linzey said: “This is terrific news for us. Professor Carter is one of the most progressive Vice-Chancellors in the country, as well as being an exceptional – and animal-friendly – academic.” He continued: “We are honoured that she has accepted our invitation.”