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Louise Richardson

Professor Louise Richardson became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 2016, having previously served as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews and as the executive dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. 

Professor Richardson’s research specialises in international security with emphasis on terrorist movements, a field on which she has written widely. 

Her work has been widely recognised through awards such as the Sumner Prize for work towards the prevention of war and both the Levenson Prize and the Abramson Prize for teaching during her time at Harvard University.