Professor Rebecca Bunting took office as Interim Vice Chancellor at the University of Bedfordshire in January 2020. Prior to that she was formerly the Vice Chancellor at Bucks New University.
Professor Bunting is a former member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England's Teaching Quality and Student Opportunity Committee. She has conducted research and published in the field of children’s language and literacy development, educational linguistics and pedagogy.
She graduated from Girton College, University of Cambridge with a degree in English Literature and took postgraduate qualifications at London University. She began her career teaching in London comprehensive schools, moving into higher education as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Roehampton.
She later became Dean of Education at Anglia Ruskin University and Pro-Rector at the University of Northampton. From there she moved to the University of Portsmouth in 2004 as Pro Vice Chancellor and from 2007 as Deputy Vice Chancellor.
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