Professor James Stirling, a distinguished physicist and academic leader, is the first Provost of Imperial College London.

Under the College's President and Provost leadership model, Professor Stirling has responsibility for delivering and enhancing Imperial’s core academic mission - the pursuit of excellence in education, research and translation. This allows the President to give more emphasis to strategic issues and the College's development. 

Professor Stirling reports directly to the President; both the President and Provost oversee the College’s strategic direction. Professor Stirling chairs the Provost's Board which oversees the College’s core academic mission of education, research and translation, and the Faculties and academic support services that deliver this mission.


Professor James Stirling


Provost James Stirling with The Right Honourable Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister.


Professor James Stirling hosting the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral training and national wind tunnel announcement.

Professor James Stirling with Helen Sharman

Professor James Stirling with Helen Sharman celebrating her spaceflight anniversary.


Professor James Stirling at the Athena SWAN celebration


Professor James Stirling with Olympic Silver Medallists Mel Wilson and Zoe Lee


Professor James Stirling with Paralympic bronze medallist Dave Henson and Professor Anthony Bull


James Stirling speaks at Women@Imperial event


James Stirling meets graduating technician apprentices


The Provost with Dame Julie Higgins with the winners of the 2017 Julia Higgins Awards