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 James Stirling


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


Professor James Stirling welcoming Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea.


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 2014


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


The Provost launches Imperial's design engineering school with the Chancellor and Sir James Dyson