Professor Sir Peter Scott was Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University from January 1998 to December 2010. Previously he was Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Education at the University of Leeds. He was also the Director of the Centre for Policy Studies in Education. From 1976 to 1992 he was Editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement. Before that he was a reporter and then a leader writer on The Times. In January 2011 Professor Sir Peter Scott joined the Institute of Education as Professor of Higher Education Studies.