Dr Richard Armour

Job title
Co-opted by the Court
MA, MSc, PhD


  • 2012-present, appointed as a Global Scot by the First Minister for Scotland
  • 2012-2018, Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong

External appointments

  • Member, Research England Council
  • Member, several sub-committees of Hong Kong's University Grants Committee


  • University of Glasgow
  • University of London

Career history

  • 2012-2019, Secretary-General of Hong Kong's University Grants Committee
  • 2012-2018, Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong
  • 2008-2012, Senior Adviser to the President and Chief of Staff at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • 2006-2008, Academic Registrar of Griffith University Australia
  • 1996-2006, Registrar and Secretary for The Open University of Hong Kong
  • 1991-1996, Director of Academic Planning for City University of Hong Kong
  • 1989-1991, Secretary of Queen Margaret College
  • 1979-1991, Various appointments in Scottish universities

Areas of research

  • Higher education policy and management
  • Student experience of higher education

Interests and hobbies

  • Choral singing
  • Rugby union
  • Poker

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