Professor Margaret A House was appointed as the Vice Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University on 1st January 2013. Previous to this she was the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic at Middlesex University where she had worked since 1986. She was appointed Dean of the School of Social Sciences in 2000; Dean of Health and Social Sciences in 2002; and became Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic in September 2005.
Professor House has gained a national and international reputation for research into the management and monitoring of river water quality. She was responsible for the development of the House Index of Water Quality. Her present research ranges between modelling the impact of forestry on Loch Ness and water harvesting in Spain.
As Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic she led projects on the student experience and employability in addition to her role as academic leader for the University.