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We offer general HR advice and admin support to managers and staff over three key areas: On-Boarding (setting up new employees); In-Cycle (processes for established employees); Staff Immigration. See below.

When contacting us, please refrain from copying in additional mailboxes as we will redirect your query to the correct team if necessary, thank you. 

Your On-Boarding Team
We handle:
  • Staffing requests
  • New contracts & new contract queries
  • Right To Work checks
  • Security screening

We are: 

Lisa Wood (Admin Assistant)
Eirlys Fernilough, Rachel Marshall, Alina Koshman (Administrators)
Rhianna Bryon (Senior Administrator)
Laura Bridges, Nina White and Emma Robson (HR Advisers)
Sharon Faulkner (On-Boarding Team Leader)

Contact the On-Boarding team at 


Your In-Cycle Teams
We handle:
  • Relocation enquiries & expenses
  • Initial service review
  • Changes in hours
  • Contract extensions and other contract changes
  • Flexible working
  • Maternity/adoption/partner/shared parental leave
  • Promotion
  • Employment references
  • Resignation
  • Retirement

Administrators (supporting all In-Cycle activity)
Intisar Abdala, Louise Beggs, Jessi Cameron, Abbie Standerwick, Vikki Wilson, Tiffany Atkins (temp)

Professional Services, Arts & SSL
Mary Alexandrou (Senior Administrator)
Bex Upton (Adviser) (covering Miriam Pearse mat leave)
Contact: (Arts); (Prof Services); (Social Sciences & Law)

Engineering & Science 
Ethan Luke (Senior Administrator)
Kate Brown and Rachael Brasted (Advisers)
Contact: (Engineering); (Science)

Health Sciences & Life Sciences
Sarah Harvey, Rachel Perry and Anna Woolford (Senior Administrators)
Beth Rogers (Advisers)
Contact: (Health Sciences); (Life Sciences)

Janet Cainey (In-Cycle Team Leader)
Julie Lennon (In-Cycle Admin Assistant)


Your Staff Immigration Team
We handle:
  • Certificates of sponsorship
  • Visa applications/extensions
  • Visa/relocation expenses
  • Relocation support for international staff moving to the UK

We are: 

Jo-Ann Binns Harris and Catherine Williams (Staff Immigration Administrators)
Bridgett Amey, Rachel Coggins, Clare Stephens (Staff Immigration Advisers)
Contact the Staff Immigration team at or see Staff Immigration Pages

Other Enquiries:

HR Operations

Head of HR Business Partnering / Senior HR Business Partners HR Business Partners
  • Support managers through organisational change and delivery of strategy
  • Liaison with trade unions
  • Manage establishment including staff requests and workforce plans
  • Oversee HR service delivery
  • Reward strategy including grade M, promotions, progression and recruitment and retention premium
  • Support equality & diversity initiatives
  • Support managers with the management of staff absence and health
  • Follow up occupational health referrals with managers
  • Support managers with ISR, capability, conduct, grievance or acceptable behaviour cases
  • Complex maternity/cover/flexible working enquiries
  • Job Evaluation and support for writing job descriptions
  • Manage and support redeployment cases
  • Support workforce planning

Head of Faculty People Partnering & HR Operations: Rachel Shimeld



Head of HR Business Partnering Senior HR Business Partner HR Business Partner
Faculty of Science & Engineering

Jo Livesey

Ruth Robinshale


Imogen Barfield

Kate Amiri

Juliette Kitson-Smith

Lorna Carswell

Alicia Adams

Medical School

Mel Wise

Maria Hanks


Cigdem Higgins

Eurita Farquharson

Izzy Herrera

Faculty of Health & Life Science

Stela Holder 

Concetta Dragojevic 

Jenna Miller

Caroline Veale

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Science

Catherine Stuart



Emma Doherty

Catherine Manning 

Sophie Colston

Rebecca Sawkins

Verity Tizley

Chloe Jagger

Associate Director of People: Alison Wall



Head of HR Business Partnering Senior HR Business Partner HR Business Partner
Professional Services

Anna Duncan









 Jason Gothard

 Neil Buttery

 Paula Belsey

 Petra Bryan-Brown


Garima Verma

Henrietta Ingram


Paula Stirling


Jess Elms

Oliver Scrivin


Organisational Development

Name Role
Emily Pitt Senior People Development Partner (Leadership & Management)
Isabel Frazer-Veli Senior People Development Partner (Career & Skills Development)
Jonathan Gausden Senior People Development Partner
Claire Wrixon Head of People Development
Claudia Gumm Senior People Development Partner
Lydia Klimecki People Development Partner
Maxine Sims  People Development Partner
Celine Petitjean  People Development Partner
Georgie Locke People Development Partner
Louisa Pratten People Development Administrator
Corinne Lamplugh  People Development Adviser
Jonathan Whitham Coaching Manager
Clare Brophy
Coaching Service Manager
Sarah McCowen
Coaching Service Manager 
Rachel Hogg People Development Partner
Bethan Turner People Development Partner
Magda Clark People Development Partner
Sarah Armstrong People Development Admin Manager
Jon Tilley People  Development Admin Coordinator
Sara Williams People Development Adviser 
Alice Goodwin People Development Administrator
Rachel Dill People Development Administrator
Jasmine Wallis People Development Administrator
Josie Dunne People Development Administrator
Katherine Curmi CREATE Administrator

Vickie Whitehead

CREATE Administrator

Change Management Team

Julia Davies Head of Change Management
Kate Smith Change & Improvement Support Officer
Gill Allaway Change Manager
Ronnie Hext Change Manager
Jim Hodgson Change Manager
Allison McRitchie Change Manager

 Staff Engagement

Name  Role
Claire Kinsley Head of Staff Engagement and Culture
Imogen Hughes Staff Engagement Adviser
Ole Rudd Staff Engagement Administrator

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Team

Name Role
Tracy Brunnock Head of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Caroline McKinnon Deputy Head of EDI (Equity and Partnership)
Rhian Beattie

Projects Officer (Inclusion)

Emily Carter Projects Officer (Inclusion)
Rowan Kinsella Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator
Rebecca Scott Employability and Opportunities Manager
Helen Fullagar Projects Officer (Inclusion)
Niah Rhoden-Edwards Projects Officer (Employability and Opportunities)

Policy & Reward

Name Role
Haylie Carr Head of Reward and Policy

Kimberly Dean

Reward Administrator

Rhi Ashford Policy & Reward Administrator
Rob McCracken OD Data Analyst
Kat Byrne HR Officer (Policy)
James Vickery HR Reward and Policy Analyst

 International Mobility

Name Role
Neil Garrett International Mobility Manager
Jorge Ramirez International Mobility Manager
Katie Beard International Mobility and Payroll Adviser

Temporary Staffing Service

Name Role
Natasha Gregory Head of HR Shared Services
Sacha Russell Team Leader
Alex Wyatt-Barton Senior Administrator 
Emily Bell Senior Administrator
Jenni Gilbert Senior Administrator
Kim Pennelegion HR Officer (Policy)
Elizabeth Holbrook TSS Administrator
Nicole Abreu TSS Administrator
Amy Donnelly TSS Administrator
Connor Williams TSS Administrator
Becky Thirtle TSS Administrator
Andrea Nicholas TSS Administrator
Giselle Volero TSS Administrator
Ayla Baber TSS Administrator
Caroline Jefferey TSS Administrator
Amanda Murdock TSS Administrator
Kate O'Mahoney TSS Administrator
Marco Sisto TSS Administrator



Name Role
Liam Taylor Head of Resourcing
Matt Ellis Senior Resourcing Business Partner
Alexia Hall Resourcing Business Partner 
Raveena Landa Resourcing Business Partner
Keith Leung Resourcing Business Partner (DREI)
Harriet Hanson Resourcing Adviser 
Nico Bonnissent Systems and Reporting Analyst
Craig Stephens Recruitment Team Leader
Daria Tyszkiewicz Recruitment Coordinator
Louise Emmett Recruitment Coordinator
Blythe Varney Recruitment Coordinator
Emma Lewis Recruitment Coordinator
Jess Dante Recruitment Coordinator (maternity leave)
Lisa Fitzpatrick Recruitment Coordinator
Jill Richards Recruitment Coordinator
Laura Brown Recruitment Coordinator
Letichia Campbell-Faulknor Recruitment Coordinator

Human Resources Management

Name Role
James Bigwood Interim Chief People Officer
Alison Wall Associate Director of People
Jayne Oram Head of HR Central Services and Interim Director of People and Organisational Development 
Sarah Haworth HR Executive Administration Manager (Tues, Wed, Fri)
Em Wheeler HR Executive Support Assistant (Mon-Thu)

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