Human Resources - Contacts

Who should I contact in Human Resources?

Employee Services Hub Contacts

What we offer 

The Employee Services Hub offers general HR advice and admin support to managers and staff.  IMPORTANT: Please select the most appropriate mailbox for your query from the list below and refrain from copying in other addresses as this slows up our capacity to respond.  If your message comes to the wrong mailbox we will redirect your query and copy you in.

N.B. The following are NOT supported by the Employee Services Hub: - Honorary/Associate staff queries (contact - Teaching Support Roles (TSRs/HPTs) (contact - Recruitment and Resourcing (see Resourcing team contacts)

Who we are   

Your On-Boarding Team is: 

Lisa Wood (Admin Assistant)
Lily Bassett, Rhianna Bryon, Eirlys Fernilough, Becky Hutchinson, Honey Templar and Polly Clare (Administrators)
Laura Bridges and Nina White (HR Advisers)
Sharon Faulkner (On-Boarding Team Leader)
Contact the On-Boarding team at 

Your In-Cycle Teams are:

Professional Services, Arts & SSL
Vikki Wilson, Abbie Standerwick, Phoebe Serventi and Katie Langley (Administrators)
Mary Alexandrou (Senior Administrator)
Miriam Pearse (HR Adviser)
Contact: (Arts); (Prof Services); (Social Sciences & Law)

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

Health Sciences & Life Sciences
Julie Lennon (Admin Assistant)
Louise Beggs and Rachel Perry (Administrators)
Sarah Harvey, Emma Robson and Anna Woolford (Senior Administrators)
Bex Upton and Beth Rogers (HR Advisers)
Contact: (Health Sciences); (Life Sciences)

Janet Cainey (In-Cycle Team Leader)

Your Staff Immigration Team is:

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


HR Operations, Organisational Development, Central Services and HR Leadership Team

Who do I need to contact in HR Operations?

Head of HR Business Partnering / Senior HR Business PartnersHR 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

HR Operations

Head of Faculty People Partnering & HR Operations: Rachel Shimeld



Head of HR Business PartneringSenior HR Business PartnerHR Business Partner
Faculty of Science & Engineering

Jo Livesey

Ruth Robinshale


Imogen Barfield

Kate Amiri

Juliette Kitson-Smith

Lorna Carswell

Medical School

Mel Wise

Maria Hanks


Jason Gothard

Eurita Farquharson

Çiğdem Higgins

Jenna Miller (maternity leave)

Sophie Price (maternity cover)

Izzy Herrera

Faculty of Health & Life Science

Stela Holder 

Concetta Dragojevic 

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Science

Catherine Stuart

Emma Doherty

Catherine Manning 

Caroline Veale

Inoka Jayewardene

Rebecca Sawkins

Verity Tizley

Chloe Jagger

Associate Director of People: Alison Wall



Head of HR Business PartneringSenior HR Business PartnerHR Business Partner
Professional Services

Anna Duncan


Paula Stirling

Neil Buttery

Paula Belsey


Jess Cain

Garima Verma

Oliver Scriven (starts October)

Henrietta Ingram


Organisational Development

Simon Swales ACDP Programme Lead
Kathryn Miller Head of Academic Staff Development
Emily Pitt Staff Development Manager (Academic)
Claire Wrixon Staff Development Officer (Research)
Claudia Gumm Staff Development Officer (Research)
Jim Walker Staff Development Officer (Research)
Lydia Klimecki Staff Development Officer (Academic)
Clare Brophy
Staff Coaching Service Manager
Sarah McCowen
Staff Development Manager (Coaching) 
Ros Hitchen Head of Professional Services Staff Development
Isabel Frazer-Veli Staff Development Manager
Rachel Hogg Staff Development Officer
Bethan Turner Staff Deveopment Officer
Magda Clark Staff Development Officer
Sarah Armstrong Staff Development Admin Manager
Jon Tilley Staff Development Admin Coordinator
Emma Tweddle Staff Development Admin Coordinator
Sara Williams Staff Development Adviser 
Holly Kennelly Staff Development Officer
Alice Goodwin Staff Development Administrator
Rachel Dill Staff Development Administrator
Jack Sloan Staff Development Administrator
Jasmine Wallis Staff Development Administrator
Josie Dunne Staff Development Administrator

Vickie Whitehead


Staff Engagement

Name Role
Claire Kinsley Head of Staff Engagement and Culture
Imogen Hughes Staff Engagement Adviser
Sinead Walsh Staff Engagement Adviser
Tom North Staff Engagement Adminstrator

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Team

Tracy Brunnock Head of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Rebecca Gordge Deputy Head of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Rhian Beattie

Projects Officer (Inclusion)

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

Policy & Reward

Haylie Carr Head of Reward and Policy
Sophie Colston Deputy Head of Reward and Policy
Rob McCracken OD Data Analyst
Kat Byrne HR Officer (Policy)
James Vickery Reward Officer and Analyst

 International Mobility

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


Temporary Staffing Service

Natasha Gregory TSS Manager
Sacha Russell TSS Adviser (Admin/Clerical & Payroll)
Alex Wyatt-Barton Senior Administrator (CAG)
Giselle Volero CAG Administrator
Jenni Gilbert CAG Administrator
Carolyn Webb CAG Administrator
Dominic Rayson CAG Administrator
Alice Bewick CAG Administrator
Kate O'Mahony Admin/Clerical Administrator
Emily Bell Admin/Clerical Administrator
Andrea Nicholas Payroll Administrator



Liam Taylor Resourcing Manager
Matt Ellis Senior Resourcing Business Partner
Alexia Hall Resourcing Business Partner
Raveena Landa Resourcing Business Partner
Keith Leung Resourcing Business Partner
Tracey Evans Resourcing Assistant
Emma Paul Resourcing Adviser 
Harriet Hanson Resourcing Adviser 
Nico Bonnissent Recruitment Systems Administrator

Human Resources Management

Claire Buchanan Chief People Officer
James Bigwood Director of People and Organisational Development 
Alison Wall Head of People Partnering & Wellbeing
Jayne Oram Head of HR Central Services
Sarah Haworth HR Executive Administration Manager (Tues, Wed, Fri)
Em Wheeler HR Executive Support Assistant 

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