Meet the team

Matt Shute

Head of Planning and Business Intelligence

Matt joined the team in January 2016.  Matt line manages the BI team and supports the Student Number Planning Operational and Steering Groups.  He also chairs the Organisation Structure Task Finish Group (OSTFG) and the HESA Returns Group.

Tel: +44 (0)117 39 40768



Jenny Campion-Smith

Deputy Head of Planning and Business Intelligence

Jenny line manages the Planning team and is involved in the implementation of the Integrated Planning Process (IPP) and Student Fee Setting.

Tel: +44 (0)117 39 40776





Vicky Macpherson

Senior Business Intelligence Analyst

Vicky is responsible for analysing the National Student Survey (survey of all final year UG students) and YourBristol Survey (survey of all non-final year UG and PGT students). She is also a Lead Contact for HESA's web-based business intelligence tool, Heidi Plus.  

Tel: +44 (0)117 39 40777




Simon Collins

Senior Business Intelligence Analyst

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Simon joined the team in August 2015 and is responsible for analysing and reporting league tables and student staff ratios.  He also represents the team on the Data Protection Working Group and supports the HESA Returns Group and Data Optimisation Working Group.

Tel: +44 (0)117 39 40773




Alex Knibb

Inernational Market Insight Manager

Alex splits his time between the International Office (in his role as the University’s lead on international market research) and the Planning & BI team. He is very knowledgeable about SITS data and is currently working on readying the HESA Student Record for business use. He’s passionate about data presentation and understanding the meaning behind data, as well as Scandinavian pop music and sweets.

Tel: +44 (0)117 39 40189 (International Office)




Denisa Mulcahy

Assistant Planning and Information Officer


Dee joined the team in April 2016.  She has worked at the University since 2003 and her previous roles included: Assistant Secretary in the Vice-Chancellor's Office; followed by 10 years as a PA to the Registrar/Chief Operating Officer and the Deputy Registrar in the Registrar's Office.  

Dee's main responsibilities include: data analysis (e.g. UK and international university league table rankings); providing student/staff benchmarking HESA data using Business Objects and Heidi Plus; creating and maintaining the divisional and team webpages (T4 Site Manager, Plone and SharePoint); maintaining the University's Incident and Crisis Management and Business Continuity webpages and the SRG/TRG emergency contacts; minuting the Organisation Structure Task and Finish Group (OSTFG) meetings; organising the Integrated Planning Process (IPP) biannual conferences/UMT residential and maintaining the Integrated Planning Process site; administration of the 2017/18 Annual Risk Review process.

Tel: +44 (0)117 39 40769