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Employee Services Hub


The Employee Services Hub offers general HR advice and admin support to managers and staff.  IMPORTANT: Please send your query to ONLY ONE mailbox from the list below. Please don't copy in other addresses as this slows up our capacity to respond.  If necessary 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)


Your On-Boarding Team is: 

        Lisa Wood (Admin Assistant)
        Lily Bassett (Maternity Leave), Eirlys Fernilough, Honey Templar, Polly Clare, 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 are:

Professional Services, Arts & SSL
Vikki Wilson, Abbie Standerwick, Katie Langley, Lavina Cherono (Administrators)
Mary Alexandrou (Senior Administrator)
Miriam Pearse (Adviser)
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
Julie Lennon (Admin Assistant)
Louise Beggs and Rachel Perry (Administrators)
Sarah Harvey, Emma Robson and Anna Woolford (Senior Administrators)
Bex Upton and Beth Rogers (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

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

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

Alicia Adams

Medical School

Mel Wise

Maria Hanks


Cigdem Higgins

Eurita Farquharson

Izzy Herrera

Faculty of Health & Life Science

Stela Holder 

Concetta Dragojevic 

Cecilia Yuen

Jenna Miller (maternity leave)

Lizzie Tschornow 

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Science

Catherine Stuart

Emma Doherty

Catherine Manning 

Caroline Veale

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









 Jason Gothard

 Neil Buttery

 Paula Belsey

 Petra Bryan-Brown


Garima Verma

Henrietta Ingram


Paula Stirling


Jess Elms

Oliver Scrivin



Organisational Development

Simon Swales ACDP Programme Lead
Kathryn Miller Head of Academic Staff Development
Emily Pitt Staff Development Manager (Academic)
Claire Wrixon Senior People Development Partner
Claudia Gumm Senior People Development Partner
Lydia Klimecki People Development Partner
Jonathan Whitham Coaching Manager
Clare Brophy
Staff Coaching Service Manager
Sarah McCowen
Staff Development Manager (Coaching) 
Isabel Frazer-Veli Staff Development Manager
Rachel Hogg People Development Partner
Bethan Turner People Development Partner
Magda Clark People Development Partner
Sarah Armstrong Staff Development Admin Manager
Jon Tilley Staff Development Admin Coordinator
Sara Williams Staff Development Adviser 
Alice Goodwin Staff Development Administrator
Rachel Dill Staff Development Administrator
Jasmine Wallis Staff Development Administrator
Josie Dunne Staff Development Administrator
Katherine Curmi CREATE Administrator

Vickie Whitehead

CREATE Administrator

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

Kimberly Dean

Rhi Ashford

Deputy Head of Reward and Policy

Reward Administrator

Policy & Reward Administrator

Rob McCracken OD Data Analyst
Kat Byrne HR Officer (Policy)
James Vickery HR Reward and Policy 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
Harriet Hanson Resourcing Adviser 
Nico Bonnissent Recruitment Systems Administrator
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
Lisa Fitzpatrick Recruitment Coordinator
Jill Richards Recruitment Coordinator
Virag Csoli Recruitment Coordinator
Laura Brown Recruitment Coordinator
Letichia Campbell-Faulknor Recruitment Coordinator

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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