College Professional Services team

This team is responsible for all aspects of the College's devolved administration. See full details including organograms.

Please refer to our College Professional Services Team organogram for further information and view the list of team members from the links below:

Executive Support

Dr Rebecca Draper, Interim Head of Operations

0116 252 5152

Head of the College's devolved corporate services functions. Strategic planning, policy, human and financial resources and governance. Estates issues. External relations. NHS liaison. Member, College Management Board. Chairman, Space Utilisation Committee, Human Tissue Act Committee.

Mrs Sandra Morris, Interim College Administrator and PA to the Head of College, Dean of Medicine and Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean for Clinical Affairs

0116 252 2962

General support and diary management for the PVC, Head of College and Dean of Medicine.

Mrs Carrie Laverick, College Administrator and PA to Interim Head of Operations and Deputy Head of College

0116 252 2965

General support and diary management for Interim Head of Operations and Deputy Head of College. Point of contact for fitness to practise enquiries, termination of course queries and student complaints.

Provides administrative support to Head of Student Programmes Administration (David Parker), College Marketing Manager (Bijal Bhagwan), College IT Manager (Jitin Liladhar), and College Head of Technical Services (Ila Patel). 

Communications and Public Engagement Team

Ms Bijal Bhagwan, College Marketing Manager

0116 373 6297

Dr Danni Benyon-Payne, College Events Co-ordinator

0116 252 5278

Dr Marie Nugent, College Public Engagement Manager

0116 373 6429

Ms Karlin Kroese, Community Engagement Officer
0116 229 7101

Business Project Management Team

Dr Gareth Hall, College Business Projects Manager

0116 252 3738

Ms Samantha Morgan, College Business Projects Manager

0116 252 2036

Research Support Team

Miss Anna Harding, Assistant Registrar (Research)

0116 252 2974

General College administration and project management, with a focus on research and enterprise support and development and REF. Secretary to: UHL and UL Strategic Partnership Committee, College Leadership Team, College Research Committee, Enterprise and Impact Committee and other College level working groups.

Mrs Michelle Bingham, Research Administrator (part time)

0116 252 2967

Miss Helen Jukes, Research Administrator (part time)

0116 252 2967

BBSRC MIBTP2 DTP and general support within College Research Administration

Ms Nicola Wilkinson, Research Officer (part time)

0116 373 6499

Miss Lisa Witherington (formerly Boulton), Research Administrator (part time)

0116 252 2967

General support within the College Research Administration.


Mr Chris Trafford, College Management Accountant

0116 252 2154

Decision support, budgeting, forecasting, process improvement and providing guidance to Head of College, Director of Operations and College Management Board. Preparation and review of business plans. Analysis and interpretation of the financial position of the College and its departments, with reference to internal University and external sector benchmarks. Liaison with SAP users, Finance Office and HR Business Partner.

Ms Julie Clayton, Assistant Management Accountant

0116 252 5384

Mrs Nerys Bradley, HR Business Partner

0116 252 3385

Acts as the interface between the College and the Human Resources Division, and provides business focussed and strategic level advice, guidance and support to the Head of College, Director of Operations and the management team.

Miss Helen Woodward, PA to HR Business Partner

0116 252 3452

Provides PA support to the HR Business Partner.  Secretary to: College Staffing Committee.

Mrs Lesley Clissold (formerly Green), Assistant Registrar (Resources)

0116 252 5154

Approval processes for all College appointments; requests for University honorary titles; all specific HR issues arising from College staff working with the NHS including appointments processes for clinical staff, clinical job planning, joint appraisal, Clinical Excellence awards, NIHR academic training programme, honorary clinical contracts, appointment of locums, Research Passport; NHS staff appointment issues. Secretary to: College Health and Safety Committee

Mrs Rachel Fairman, Assistant College Administrator

0116 252 5606

Provides general administrative support for Assistant Registrar (Resources).   Provides administration support for the Clinical Academic Training Programme.  Secretary to: Clinical Academic Training Operational Group.

Student Programmes Office

Mr David Parker, Head of Student Programmes Administration

0116 223 1598

Head of the College’s Student Programmes Office. Oversight of administration of the student journey, quality and student satisfaction, review of existing and development of new programmes. Strategic and operational support for Academic Director and other College officers. Liaison with Student & Academic Services. Secretary to: MD Degree Board of Studies, UHL-UoL Undergraduate Education Committee, Appeals Panels and Fitness to Practise Committee. Information Assurance Co-ordinator for the College administrative team.

Mr Sergio Gonzalez, College Administrator

0116 223 1574

College student programmes and the work of committees responsible for learning and teaching standards. Administrative procedures for postgraduate studies and studentships, and undergraduate intercalated programmes. Disclosure and Barring Service procedures. Marketing projects. Secretary to: Taught Postgraduate Programmes Committee, Research Degrees Committee, BSc Intercalated Degrees Committee, Programme Development Group and Medical School Student/Staff Committee.

Enquiries relating to undergraduate admissions and student records in Biological Sciences, Medicine and Psychology should normally be addressed to the offices based in those Schools:

Ms Megan Phipps, Student Programmes Administrator

0116 229 7215

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