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The School Office

The School Office is a small administrative team which co-ordinates the work of the School and supports its governance. The academic Head of the School is Professor Lindsay Greer, who is also Professor of Materials Science.

The Secretary of the School, Dr Jim Bellingham, heads the School Office and is the key point of contact for all administrative matters within the School and is in turn supported by a small team of staff.

The School Office hosts the administrative team which supports the Degree Committees for the Faculties of Physics and Chemistry and Earth Sciences and Geography.

PositionNameEmailTelephoneDescription of role
Head of the School Prof Lindsay Greer (7)61408

Responsibility for academic and overall leadership of the School, and the use of its resources.

Director of Education Dr Noel Rutter (7)62965 Supports the leadership of the School as Director of Education
Secretary of the School Dr Jim Bellingham



Overall administrative leadership of the School Office, with particular responsibilities for: the Needs Committee; Academic appointments; Estates and Capital issues and IT.

Deputy Secretary of the School and Secretary of the Graduate School

Ms Kusam Leal



 (7)46773 Administrative lead for graduate education; Secretary of Council of the School & Graduate Education Committee, office management; input to human resources & (change) projects; and manage post permissions for assistant and academic related staff.
Finance Manager Mrs Susan Wright (7)67137

Supports financially-informed decision-making and planning within the School and helps to ensure that Financial Regulations and other policies and procedures are implemented and maintained at Departmental level.

Finance Advisor Mr Joel Brand (3)30582

Supports and provide advice to Departments on financial matters, accounting processes and procedures and issues relating to the use and management of UFS, and provides a link with Finance Division

Degree Committee Senior Administrator Mrs Marie Dixon (7)46766

Supports the Degree Committees for the Faculties of Physics & Chemistry and Earth Sciences & Geography

Degree Committee Administrator Ms Magda Bergman (7)46764



Office Manager Mrs Andrea Turrell (3)34197 Supports the School office;  also supports the Faculty Promotions Committee for Earth Sciences and Geography, and the Committee of Management for the Ernest Oppenheimer Fund.
Graduate Support Administrator Ms Elizabeth Heade


Support the administration of graduate funds managed by the School Office and support the work of the School Graduate Education Committee.

School Office Administrator Mrs Camilla Islamova k (7)66927

Administrative support for the School Office , including the Degree Committee Office, Senior Academic Promotions (Faculty of Physics and Chemistry) and general School Office admin. duties.

HR Business Manager Ms Andrea Hudson (7)46775 Lead HR advisor for the School on strategic change, significant HR projects, specialist employment law advice and complex employee relations cases
HR Advisor (Mon-Thu) Jackie Stone (7)65544 Advises on short/medium term operational and employee relations issues, policy and procedural queries and HR management information
HR Advisor (Wed-Fri) Anna Crichton (3)32886 Advises on short/medium term operational and employee relations issues, policy and procedural queries and HR management information
HR Administrator Sarah Alexander (7)65658 Delivers central HR administrative processes e.g. sabbatical leave, senior academic promotions, additional payments, redundancy/fixed term contracts and retirement

Senior Associate Director, Development and Alumni Relations

Physical Sciences

Mr Glen Whitehead


Secures philanthropic investment for the Departments comprising the School

Assistant Director - 
Physical Sciences & Technology
Mr Philip Cull (7)65118


Supports the School and its constituent departments in the submission, administration and negotiation of research grants and contracts, and is responsible for the Physical Sciences team within the Research Operations Office. Works with the School to respond to changes and challenges in the research funding landscape.

PA to the Head of School Ms Adeline Nicol

(7)65420 Provides administrative Support to the Head of School