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School of the Physical Sciences


The School Office is a small administrative team, which co-ordinates the work of the School and supports its governance.  The School Office hosts the administrative team which supports the Degree Committees for the Faculties of Earth Sciences and Geography and Physics and Chemistry.

The academic Head of School is Professor Nigel Peake, a Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP).

The Secretary of the School is Dr Jim Bellingham.  Dr Bellingham heads the School Office and is the key point of contact for administrative matters within the School.

School Office General Enquiries
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 334197
Head of School
Prof. Nigel Peake
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 761408
PA to the Head of School
Adeline Fraser
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 337915 (DAMTP)
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 765420 (MSM)
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 330582 (School Office)
Secretary of the School Dr Jim Bellingham
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 334199
Deputy Secretary of the School
Dr Vivien Gruar
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 746773 
Team Manager
Georgina Fuller
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 334197
Susan Meah
Finance Business Partner Dr Michael Godfrey
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 767137
Senior Finance Advisor Suzi Warren
Deputy Director of Research Relations Dr Chris Bird Email:   
Research Facilitator, Physical Sciences Arti Sheth Thorne Email: 
Senior Degree Committee Administrator Silvana Dean
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 746766
Degree Committee Administrator  Nigel Jackson
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 746764 
Education Development Project Manager Dr Xavier Montiel Email:
Industry Training Development Manager Claire Canning Email:
Education and Grants Administrator Jo Heritage
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 746403
Director of Education
Prof. Deborah Longbottom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 761409 (School Office)
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 336388 (Chemistry)
Deputy Director of Education
Prof. Jess Gwynne
Deputy Director of Education
Prof. Oliver Shorttle
Telephone:+44 (0) 1223 765844
School EDI Champion

Lead HR Business Partner

Louise Akroyd
Telephone:​ +44 (0) 1223 765821
HR Business Partner
Charlotte Mann
HR Business Partner
Megan Stopps
Head of Development, Physical Sciences
(Development and Alumni Relations)
Meaghan Annear
Telephone:​ (CUDAR)
​Telephone:​ +44 (0) 7707 282569
Associate Director, Physical Sciences
(Development and Alumni Relations)
Amy Bleasdale
Telephone: +44 (0) 7523 266889
Assistant Director, Physical Sciences
(Research Operations Office)
Bruce Daniels
School Change Partner Ben Just