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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 leads the School Office and is the key point of contact for administrative matters within the School.

School Office Team
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 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

Degree Committees (Faculty of Earth Sciences & Geography; Faculty of Physics & Chemistry)

Senior Degree Committee Administrator Silvana Dean
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 746766
Degree Committee Administrator  Nigel Jackson
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 746764 


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 Email:
Deputy Director of Education Prof. Oliver Shorttle
Telephone:+44 (0) 1223 765844
Industry Training Development Manager Claire Canning Email:
Education and Grants Administrator Jo Heritage
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 746403
Education Development Project Manager Dr Xavier Montiel Email:


Finance Business Partner Dr Michael Godfrey
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 767137
Senior Finance Advisor Suzi Warren Email:

Research Relations

Deputy Director of Research Relations Dr Chris Bird Email: 
Research Facilitator, Physical Sciences Arti Sheth Thorne Email:

School Leads:

Change & Programme Management Office

School Change Partner Ben Just Email:


Head of Development, Physical Sciences
(Development and Alumni Relations)
Meaghan Annear
​Telephone:​ +44 (0) 7707 282569
Associate Director, Physical Sciences
(Development and Alumni Relations)
Amy Bleasdale
Telephone: +44 (0) 7523 266889


Lead HR Business Partner Louise Akroyd
Telephone:​ +44 (0) 1223 765821
HR Business Partner Charlotte Mann Email: 


Head of School IT and Digital Transformation
David Maruta
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 746403

Research Operations Office (ROO)

Assistant Director, Physical Sciences
(Research Operations Office)
Bruce Daniels Email: