skip to primary navigationskip to content

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, Holly Tilbrook, 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.

PA to the Head of School Ms Adeline Nicol


Provides administrative Support to the Head of School.

Director of Education Vacant


  Supports the leadership of the School as Director of Education.
Secretary of the School

Dr Holly Tilbrook

(0.8 FTE, Mon - Thurs)


Dr Jim Bellingham

(0.2 FTE)


First point of contact for West Cambridge Estates issues or IT. 







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 Responsibilities for:  Council of the School, Undergraduate & Graduate Education Committees, Human Resources Projects; School Office Admin. Team & non Academic staff post permissions.
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


Please note that from 19 March 2018 to 6 July 2018 Joel Brand will be taking parental leave from the University. During this period the Finance Advisor role will be covered by Mr Thomas O'Neill and Ms Helen Parker.

Mr Joel Brand


Mr Thomas O'Neill

(0.4 FTE)


Ms  Helen Parker

(0.4 FTE, Weds - Thurs)












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

Secretary to the Degree Committees for the Faculties of Physics & Chemistry and Earth Sciences & Geography and heads the joint Degree Committees Office.

Degree Committee Administrator Mr Nigel Jackson (7)46764

Day to day running of the joint office for the Degree Committees of the Faculty of Physics and Chemistry and the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Geography.

Team Manager

Ms Georgina Fuller


Provides office management for the School Office and leads the Admin Support Team on: Admin support to Officers and the Degree Committee Team, Committee Administration (including the Oppenheimer Committee), permissions to fill (post) requests and requests for information to the School Office.

Education and Grants Administrator Ms Elizabeth Heade


Supports the administration of graduate funds managed by the School Office and supports the work of the School Graduate Education Committee.

Office Support Administrator Mrs Susan Meah (7)66927

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

School Undergraduate Outreach Coordinator Ms Steph Baughen

(7)46765 Coordinates and supports undergraduate outreach and recruitment activity across the School's Faculties and Departments.
HR Business Manager Ms Louise Akroyd (7)65821 Lead HR Adviser for the School on strategic change, significant HR projects, specialist employment law advice and complex employee relations cases.

HR Adviser

(Weds - Fri)

Ms Jackie Stone (7)65544 Advises on short/medium term operational and employee relations issues, policy and procedural queries and HR management information.

HR Adviser

(Mon - Thurs 9.30am-3.30pm)

Ms Catrin Parker

(7)61587 Advises on short/medium term operational and employee relations issues, policy and procedural queries and HR management information.
HR Administrator Mrs Sarah Crossman (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, Physical Sciences

Development and Alumni Relations

Mr Glen Whitehead


Secures philanthropic investment for the Departments comprising the School.

Associate Director, Physical Sciences

Development and Alumni Relations

Mrs Hannah Williamson


Secures philanthropic investment for the Departments comprising the School

Assistant Director, Physical Sciences 

Research Operations Office


Mr Philip Cull (7)64795

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.