People

This page contains a list of all the members and related members of staff in the Doctoral College. 

The Doctoral College Structure gives a visual representation of how our department is structured.  

Leadership Team
Professor Andrew McRae Dean of Postgraduate Research and of the Doctoral College        
Professor Kim Soin Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research and of the Doctoral College   
Drs Astrid Wissenburg Director of Research
  
Emma Stephenson  Research Services Assistant Director (Doctoral College) Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 2202 e.stephenson@exeter.ac.uk
HASS PGR Support Team 
Morwenna Hussey PGR Manager Old Library 01392 (72) 5305 M.T.Hussey@exeter.ac.uk
Cathryn Baker

PGR Support Officer (College of Humanities facing)

I am based at Streatham and have the day to day operational responsibility for aspects of the PGR student lifecycle for the College of Humanities.

Old Library 01392 (72) 2636 humanities-gradschool@exeter.ac.uk
Amy Turner

PGR Support Officer (College of Social Science and International Studies- Streatham)

I am based at Streatham and have the day to day operational responsibility for aspects of the PGR student lifecycle for the College of Social Sciences and International Studies facing our Politics, Law, Sociology, Philosophy & Anthropology and Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) PGR Students.

Old Library 01392 (72) 2238 ssis-grs-streatham@exeter.ac.uk
Anna Dolman

PGR Support Officer (College of Social Science and International Studies- St Luke's)

I am based at St Luke’s and have the day to day operational responsibility for aspects of the PGR student lifecycle for the College of Social Sciences and International Studies facing our Graduate School of Education PGR Students.

South Clositers 01392 (72) 6102 ssis-grs-stlukes@exeter.ac.uk
Natalie Bartram

PGR Support Officer (Business School)

I am based at Streatham and have the day to day operational responsibility for aspects of the PGR student lifecycle for the University of Exeter Business School.

Old Library 01392 (72) 6255 Uebs-pgradmin@exeter.ac.uk
Jo Shepherd PGR Support Officer (Cornwall) Peter Lanyon 01326 213853 cornwall-pgr@exeter.ac.uk
Jim Milnes

PGR Administrator (PGR Support)

I am based at Streatham and look after day-to-day administration for current PGR students, primarily facing College of Humanities and also providing PGR support to the Business School.

Old Library 01392 (72) 5306 humanities-gradschool@exeter.ac.uk
Jenny Andrews

PGR Administrator (PGR Support)

I am based at Streatham and look after day-to-day administration for current PGR students, primarily facing College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS) and also providing PGR support to the Business School.

Old Library 01392 (72) 6460 ssis-grs-streatham@exeter.ac.uk
Iris Lou

PGR Administrator (PGR Support)

I am based at St Luke’s and look after day-to-day administration for current PGR Education students and act as the main administrative contact for the EdD students.

South Cloisters 01392 (72) 4830 ssis-grs-stlukes@exeter.ac.uk
Rachel Spittle PGR Administrator (Cornwall) Peter Lanyon 01326 255944 cornwall-pgr@exeter.ac.uk

Beth Yeandle (on maternity leave)

PGR Administrator (PGR Recruitment) Old Library 01392 (72) 4490 ssis-researchadmissions@exeter.ac.uk
Melissa Mitcheson

PGR Administrator (PGR Support)

I am based at St Luke’s and look after day-to-day administration for current PGR Education students and act as the main administrative contact for MPhil/PhD Education students.

South Clositers 01392 (72) 2722 ssis-grs-stlukes@exeter.ac.uk
Issac Maswade PGR Administrator (PGR Recruitment)  Old Library  01392 (72) 4490 Uebs-doctoral-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
Matt Barnes PGR Administrator (PGR Recruitment) Old Library 01392 (72) 2635 humanities-pgradmissions@exeter.ac.uk
HASS Academic Staff and Business Partners
Professor James Clark Associate Dean for Research (Humanities)  
Professor Anne Barlow Associate Dean for Research (SSIS)  
Professor William Harvey Associate Dean for Research (Business School)  
Professor Gert Vonhoff College Director of PGR (Humanities)  

Dr Marc Valeri (on study leave for the first half of 2019)

Dr Bice Maiguashca (From 2019)

College Director of PGR (SSIS)  
Dr Rajesh Tharyan College Director of PGR (Business School)  
Rachel Hodgen Research and Doctoral College Business Partners (Humanities)  
Suzie Masterman Research and Doctoral College Business Partners (SSIS)  
Gareth Buchanan (maternity cover) Research and Doctoral College Business Partners (Business School) 
Emma Roberts (on maternity leave) Research and Doctoral College Business Partners (Business School)  
STEMM PGR Support Team
Helen Pisarska PGR Manager Hope Hall (Monday-Wednesday) 01392 (72) 4395  stemm-pgr-manager@exeter.ac.uk
Jennifer Simmons PGR Manager  Hope Hall (Wednesday-Friday) 01392 (72) 3310 stemm-pgr-manager@exeter.ac.uk
Sarmi Ghosh PGR Support Officer (EMPS) Hope Hall 01392 (72) 5236 emps-pgr@exeter.ac.uk
Laura Yeves PGR Support Officer (CLES and Medical School) Old Library  01392 (72) 3706 cles-pgr-support@exeter.ac.uk or UEMS-graduateresearch@exeter.ac.uk
Jo Shepherd PGR Support Officer (Cornwall) Peter Lanyon 01326 213853 cornwall-pgr@exeter.ac.uk
Andrew Cook

PGR Administrator 

Providing administrative support for CLES, EMPS, CMH students and academics

Hope Hall 01392 (72) 5854 cles-pgr-support@exeter.ac.uk
Rachel Spittle PGR Administrator (Cornwall) Peter Lanyon 01326 255944 cornwall-pgr@exeter.ac.uk
Steph Powell PGR Administrator Hope Hall 01392 (72) 5937 UEMS-graduateresearch@exeter.ac.uk
Madison Pollard PGR Administrator Hope Hall 01392 (72) 4365 emps-pgr@exeter.ac.uk
Abi Mureva

PGR Administrator

Student Recruitment. Managing PGR Admissions process and studentships for the STEMM Cluster

Innovation Centre

01392(72)

2730

Stemm-pgr-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
STEMM Acadmemic Staff and Business Partners
Professor Alex Pavic Associate Dean for Research (EMPS)  
Professor Nina Wedell Associate Dean for Research (CLES)  
Professor Angela Shore Vice Dean (Research)  
Professor Gino Hrkac College Director of PGR (EMPS)  
Professor Jon Blount College Director of PGR (CLES)  
Dr Chris Morris College Director of PGR (College of Medicine and Health)  
Adrian Bailey Research and Doctoral College Business Partners (EMPS)  
Fiona Pac-Soo Research and Doctoral College Business Partners (CLES)  
Nick Church Research and Doctoral College Business Partners (College of Medicine and Health)   
Doctoral Partnerships Team
Catherine Dawson

Doctoral Partnerships Manager

Leadership in securing, implementing and delivering externally funded and collaborative doctoral training programmes: AHRC SWWDTP, MRC GW4 Biomed, NERC GW4+ DTP, NERC FRESH CDT, Wellcome Trust GW4-CAT DTP

Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 3326  catherine.dawson@exeter.ac.uk
Christine Gifford

Doctoral Partnerships Manager 

Leadership in securing, implementing and delivering externally funded and collaborative doctoral training programmes: EPSRC CDTs, EPSRC DTP, ESRC SWDTP, BBSRC SWBio and QUEX

Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 6384   C.J.Gifford@exeter.ac.uk
Elizabeth Noon

Doctoral Partnerships Officer               

Innovation Centre

01392 (72) 2311  Doctoral.College@exeter.ac.uk
Jules Denning

Doctoral Partnerships Administrator 

Administration of DC Partnership recruitment, support to DC Partnership team and QUEX studentship liaison

Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 6207  Doctoral.College@exeter.ac.uk
Debbie Ford CDT Administrative Officer (STREAM and WISE) 

Forco-ordinating WISE CDT operations across the four partner universities and primary contact for students, academics and industrial partners

 Harrison 01392 (72) 4744  D.A.Ford@exeter.ac.uk
Nia Owen

CDT Administrator Assistant  (STREAM, WISE and SMM)

Supports academics, researchers and students within EMPS Centre for Water Systems and CDTS

 Harrison

01392 (72) 3732 

 N.A.Owen@exeter.ac.uk
Deborah Lee CDT Administrator (Metamaterials)  Physics 01392 (72) 4718   D.Lee2@exeter.ac.uk 
Kelyn Luther CDT Administrative (Metamaterials)  Physics 01392 (72) 4718   K.Luther@exeter.ac.uk
PGR Recruitment Team
Vic Wilson

PGR Recruitment Manager     

Leads on the planning and delivery of recruitment for postgraduate researchers with specific focus on national and International partnerships cohort recruitment, including promotional information, communications and events  

Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 3067  Doctoral.College@exeter.ac.uk
Amy Williams

PGR International Recruitment Assistant

Focuses on marketing and recruitment. Works closely with colleagues in CaMs to boost the profile of PGR opportunities in both Streatham and Penryn

Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 2210  Doctoral.College@exeter.ac.uk

Researcher Development and Research Culture Team

Dr Karen Leslie 

Head of Researcher Development and Research Culture 

Strategic lead for the Researcher Development and Research Culture team in the Doctoral College responsible for planning, budgeting and day to day management. Research culture, PGR and ECR wellbeing, Training Needs, VITAE, GW4, Communications and feedback on our work

             
Old Library 01392 (72) 6398 K.Leslie@exeter.ac.uk 

Dr Chris Wood 

Researcher Development Manager 

Leads on the provision of professional development for research staff at the University, across all subject disciplines and campuses. ECR development & liaison forums, Researcher-led Initiatives, images of Research, GW4, mentoring and specific funding opportunities

Old Library 01392 (72) 3720 C.B.Wood@exeter.ac.uk

Kelly Preece 

Researcher Development Manager

Leads on the provision of professional development for PGRs at the University, across all subject disciplines and campuses. Training and development ideas for PGRs as well as the PGR showcase, writing support and webinars

Old Library 01392 (72) 5336 K.Preece@exeter.ac.uk

Kate Foster

Researcher Development Careers Coach

Works one day a week in the team, leading on careers support for Early Career Researchers. Career planning and development for researchers and 1-to-1 careers appointments for ECRs

Old Library 01392 (72) 5326  K.L.Foster@exeter.ac.uk

Charlotte Juggins

PGR and ECR Experience Officer

Developing the PGR and ECR experience, including communications for the Doctoral College, PGR Induction, research culture, managing feedback into the Doctoral College and the PRES survey

Old Library 01392 (72) 2737 Doctoral.College@exeter.ac.uk

Juliet White

Researcher Development and Research Culture Administrator

Supports all aspects of administration of the ECR training and development programme and Researcher-led Initiatives, 1-2-1 career appointments and Researcher-led Initiatives

Old Library 01392 (72) 2372 ResearcherDevelopment@exeter.ac.uk
Becky Owen

Researcher Development and Research Culture Assistant

GBP supporting all aspects of the Researcher Development team, with a particular focus on communications, PGR showcase and PGR training and development. First point of contact for general enquiries for our team

Old Library 01392 (72) 5337 ResearcherDevelopment@exeter.ac.uk

Quality Development Team

Kendra Brown

Quality Development Manager

Part of a job share with particular responsibility for: governance, quality assurance and policy development within the Doctoral College

Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 3021  DCQualityDevelopment@exeter.ac.uk
Alison Stamps 

Quality Development Manager

Part of a job share with particular responsibility for: managing the PGR Admin team, development of Professional Doctorates, MyPGR and with a remit around the operational set up of global partnerships. Also, leads various projects across the Doctoral College

Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 3258  DCQualityDevelopment@exeter.ac.uk

Vicky Colton

PGR Administrator

PGR examinations from submission to award and PGR data quality in SITS

Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 3097  pgradmin@exeter.ac.uk
Julie Gay

PGR Administrator 

Supplies data to Research Councils via Je-S and all other Je-S related work as well as ORE submissions & helps with the awards process 

Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 2207  pgradmin@exeter.ac.uk
Jo Millar 

PGR Administrator (apprentice)

PGR Interruptions, change of Programme and Withdrawals.  Payment of External Examiner Fees.  Help with receipt of submissions from students and dispatch to examiners

Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 3713  pgradmin@exeter.ac.uk
Michelle Mussa

Governance and Dean’s Support Administrator

Diary support for Professor Andrew McRae and Professor Kim Soin & administration support for the Quality Development team including committee support

Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 2193  grdean@exeter.ac.uk