People

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

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
Post Vacant Assistant Director- Research Environment and Doctoral College
Jennifer Simmons Head of Postgraduate Research Support
Dr Karen Leslie Head of Researcher Development and Research Culture
HASS PGR Support Team 
Morwenna Hussey PGR Manager (SSIS and Humanities) Old Library 01392 (72) 5305 M.T.Hussey@exeter.ac.uk
Alison Stamps PGR Manager (Business School and PGR Admin) Old Library 01392 (72) 3258 A.Stamps@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.

Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 2636 humanities-gradschool@exeter.ac.uk
Amy Turner (on Maternity Leave)

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.

Innovation Centre    
Madison Pollard-Shore (secondment)

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

Innovation Centre 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 and PGR Admin)

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.

Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 2635 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.

Innovation Centre 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
Sarah Hodson PGR Administrator (Cornwall) Peter Lanyon 01326 255944 cornwall-pgr@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
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 

College Director of PGR (SSIS)  
Dr Kim Peters College Director of PGR (Business School)  
Rachel Hodgen Research and Doctoral College Business Partners (Humanities)  
Suzie Masterman Research and Doctoral College Business Partners (SSIS)  
Emma Roberts Research and Doctoral College Business Partners (Business School)  
   
STEMM PGR Support Team
Helen Pisarska PGR Manager (CLES and CMH) Old Library (Monday-Wednesday) 01392 (72) 4395  stemm-pgr-manager@exeter.ac.uk
Sarmi Ghosh (secondment) PGR Manager (EMPS) Old Library  01392 (72) 3310 stemm-pgr-manager@exeter.ac.uk
Andrew Cook (secondment) PGR Support Officer (EMPS) Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 5236 emps-pgr@exeter.ac.uk
Elizabeth Noon PGR Support Officer (CLES) Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 3706  cles-pgr-support@exeter.ac.uk
Laura Yeves PGR Support Officer (Medical School) Innovation Centre   UEMS-graduateresearch@exeter.ac.uk
Jo Shepherd PGR Support Officer (Cornwall) Peter Lanyon 01326 213853 cornwall-pgr@exeter.ac.uk
Magdalena Katomeri (on Maternity Leave) PGR Support Officer (Clinical Doctorates in Psychology) Washington Singer    
Tim Seelig PGR Support Officer (Clinical Doctorates in Psychology) Washington Singer 01392 (72) 5762 dclinpsy@exeter.ac.uk 
Behi Barzegar

PGR Administrator 

Innovation Centre 01392 (72) 5854 cles-pgr-support@exeter.ac.uk
Sarah Hodson PGR Administrator (Cornwall) Peter Lanyon 01326 255944 cornwall-pgr@exeter.ac.uk
Steph Powell PGR Administrator Old Library 01392 (72) 5937 UEMS-graduateresearch@exeter.ac.uk
Deborah Custance Baker PGR Administrator Old Library 01392 (72) 4365 emps-pgr@exeter.ac.uk
Calum MacLeod Centre Manager
UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Environmental Intelligence: Data Science & AI for Sustainable Futures
Hope Hall 01392 (72) 7584 C.MacLeod@exeter.ac.uk
Daina Heaton   Hope Hall 01392 (72) 7585 D.Heaton2@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
         
STEMM Academic Staff and Business Partners
Professor Mat Collins Associate Dean for Research (EMPS)  
Professor Nina Wedell Associate Dean for Research (CLES)  
Professor Paul Francis Interim Director of Research (College of Medicine and Health)  
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
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  pgr-recruitment@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  pgr-recruitment@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 ResearcherDevelopment@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 cj261@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
Esmee Barker

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
Sarah Spaull

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

PGR Admin Team

Vicky Colton

PGR Administrator

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

Old Library 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 

Old Library 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

Old Library 01392 (72) 3713  pgradmin@exeter.ac.uk