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Human Resources


Support Services staff

Support Services Manager

Marita Walsh
  • Any aspect of postdoc HR administration and advice in the absence of other team members or in the event that a situation requires escalation
  • Welfare and performance issues

Academic Secretary

Dr Howard Jones
  • Visa/work permits
  • Merit awards and promotion for contract research staff

Welfare, training and development adviser

Kathleen Pickett
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • Equality and Diversity
  • HR administration queries in Emma/Rachael's absence
  • Maternity 
  • Personal and professional Development
  • Post-doc Induction, Mentoring and Staff Review and Development
  • Post-doc Affairs Committee (PDAC)
  • Sick leave
  • Welfare issues
  • Performance issues
  • Feedback on the team and our processes

Research grants adviser

Sue Cowan 

Graduate student adviser

Rachel MacDonald
  • Graduate students
  • Visiting students
  • Erasmus exchange students
  • Erasmus work placement students
  • Graduate admissions

Personnel Administrator

Emma Graham
63188, Room 146
  • Assistant staff and Postdoc HR administration
  • Advertising
  • New appointments
  • Induction
  • Probation
  • Contract amendments
  • Leave entitlement – holiday, sickness, maternity/paternity, flexible working and special circumstances
  • Consultation and leavers process
  • Mifare security cards

Research personnel clerk

Rachael Jefferies
46682, room 146
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Co-ordinating visitors to the department
  • Registration for new members to the department
  • Reference correspondence – banks, landlords, National Insurance etc…
  • Induction
  • Probation