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Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. We are proud of our internationally recognised research excellence, our dynamic research culture and the stimulating and imaginative learning experiences we make possible for our students. We are fortunate to have a wonderful shared resource in the Humanities Research Centre housed in the award-winning Berrick Saul Building, and we value both the quest for excellence and our collegiate life in all we do.

In the last Research Excellence Framework, 4 out of 8 of our departments were placed in the top 5 in the UK in their respective disciplines. In the 2023 Times Higher World University rankings, the Faculty was placed top 50 in the world. We hope you enjoy exploring our excellent individual departments and centres.

Professor Ambrose Field, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Dean and faculty support group

Professor Ambrose Field

+44 01904 322005

Dr Tom Cantrell
Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)
+44 01904 325236

Professor Richard Ogden
Associate Dean (Research)
+44 01904 328123

Helen Whalley
Faculty Finance Manager 
+44 01904 323386  

Wayne Keating 
Head of Faculty Operations (A&H)  
+44 01904 324295

Geoff Harrison

Dr Geoff Harrison
Planning Officer
+44 01904 324053

Claire McMahon
Faculty Employability Manager
+44 01904 324237

Dr Natalie Fullwood and Dr Helen Jones
Research Impact Managers (job share)
+44 (0)1904 328122
+44 01904 321961

Jeannette Bollen-McCarthy
Marketing and Recruitment Business Partner
+44 01904 324197

Suzy Shelton
HR Partner
+44 01904 325905 

Jane Harrison
PA to the Dean of Faculty