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Department Management Team

The Departmental Management Team (DMT) supports the Head of Department (HoD) in the development and implementation of the overall strategic, academic and financial plans of the department. DMT maintains an overview of the department’s key areas of activity and makes decisions to ensure that the department operates effectively and succeeds in its strategic goals, securing the ongoing financial sustainability of the department.

DMT meets two to three times each term and once during the summer vacation.

Staff member Job title 
Nik Brown Head of Department
Ruth Penfold-Mounce Deputy HoD for teaching, learning and assessment & Chair of Board of Studies
Haley McAvay Deputy HoD for staffing strategy and work loading
Rachel Alsop Director of Centre for Women's Studies
Karl Atkin Director of REF
Sheila Davitt Research Facilitator 
Nicola Lowe Administration Manager
Sarah Maynard Interim Deputy Head of Faculty Operations
Jane Slocombe Administrator 
Debs Stephens Student Services Manager
Merran Toerien Director of Research
Richard Tutton Chair of Department Teaching and Learning Committee
Robin Wooffitt Recruitment and Admissions Tutor