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Department of Sociology, University of York, York, YO10 5DD

Sophie Bramley

Sophie Bramley
Department Manager and Research Facilitator

  • Overall responsibility for all business processes and professional services support
  • Planning and financial management
  • HR and recruitment processes
  • Space planning & management
  • Member of and Secretary to Department Management Team
  • Research grant proposal support
  • Management of current research grants
  • REF support

Debs Stephens
Student Services Manager
  • Overall administrative management of all UG, PGT and PGR programmes
  • Management of the Student Services team and deputy to Department Manager
  • Development and maintenance of student-facing operating processes
  • Casual payments for GTAs
  • Sociology Hour

Amy Atkinson
Administration Manager

  • Management of the Student Services team 
  • Development and maintenance of student-facing operating processes
  • Optional Modules
  • Programme maintenance
  • Joint Programmes support

Dina Hashem
Student Support (Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught)
  • Open Days and Visit Days
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants
  • Casual Workers
  • Placements
  • Visiting students 
  • Communications


Anna Richardson
Student Support Administrator (Postgraduate Taught and Research)
  • Postgraduate Admissions
  • Postgraduate Finance & Funding Funding
  • Postgraduate Taught Assessments
  • Postgraduate Taught Dissertations
  • Postgraduate Research Taps/Supervision/Viv

Dr Helen Geddes
PA and Administrator
  • PA to Head of Department and Manager
  • Secretary to Board of Studies and Departmental Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Internal communications and event marketing
  • Athena SWAN Accreditation
  • Green Impact Lead
  • Sociology Twitter account, Webpages and Blog
  • Event publicity
  • Departmental Health and Safety Officer
  • Research Newsletter

Tom Coward
Placement Officer
  • Placement Year appointments
  • Supervision of Placement Year students
  • Development of work based learning opportunity
  • Employability Support