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General enquiries


The Department reception is open 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday-Friday.

Department of Social Policy and Social Work
Alcuin B and C Blocks
University of York
YO10 5DD

For specific enquiries please use the following: Student
Practice Exceptional
Think Social & Political Sciences -
Ethics - Publicity -

SPSW is located in Alcuin C Block (Map)

SPSW is located in Alcuin B and C Blocks. View Maps »


Key Contacts


Jane Barrand
Department Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1232

Jonathan Stokoe
Student Support Services Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1273

Debbie Banerjee
Co-ordinator for Social and Political Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1477

Natasha Barradell Unwin
Student Support Administrator - Assessments
Disability Support
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1257

Angela Chapman
Student Services Coordinator
Think Ahead Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1276

Alex Davison
Student Support Administrator - Reception
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 8807

Julie Harriss
Student Support Administrator - Placements, Practice Education & Postgraduate Research
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1238

Rachel Parker
Student Support Administrator - Online Programmes, ECA, Visa Compliance and BoS
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1234

Helen Story
Student Support Administrator - Admissions
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1228

Disability Rep

Aniela Wenham
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1236

Yorkshare VLE & Web Coordinator

Dominic Ennis
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 1274        


Head of Department John Hudson A/B/008 01904 32 1245
PA to Head of Department Hayley Rowan A/B/007 01904 32 1258
Deputy Head of Department      Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee Sharon Grace A/B/030a 01904 32 1225
Department Manager Jane Barrand A/B/006 01904 32 1232
Chair of Departmental Research Committee              Director of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Neil Lunt A/C/206 01904 32 1235
Chair of the Board of Examiners Carolyn Snell A/C/212 01904 32 1249
Director of Teaching
Chair of Departmental Teaching Committee       
Zoe Irving A/C/013 01904 32 1247
Undergraduate Admissions Tutor (Social Policy) Rachel Vipond A/C/108 01904 32 1226 rachel
Undergraduate Admissions Tutor (Social Work) Katherine Graham A/C/016 01904 32 1205
Chair of the Board of Studies  Antonios Roumpakis A/C/224 01904 32 1298
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor (Social Work) Jennifer McNally A/C/213 01904 32 1233
Director of the Graduate School Charlie Lloyd A/C/211 01904 32 1912
Associate Dean (Research) Faculty of Social Sciences Yvonne Birks A/B/001a 01904 32 1328
Director of Online Programmes Enrico Reuter A/C/120 01904 32 1252
Knowledge Exchange and Impact Lead Peter Dwyer A/C/110 01904 32 1229
Chair of the Exceptional Circumstances Committee      Chair of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) Chris Holden A/C/218 01904 32 1254
Social Work Placements Coordinator Polly Sykes A/C/106 01904 32 1267
Fitness to Practice Chair Martin Webber A/C/004 01904 32 1203
PhD Admissions Tutor Christine Skinner A/C/109 01904 32 1251
Chair of the Ethics Committee  Mark Wilberforce A/B/029 01904 32 1297

Feedback & Complaints

Feedback on our courses

The Department invites students to provide feedback and suggestions in a number of ways: directly with the module leader, on end of module evaluation forms, or via the appropriate student representative to the Staff-Student Liaison Committee or Board of Studies. You can find out more about your student representatives and methods for providing feedback in your Programme site on the Yorkshare VLE.


The University outlines its complaints procedure online:

Informal complaints may be directed in the first instance to the relevant member of staff in the Department (section 4b of the procedures linked above). If you are unsure who to direct your complaint to, you can contact Department Reception or the relevant Department Deputy Head or Director. If it is not appropriate to contact that member of staff, you may raise your complaint in writing with the Head of Department

Formal complaints are handled centrally by the University (section 4c outlines the procedure).


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