The Online Team

We have a dedicated team of experienced staff teaching and supporting the online programmes within the department.

This page is a list of our staff, together with a link to their individual profiles.  For further details of our recent research and publications please click here and also read our blog.

Dr Kevin Caraher

Dr Kevin Caraher 


Programme Director, Online MA in Social and Public Policy (SPP) 

Examinations Officer for SPSW Department 

  • Comparative social policy
  • Pensions policy in East and Southeast Asia
  • Political economy of welfare states
 Jane Lund

Jane Lund

Tutor and eLearning Manager 
  • Online learning communities
  • Information age and policy
 Enrico Reuter

Dr Enrico Reuter 


Programme Director, Online MA in Public Policy and Management (PPM) 

Chair of the Board of Studies for SPSW Department

  • Politics of social policy
  • Public service reform
  • Social exclusion and vulnerability
Ellen Roberts

Professor Ellen Roberts

Professor (Teaching and Scholarship)

Director of Online Programmes

Programme Director, Masters of Public Administration (MPA

Chair, University Distance Learning Forum

  • Public management
  • Management of change
  • Organisational learning
  • Project management
 Helen Smith

Helen Chan

+44 (0)1904 32 1273

Programme Manager
  • Student admissions and support throughout study period
 Helen Story-Samuels

Helen Story

+44 (0)1904 32 1228

Student Support Administrator - Admissions and Online
  • Student support throughout study period