School of Health in Social Science

School governance

Information about the various roles across the school and their responsibility.

The Head of School is formally responsible to the Head of College and, through her or him, to the Principal, and through her or him, to the University Court, for the academic leadership and management of the School. The Head of School is supported in the leadership and management of the School by a variety of role-holders and committees to whom responsibilities are devolved.

School Roles


Role Holder School Committees
Head of School Matthias Schwannauer School Management, Promotions
Head of Clinical Psychology David Gillanders School Management
Head of Nursing Studies Aisha Holloway School Management
Head of Counselling and Psychotherapy Seamus Prior School Management
Director of Learning and Teaching Emily Taylor School Management, Board of Studies, Learning & Teaching Strategy
Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange Ruth Jepson School Management, Research & Knowledge Exchange, Research Ethics
Deputy Director of Research, Knowledge, Exchange & Impact Vacant  
Director of Postgraduate Research Vacant Research & Knowledge Exchange, Learning and Teaching Strategy
PGR Coordinator Vacant  
School Lead for Technology Enhanced Learning Charles Marley  
Director of Quality Elaine Haycock-Stuart Learning and Teaching Strategy
Research Ethics Coordinator Vacant Research & Knowledge Exchange -Research Ethics-
Promotions Committee Representative Vacant Promotions
Programme Director for Staff Learning & Teaching Development Mark Hoelterhoff  
Academic Misconduct Officer Lorena Georgiadou  
Library Coordinator Vacant  
Coordinator of Adjustments Joanna Alexjuk  
Senior Tutor Karen Goodall  
Equality & Diversity Coordinator Rosie Stenhouse  

Subject area leads


Clinical Psychology

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Nursing Studies
Learning & Teaching Lead Susannah Johnson                Alette Willis Rosie Stenhouse


Vacant Alette Willis Susanne Kean
Research Lead Helen Sharpe Jonathan Wyatt     

Aisha Holloway

Ethics & Integrity Lead Clara Calia

Fiona Murray & Lorena Georgiadou

Julie Watson, Ruth Jepson & Colin Chandler

Communications & Marketing Rep Monja Knoll Vacant Vacant