Contact our staff

View staff by surname using the following links:

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Chris Adams

Teaching Fellow (Specific Learning Differences Support) 
Email: c.adams1@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212 (Reception) 
I am the Specific Learning Difficulties/Differences (SpLD) tutor at the LLC. My role involves identifying and supporting learners who are indicating signs of a potential SpLD, such as Dyslexia. View Chris Adams' profile page.

Sitara Akram

Lifelong Learning Centre Manager
Email: s.akram@leeds.ac.uk
I lead the strategic development of support services for mature undergraduate students. I hold responsibility for developing high quality services including the front desk, pastoral support, student experience activity and partnership work with faculties at Leeds. View Sitara Akram's profile page.

Kate Barley

Student Education Officer (Assessments and Exams)
Email: k.h.barley@leeds.ac.uk 
Phone: 0113 343 3215
I am responsible for the administration of assessments, exam results and exam boards. View Kate Barley's profile page.

Catherine Bates

Programme Manager (BA Professional Studies)
Email: c.v.bates@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 0573

Jo Bates

Programme Manager (Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship)
Email: j.bates@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 6767

Helen Bowman

Academic Skills Development Manager and Academic Integrity Lead 
Email: h.bowman@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 4698 
I manage the Academic Skills Team at the Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC). We provide skills support to all LLC students as well as mature and part-time undergraduates across the University of Leeds. View Helen Bowman's profile page.

Beverley Brealey

Student Education Service Assistant
Email: b.brealey@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 8760
I am a member of the Student Education Services team and administrate the Interdisciplinary Studies with Preparation for Higher Education (PHE), Child and Family Studies, Learning and Teaching and SEND programmes. View Beverley Brealey's profile page.

Rachael Butler

Assistant  Student Education Service Manager
Email: r.butler@leeds.ac.uk
As Assistant Student Education Service Manager, I assist in managing the effective delivery of admissions, student support, exams and assessment, quality assurance and programme support. View Rachael Butler's profile page.

Lynne Cade

Programme Leader (PHE)
Email: e.a.cade@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 9415

Joel Capener

Teaching Fellow (Business Management)
Email: j.m.capener@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 7897

Nadine Cavigioli

Tutor
Email: n.m.cavigioli@leeds.ac.uk
I am an academic and personal tutor for both the Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching and BA Learning and Teaching courses and support the Learning and Teaching Programme Manager in relation to admissions, programme development and student support. View Nadine Cavigioli's profile page.

Fiona Chapel

Development Officer
Email: f.chapel@leeds.ac.uk
Tel: 0113 343 3213
As a Development Officer within the Lifelong Learning Centre's Communities and Partnerships team, I work with adults from communities where HE is not the norm. Our community engagement activities include information giving and informal learning sessions using critical adult education perspectives. View Fiona Chapel's profile page.

Maria Charalampous

Biology Tutor
Email: m.charalampous@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212
I am a Biology Tutor for the International Foundation Year. 

Harriet Charles

Student Experience Assistant
Phone: 0113 343 3212
I mainly work on our welcome desk, supporting pre-entry and current students with a wide range of queries. If you are unsure of who to contact, I could help to navigate your query. I look forward to hearing from you and supporting you on your journey. View Harriet Charles' profile page.

Becky Cherriman

Teaching Fellow in Professional Studies
Email: b.a.cherriman@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 3433212
I am a part-time Teaching Fellow on the LLC Professional Studies BA and a part-time freelance writer and performer. My responsibilities include co-leading and teaching on the Creative Writing pathway and leading the Using Stories to Develop Learning module. View Becky Cherriman's profile page.

Amy Cilia La Corte

Teaching Fellow (Biology)
Email: a.l.cilialacorte@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 0411  
I am the module lead for the Anatomy and Physiology modules for the Healthcare Apprenticeship programmes at the Lifelong Learning Centre. I also lead on a Foundational Life Sciences module for the Gateway to Medicine programme delivered by the School of Medicine. View Amy Cilia La Corte's profile page.

John Clark

Part-Time Tutor (Child and Family Studies)
Email: lifjmc@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212

Anita Collins

Programme Manager, Learning and Teaching/Learning and Teaching (SEND)
Email: a.f.collins@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 9426
Programme Manager for our Learning and Teaching programmes, including SEND pathways. My background is in English language and literacy and SEND teaching and teacher training. View Anita Collins' profile page.

Laura Conroy

Student Success Officer 
Email: l.conroy@leeds.ac.uk
My work is focused around Student Success, among students from a wide range of backgrounds. I utilise data to improve outcomes for retention, attainment and progression and I work with staff across the centre to implement interventions to help students succeed. View Laura Conroy’s profile page.

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Richard de Blacquiere-Clarkson

Blended Learning Developer
Email: r.clarkson1@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212
I lead the development of digital pedagogy within the Lifelong Learning Centre, including online and technology enhanced learning. View Richard de Blacquiere-Clarkson's profile page.

Paul Devlin

Student Support Officer
Email: p.devlin@leeds.ac.uk
As Student Support Officer, I provide pastoral/wellbeing support for Lifelong Learning Centre students as well as mature students across the University. I also support students with disabilities, long-term medical conditions and specific learning difficulties. View Paul Devlin's profile page.

Gary Dickinson

Teaching Fellow (Maths)
Email: g.dickinson@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 2862

Dr Katy L. Dobson

Programme Manager (Science) 
Email: K.L.Dobson@Leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 3436775 
I support students throughout their Science Foundation Year with the Lifelong Learning Centre. I manage the science team and am responsible for all aspects of programme development, quality of teaching and learning, student support and recruitment. I also teach mathematics on the Science Foundation programmes. View Katy Dobson's profile page.

Mandy Driffield

Programme Manager, Foundation Degrees in Healthcare Apprenticeships
Email: a.j.driffield@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 6791 
I developed and recruited to a new Foundation Degree in Healthcare for Assistant Practitioners which was further developed into the first higher apprenticeship for the University of Leeds. View Mandy Driffield's profile page.

Samantha Earl

Student Success and Adult Numeracy Skills Teaching Fellow
Email: s.earl@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 2862
My role involves teaching and supporting pre-entry numeracy and mathematics. I also offer pre-university level mathematics support to all LLC students and mature students from other schools/faculties.
View Samantha Earl's profile page.

Denise Edmunds

Employability and Guidance Officer
Email: d.edmunds@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3244
As a fully qualified careers adviser, I offer confidential and impartial guidance to anyone considering higher education or thinking about their career options following graduation. I also offer employability support, advising on job applications and CVs and helping students prepare for interview. View Denise Edmunds' profile page.

Greg Elliott

Communities and Partnerships Assistant
Email: g.l.elliott@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 1770
As part of my role providing administrative support to Lifelong Learning Centre outreach activity, I am a first point of contact for our pre-entry guidance service, JumpStart course and a rolling series of taster sessions and open events for potential mature students. View Greg Elliott's profile page.

Katarzyna Fleming

Tutor in Child and Family Studies 
Email: K.Fleming1@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212
I teach on the Child and Family Studies course in Lifelong Learning Centre. My part-time doctoral research in special needs and/or disability (SEND) was initiated by 13-years professional practice in special schools. Read Katarzyna Fleming's profile page.

Linda Forbes

Teaching Fellow in Chemistry 
Email: L.J.Forbes@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212
My interests are in building practical skills while studying science, supporting students to achieve their goals and making science accessible. View Linda Forbes' profile page.

Lindsey Fraser

Interim Director of the Lifelong Learning Centre
Email: l.fraser@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3219
My responsibilities as Interim Director include developing the vision and strategic direction for the Lifelong Learning Centre, and the planning, co-ordination and development of its academic delivery and support functions. My community adult education background is a key influence on my theory and practice. Recent research writing includes exploring the impact of adult community outreach on access to higher education. View Lindsey Fraser's profile page.

Tracey Gallagher

Student Education Service Manager
Email: t.wilman@leeds.ac.uk
As Student Education Service Manager, I am responsible for managing the effective delivery of admissions, student support, exams and assessment, quality assurance and programme support. View Tracey Gallagher's profile page.      

Olivia Garvey

Development Officer
Email: o.garvey@leeds.ac.uk
As Development Officer in the Communities and Partnerships team, I coordinate visits and study support sessions, subject tasters and an annual summer school for adults studying at Level 2 and 3 in college/community education. View Olivia Garvey's profile page.               

Sally Gibbs

Part-Time Tutor (Learning and Teaching)
Email: s.e.gibbs@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212

David Gilding

Programme Manager Business Management
Email: d.gilding@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 1577 
My role involves managing the part-time Business Management and Leadership and the full-time Business Studies with Foundation Year programmes. View David Gilding's profile page.

Sean Gregory

Part-Time Tutor
Email: s.gregory@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212

Vivienne Griggs

Deputy Director (Student Education)
Email: v.m.griggs@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 7893

Jane Hanna

Student Education Service Officer (QA and Programme Support)
Email: j.a.hanna@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 7446
I provide administrative support for a number of the department’s formal committees and the work of our Academic Integrity Officer, as well as support within the department for the University’s QA processes. I am also responsible for examinations, timetabling and our module and programme catalogues. View Jane Hanna's profile page.

Serena Hayward Smith

Student Education Assistant 
Email: s.l.haywardsmith@leeds.ac.uk
I administrate our BSc Business Management and BSc Business Studies with Foundation Year programmes, assisting with recruitment and admissions, maintaining accurate records and acting as a point of contact for students. View Serena Hayward Smith's profile page.  

Mohammed Hussain

Advice and Guidance Officer 
Email: m.a.hussain@leeds.ac.uk
I am responsible for the leadership and effective delivery of the Lifelong Learning Centre’s pre-entry information, advice and guidance service. The service offers free, impartial one-to-one appointments to individuals from widening participation backgrounds. View Mohammed Hussain's profile page.

Lauren Huxley

Student Experience Officer 
Email: L.R.Huxley@leeds.ac.uk
My role is to ensure that students studying with the Lifelong Learning Centre and mature students from across the University are having an excellent experience. I organise events and workshops for students throughout the year and also support our Student Reps. View Lauren Huxley's profile page.

David Ibitson

Teaching Fellow (Arts and Humanities)
Email: d.a.ibitson@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 7397 
I lecture and lead seminars and workshops for the modules: Modernity and Post-Modernity; Image, Music and Text; and The Renaissance. I also contribute sessions to our JumpStart course. View David Ibitson's profile page.

Sajda Khan

Part-Time Tutor in Women in Islam
Email: S.N.Khan@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212

Louise Kilburn

Teaching Fellow (Business Management)
Email: l.h.kilburn@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 7870

Brian Lavery

Part-Time Tutor (Travel and Journalistic Writing)
Email: b.lavery1@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212 
I am a Scottish author living in Hull and I lecture in creative writing and journalism at the Lifelong Learning Centre. View Brian Lavery's profile page.

Johan Laws

Finance Assistant
Email: j.laws@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3352
I am responsible for the co-ordination of the day to day finances of the Lifelong Learning Centre including checking fees, expenses, timesheets and invoices. I also provide administrative support. Please note – I do not deal with student finance. Please contact our Student Support Officer, Paul Devlin for student finance queries. View Johan Laws' profile page.

John Lees

External Liaison Officer
Email: j.lees1@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 7942
I work in partnership with organisations and regional colleges to widen participation amongst adults and support learners make the transition to Higher Education study. View John Lees' profile page.

Michelle Lotherington

Senior Admissions Officer
Email: m.lotherington@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 7891
I am a member of the Student Education Service team and I am responsible for delivering the admissions function within the Lifelong Learning Centre. I am also responsible for the administration of the LLC's KickStart programme and Alternative Entry Scheme. View Michelle Lotherington's profile page.

Nathan Loynes

Programme Manager (Child and Family Studies)
Email: n.loynes@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 7473

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Juliana Manso

Chemistry Tutor
Email: J.MansoDeOliveiraSilva@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212 
I am a Chemistry Tutor and I have been responsible for tutoring the Module Industrial Chemistry in the 21st Century since the beginning of 2021. View Juliana Manso's profile page.

Rosa Mas Giralt

Deputy Programme Manager (BA Professional Studies)
Email: r.masgiralt@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 1113
I contribute to the promotion, development and delivery of the BA Professional Studies programme. I am responsible for the research strand of the programme, and I lead, teach and supervise for the modules Introduction to Research and Ethics, Planning and Developing a Research Project and Dissertation/Project. View Rosa Mas Giralt's profile page.

Lisa Matera

Teaching Fellow, Professional Studies
Email: l.m.matera@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212
I’m part of the Professional Studies team in the Lifelong Learning Centre. I lead the Creative Interventions in the City and Health and Society modules. My responsibilities include personal tutoring, supporting research modules and dissertation supervision. View Lisa Matera's profile page.

Bob McMaster

Deputy Programme Manager (Foundation Degrees in Healthcare)
Email: r.mcmaster@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 5324

Sue Mills

Part-Time Tutor in Child and Family Studies
Email: s.e.mills@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212
I'm responsible for the module: Working Effectively with Children and Families where there is Change and Conflict. I also supervise BA dissertation students. View Sue Mills' profile page.

Jane Montague

Part-Time Tutor in People in Society
Email: J.Montague@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 5324

Saad Mufti

Impact, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 
Email: s.mufti@leeds.ac.uk
I support the Lifelong Learning Centre to assess the impact of its work in widening participation and student success, which involves data analysis for the reporting of key metrics for internal monitoring, planning, and statutory purposes. View Saad Mufti's profile page.

Kat Munn

Teaching Fellow in Academic Skills Development
Email: k.munn@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 7874 
I have developed and deliver our Kickstart programme, which is a pre-entry skills course that aims to help our prospective students prepare for their course by refreshing or introducing key study skills. View Kat Munn's profile page.

Madeleine Newman

Programme Leader, Arts and Humanities Foundation Year 
Email: m.c.newman@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 6766 
I support students across their foundation year studies and contribute to module teaching. View Madeleine Newman's profile page.

Dr Cath Nichols

Tutor in Creative Writing 
Email: c.s.nichols@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212
I have a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and specialise in poetry, radio drama and children’s fiction. View Dr Cath Nichols' profile page.

Kathryn O'Donnell-Hick

Part-Time Tutor in Mental Health 
Email: k.o'donnell-hick@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212
I am a part-time tutor in Mental Health at the Lifelong Learning Centre. I teach apprentices on the Nursing Associate Foundation Degree and Healthcare for Assistant Practitioners Foundation Degree. View Kathryn O'Donnell-Hick's profile page.

Stuart Petch

Student Experience Assistant 
Email: s.n.petch@leeds.ac.uk
I am a member of the front-desk Welcome Team in the Lifelong Learning Centre, welcoming visitors and responding to enquiries. View Stuart Petch's profile page.

Andy Richardson

Programme Manager (Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship)
Email: a.x.richardson@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 2860
I am the programme manager responsible for development and delivery of the Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA). View Andy Richardson's profile page. View Andy Richardson's profile page.

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Dr Paul Smith

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships Manager 
Email: p.j.smith@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212
I provide strategic leadership for degree apprenticeships delivered by the Lifelong Learning Centre and my role covers partnerships with key stakeholders, project management ensuring effective management of change, business development and quality assurance. I am also responsible for making sure the Lifelong Learning Centre is at the forefront of policy developments. View Paul Smith's profile page.

Marsha Stankler

Student Education Service Assistant (Apprenticeships)
Email: m.n.stankler@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 4851
I am a member of the Student Education Service team with responsibility for administrating our Apprenticeship Degree programmes. View Marsha Stankler's profile page.

Claire Struthers

Deputy Programme Manager (Business Management) 
Email: C.Y.Struthers@leeds.ac.uk 
Phone: 0113 343 2690  
I am a teaching fellow in the Lifelong Learning Centre and I support with programme development, quality of teaching and learning, student support and recruiting students to full-time and part-time courses in Business. View Claire Struthers' profile page.

Marie Suggitt

Part-Time Tutor (PHE)
Email: m.suggitt@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 3212

Rebecca Thorley

Deputy Programme Manager (Child and Family Studies)
Email: r.thorley@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 7548

Jon Towlson

Part-Time Lecturer in Creative Writing
Email: j.towlson@leeds.ac.uk
I am a part-time lecturer in creative writing, currently teaching modules in scriptwriting, professional studies and writing science fiction, fantasy and horror. View Jon Towlson's profile page.

Dr Gary Walker

Teaching Fellow, Child and Family Studies 
Email: G.D.Walker1@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 9434 
I provide teaching and student support across the Child and Family Studies Foundation Degree and the BA. My publications include international journal articles and textbooks. View Gary Walker's profile page.

Rachel Walls

Teaching Fellow in Academic Skills Development
Email: r.e.walls@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 1055 
I support University of Leeds mature or part-time undergraduates and Lifelong Learning Centre students with academic skills development, through workshops and one-to-one appointments. I am a personal tutor and module lead for BA Professional Studies and supervise dissertations involving textual analysis. View Rachel Walls' profile page.

Jenni Whitfield

Adult Learners Officer
Email: j.l.whitfield@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 7054
I am responsible for the planning and delivery of public engagement events, taster days and widening participation activity. I also provide oversight and ensure the continual improvement of all systems and procedures that support the delivery of quality outreach work. View Jenni Whitfield's profile page.

Judy Young

PA to the Senior Management Team
Email: j.a.young@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 7892
I provide administrative support, including diary management, to the Director and other Senior Management Team members. I am involved in the day to day administration of the centre, particularly in areas of work including HR, H&S, Estates and IT administration. View Judy Young's profile page.

Kelly Zarins-Brown

Part-Time Tutor (BA Professional Studies and Foundation Degree in Learning and Teaching)
Email: k.zarins@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 1113

Dr George Zifkos

Teaching Fellow in Economics and Business Management  
Email: G.Zifkos@leeds.ac.uk
I am an economist, creative practitioner and researcher specialising in the area of cultural and creative economy. View George Zifkos' profile page.