Academic Services Staff

The following list provides a brief overview of the roles and responsibilities of each staff member within the department. Use the arrows to display further information on each role.

Director of Academic Services: Derfel Owen

  • Manages the Academic Services Department across the full range of its work
  • Secretary to Academic Board, Academic Committee, Audit Committee, Ethics Committee, Ethical Investment Review Committee and Estates Management Committee
  • UCL’s point of contact with the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
  • Member of the SRS Management Team

Email: d.owen@ucl.ac.uk


Academic Programmes and Regulations Manager: Irenie Morley

  • Maintenance of the Academic Regulations
  • Approval of new degree programmes and constituent modules
  • Register of Collaborative Agreements
  • Scrutiny of External Examiner’s reports
  • Secretary to the Programme and Module Approval Steering Group
  • Secretary to various working groups and Internal Quality Review (IQR) teams

Email: i.morley@ucl.ac.uk

Quality Assurance Officer: Keir Bonnar

  • Supports the Academic Programmes and Regulations Manager in all of the above areas
  • Secretary to various working groups and IQR teams

Email: k.bonnar@ucl.ac.uk


Quality Assurance Manager: Sandra Hinton

  • Internal academic quality management and enhancement policies and processes, including IQR, annual monitoring and programme review
  • External quality management and enhancement issues, including QAA-related initiatives and developments
  • Maintenance of the Academic Manual (UCL’s ‘quality handbook’)
  • Secretary to Education Committee, Quality Management and Enhancement Committee, and the IQR Panel
  • Secretary to various working groups and IQR teams

Email: s.hinton@ucl.ac.uk

Quality Assurance Co-ordinator: Rob Traynor

  • Supports the Quality Assurance Manager in all of the above areas
  • Co-ordination of the National Student Survey (NSS)
  • Secretary to the Joint Staff Student Committee
  • Secretary to various working groups and IQR teams

Email: r.traynor@ucl.ac.uk


Academic Support Officer (and Acting Secretary to Council): Nick McGhee

  • Advising faculties and departments on the regulations and procedures relating to the appointment of Chairs and Readerships
  • As Acting Secretary to Council, supporting the work of Council
  • Secretary to Finance Committee
  • Secretary to Chair/Reader selection committees
  • Secretary to various working groups and IQR teams

Email: n.mcghee@ucl.ac.uk

Governance Support Officer: Nafisa Wagley

  • Supports the Academic Support Officer (and Acting Secretary to Council) in all of the above areas
  • Secretary to various working groups and IQR teams
  • Secretary to Chadwick Trust
  • Administrative support to Chair/Reader selection committees

Email: n.wagley@ucl.ac.uk


Academic Support Officer (and Committee Operations Co-ordinator): Gary Hawes

  • Operation of UCL’s system of formal committees
  • Secretary to Honorary Degrees and Fellowships Committee, Human Resources Policy Committee, Library Committee, Remuneration and Strategy Committee, Research Degrees Committee and Student Recruitment and Admissions Committee
  • Ramsay Memorial Trust
  • Research misconduct panels
  • Secretary to Chair/Reader selection committees
  • Secretary to various working groups and IQR teams

Email: g.hawes@ucl.ac.uk


Academic Support Officer (and Research Governance Co-ordinator): Rachel Port

  • Supports implementation of research governance framework
  • Research misconduct panels
  • Maintenance of the UCL committee web pages
  • Secretary to Equalities and Diversity Committee and Research Governance Committee
  • Secretary to Chair/Reader selection committees
  • Secretary to various working groups and IQR teams

Email: r.port@ucl.ac.uk


Academic Support Officer (and Administrative Co-ordinator): vacancy

  • Administrative support to the Director
  • Internal departmental administration, including facilities, financial transactions and accommodation
  • Updating of the Academic Manual
  • Secretary to Chair/Reader selection committees
  • Secretary to various working groups and IQR teams

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Academic Support Officer and Executive Assistant: Helen Dougal



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