UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering


Professional services

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Please note, most Professional services staff are based in the Chadwick Building, unless otherwise stated. 

IT Support

Information Technology

Abbey Spencer

Front Office Administration

Key responsibilities
  • Overseeing resources within the department.
  • Overseeing departmental events and catering. 
  • Contact for departmental visitors.
  • Overseeing departmental desks and keys allocation.
  • Departmental procurement and financial processing – purchase orders, sales and purchase invoices.
  • Authorised signatory for PO's group 1.

Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies
Postgraduate Research Manager

Key responsibilities 
  • Overall management of the PhD programme alongside the Departmental Graduate Tutor. Main duties include advising research students and their supervisors on UCL policy, the administration of departmental studentships and signposting to UCL support teams.

Mark Fairweather

Mark Fairweather
Departmental Administrator 

Key responsibilities 
  • Managing the administration of teaching and learning for the entire lifecycle of UG and PGT taught students (includes admissions, induction, course choices, exams and progression).
  • Teaching and Learning support for PGT students’ lifecycle (MScs in Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Management, Environmental Systems Engineering, Geospatial Sciences, Spatio-Temporal Analytics and Big Data Mining, Urban Railways, Banking and Digital Finance).
  • Secretary for the MSc Exam Board. 

Ewa Kedzierska

Senior Teaching and Learning Administrator (undergraduate) 
Ewa Kedzierska


Key responsibilities
  • Teaching and Learning support for UG students lifecycle, including timetabling, induction, coursework submission, engagement monitoring, student records and student communication. 
  • Teaching and Learning support for the Graduate Diploma in Civil Engineering. 
  • Administration for the Constructionarium field trip.  
  • Exam Liaison Officer for UG programmes.
  • Special examination arrangements.  

Rafid Mahdi

IFT Centre Manager

Key responsibilities
  • Responsible for planning and administration of key activities within the Institute of Finance and Technology, including teaching, HR and finance.

Kati Massey

Departmental Manager

Key responsibilities 
  • Responsible for managing the provision and efficient delivery of professional services within the department.
  • Particularly focusing on the strategic planning of teaching, staffing, financial management and the delivery of estates and space projects.

Julija Melesko

Julija Melesko
Senior Finance and Resources Manager

Key responsibilities 
  • Purchase orders, sales and purchase invoices, expense claims, internal transfers (IDT) and journals (IDJ).
  • Authorised signatory for POs up to £25,000 and all expense claims up to £2,500. 
  • Axiom transactions reports and general finance queries. 
  • Budgeting and forecasts for OpEx and OpInc.
  • CEGE Chart of Accounts including setting up new projects for Core and Other activities.

Duncan McAllister

Senior Staffing Officer
Duncan Paton


Key responsibilities 
  • Provide a comprehensive and effective HR service, facilitating smooth staffing management to all levels of staff within the department.
  • Provide advice to managers and academic staff on all aspects of UCL HR policies and procedures.
  • Manage the recruitment process, and the raising of contracts, changes to appointments and end of contracts. 
  • Provide advice and guidance to recruiting managers and newly appointed staff on establishing and demonstrating the right to work in the UK.
  • Assist in the identification of staff development/ training needs, and the implementation of staff development activities for all staff. 

Dr Barbara Pizzileo

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PEARL Strategic Partnerships Manager



Key responsibilities
  • Operational leadership for PEARL
  • Developing partnerships with universities, charities and industry

Pavlina Pyari

Senior Teaching and Learning Administrator
Pavlina Pyari


Key responsibilities
  • Teaching and Learning support for USAR MRes, MSc Transport and IDP students lifecycle including admissions, timetabling, induction, student records and student communication.
  • Engagement monitoring. 
  • Administration of Lampeter field trip.
  • USAR Exam Liaison Officer. 
  • Extenuating circumstances. 

Alasdair Tatam

Senior Research Officer

Key responsibilities 
  • Research grant applications, awards and management.
  • Worktribe costings and approvals.
  • Supporting the Director for Research in developing research activities.
  • Supporting the Director for Enterprise in developing Enterprise activities.

Communications enquiries                           

    Key responsibilities 
    • Communications and marketing provision for the department, including social media, news content creation and its distribution.
    • Website maintenance and development.
    • Organisation, delivery and advice relating to events and activities.
    • Alumni engagement.
    • GDPR, copyright and CMA compliance advice.

    Janette Yacoub

    PA to Prof Nick Tyler

    Key responsibilities 
    • PA duties for Head of Department.
    • PA duties for Prof Nick Tyler.
    • Secretary for Health, Environment and Safety Committee.
    • Secretary for CTS Academic Staff Committee.
    • Coordination of individual and group visits to Pamela Lab.

    Cerine Yudin

    IT Administrator

    Key responsibilities 
    • Full support of departmental IT systems and resources (IT equipment and software procurement and customisation, local network and firewall administration, user desktop support, etc.). 
    • Back-up support of centrally-provided IT resources (email, printers, teaching clusters, research computing, etc.).

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    Please note, most Technical staff are based in the Chadwick Building, unless otherwise stated.

    Leslie Ansdell

    Les Ansdell
    General Workshop / Laboratory Technician

    Dr Derrick Boampong

    Derrick Boampong
    Laboratory Manager

    Ben Boorman

    Workshop / Laboratory Support Technician

    Dr Melisa Canales

    Research Technician
    Melisa Canales

    Warren Gaynor

    Deputy Technical Resource Manager
    Warren Gaynor

    Keith Harvey

    Departmental Safety Officer 
    Keith Harvey

    Leslie Irwin

    Les Irwin
    Research and Teaching Support Technician

    Nikolaos Papadosifos

    Nikolaos Papadosifos
    Scientific Research Technician

    Faiszarn Riaz 

    Apprentice Mechanical Workshop Technician

    Dr Shi Shi

    Technical Officer in Materials
    Shi Shi

    Dr Utku Solpuker

    Utku Solpuker
    Laboratory Technician 

    Dr Tatsuto Suzuki

    Laboratory Technician

    Matthew Wilkinson

    Mechanical Workshop Technician
    Matthew Wilkinson

    Dr Judith Zhou

    Judith Zhou
    Environmental Laboratories Manager / Departmental Chemical Protection Officer 

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