UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Operations teams and staff

Here you will find information about the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology's Operations key staff, including contact details and areas of responsibility.

Team members and responsibilties 

Nick Burt

Finance and Research Manager

Tel: 020 7608 6802

  • Coordination and management of pre and post-award support
  • Institute’s central point of reference for research administration related enquiries
  • Provide financial administration authorisation for changes to grant budgets and for grant-funded staffing
  • First point of contact for finance-related queries in relation to core and other activities at the Institute
  • Intermediary contact for Institute team and Faculty finance team

Building Manager

Safety and Building Manager

Paul Hammond
Tel: 020 7612 6251

  • Building refurbishment & Estates project requests, including advising on capital investment projects
  • Health & Safety
  • Security, access & inductions for new staff
  • Sustainability

Emanuela Evangelisti

Communications Manager


  • Managing institute-wide communications, including website, social media, and news updates
  • Online content and publications 
  • Media and press enquiries
  • Filming and photography enquiries
  • Social media policy and guidelines
  • Working closely with UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences and UCL central communications/media teams

Avili Feese

Athena SWAN Project Manager

Tel: 020 7608 6986

  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion across the Institute, with a particular emphasis on gender equality
  • Develop and deliver Institute events, seminars and/or workshops relating to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Facilitate the Institute’s submission for the Athena SWAN Charter

Matt Hayes

Imaging Unit Manager

Tel: 020 7594 3105

Naheed Kanuga

Senior Laboratory Manager

Tel: 020 7608 6891

Lisa Andrews

Education Manager 


  • Manage Education Team in Postgraduate Taught administration and student life-cycle (including introduction of new programmes, admissions, induction, assessment) 
  • Postgradute Research administration and student life-cycle
  • Student support 
  • Advise on education policy for the Institute

Claire Roberts

Project Manager

Tel: 020 7608 6928

  • Responsible for co-ordinating the Research Themes' activities
  • Delivering institute-wide projects
  • First point of contact for data protection and ethics

Wing-Chau Tung

Institute Manager

Tel: 020 7608 6935

  • Support the Institute Director in implementing the institute’s strategy and policies
  • Lead the institute’s professional service operations
  • Manage the operational infrastructure of the Institute to support education, research, administration and other activities

Safiyyah Patel

HR Manager

Tel: 020 7608 6955

  • Provide advice and support to PIs and line managers on UCL HR policies and procedures
  • Manage job adverts and requests to central HR for contracts, changes to appointments and leavers
  • Advise on certificate of sponsorship applications

Director's EA

Executive Assistant to the Institute Director

Tel: 020 7608 6808

  • Manage Director’s diary and provide support for him
  • Administration for Institute Executive Committee and Deputy Directors
  • Support the Deputy Directors in relation to their roles 
  • Institute newsletter 
  • Some communications, including digital signage