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Meet the Student Support and Wellbeing team

Student Support and Wellbeing comprises a diverse group of experienced staff dedicated to supporting students throughout their time at UCL.

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For general enquiries, please get in touch with us through askUCL, our student enquiries system.

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Leadership team

Denise Long

Denise Long

Director of Student Support and Wellbeing

Barry Keane

Dr Barry Keane

Deputy Director of Student Support and Wellbeing (Student Psychological and Counselling Services) and Psychodynamic and CBT Therapist

Mitesh Vagadia

Mitesh Vagadia

Deputy Director of Student Support and Wellbeing (Acting) and Hall Warden

Chilima Sianyeuka

Chilima Sianyeuka

Head of Student Support and Wellbeing (Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing)

Louise Grimmett

Louise Grimmett

Head of Student Support and Wellbeing (Inclusion & Disability) (Parental Leave)

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Fiona Kolontari

Head of Student Support and Wellbeing (Inclusion & Disability) (Maternity Cover)

Sonia Greenidge

Dr Sonia Greenidge

Head of Service (Student Psychological and Counselling Services) and CBT Therapist

Eloise McWilliam

Eloise McDay

Head of Student Support and Wellbeing (Development, Campaigns and Projects) (Acting)

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Catriona Hanks

Head of Study Abroad and International Student Support

Kate Jones

Kate Jones

Head of Student Enquiries Management and Senior Business Lead

Finola Gibson

Finola Gibson 

Head of Student Support and Wellbeing (Service Excellence)

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Adam Waddingham

Head of Student Support and Wellbeing (Strategy, Governance, and Projects)


Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing (DMHW) team

Contact the team using askUCL

Responsibilities

  • Delivers non-therapeutic face-to-face support and advice, enabling students to thrive through drop-ins and appointments.
  • Oversees implementation of reasonable adjustments, including mental health mentoring and study skills tutoring for students with specific learning difficulties.
  • Manages return to study and Student of Concern processes. 

Jacqueline

Jacqueline Mallon

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager (Mental Health and Wellbeing)

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Marta Skrzypiec

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager (Mental Health and Wellbeing)

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Jasper Hardcastle

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager (Mental Health and Wellbeing)

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Soukaina Amira

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager (Mental Health and Wellbeing)

Paula Broome

Paula Broome 

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager (Mental Health and Wellbeing)

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Stacey Korsbrek

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager (Disability & Specific Learning Differences)

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Belinda Bains

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

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Seema Walker

Student Support and Wellbeing Coordinator

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Vanessa K

Student Support and Wellbeing Coordinator

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Martin Hamilton

Student Support and Wellbeing Coordinator

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Analayah Reid

Student Support and Wellbeing Coordinator

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Declan Cumberlidge-Myford

Student Support and Wellbeing Coordinator

Lucy Smith

Lucy Smith

Specific Learning Differences Coordinator

Floyd

Floyd Waithaka Karomba

Mental Health Coordinator 

Alexandra Eleni

Alex Eneli

Mental Health Coordinator

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Ken Cheung

Mental Health Coordinator 

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Stephanie Pena Garcia

Mental Health Coordinator 

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Sabrina Choi

Mental Health Coordinator 

Andrea

Andrea Almeida Sanchez

Mental Health Coordinator

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Sharisse Hosein

Mental Health Coordinator 

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Jadwiga Poprawska-John

Mental Health Coordinator

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Anne Boateng

Mental Health Coordinator

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Louisa Kyeremateng

Mental Health Coordinator

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Samantha Odinga

Wellbeing Adviser

Saeed Zeydabadi-Najad

Dr Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad

Disability Adviser

Cameron Smillie

Cameron Smillie

Disability Adviser

Maria

Maria Aliu

Disability Adviser (on Parental Leave)

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Amy Pilcher

Disability Adviser (Maternity Cover)

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Sam Keyes

Disability Adviser

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Atya Ashraf

Disability Adviser

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Fozya Asad

Disability Adviser

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Grayce Pereira

Disability Adviser

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Jack Carmenta

Disability Adviser

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Nnema Onwuemezi

Disability Adviser

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Jessica Huber

Disability Adviser

Hannah

Hannah Tracey

Specific Learning Difficulties Study Skills Tutor

Monica Pellegrini

Monica Pellegrini

Specific Learning Difficulties Study Skills Tutor

Emily

Emily Smith 

Mental Health Mentor

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Anna Batcheler 

Mental Health Mentor

Charlotte Vaughan

Charlotte Vaughan

Mental Health Mentor

Sue

Sue Beecraft

Mental Health Mentor

nadia

Nadia Drews

Mental Health Mentor

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Selorm Kwawukume

Administrator

Cecilia Mok

Cecilia Mok 

Administrator

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Megan Driscoll

Administrator

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Thomas Tsichtis

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

 

 


Student Psychological and Counselling Services (SPCS) team

Email: spcs-info@ucl.ac.uk

Responsibilities

  • Delivers therapeutic support through counselling (cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic counselling).
  • Offers psychiatric consultation and group workshops. 

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Gopi Nandagopal

Senior Executive Officer

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Valentina Arnold

Senior Executive Officer

Maxine

Maxine Wilson

Senior Executive Officer

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Vacant

Mental Health Coordinator

Charlotte Feinmann

Dr Charlotte Feinmann

Consultant Psychiatrist

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Vacant

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

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Dr Dashnye Daloye

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

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Dr Tarynne Quirk

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Rachel Euba

Rachel Euba

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Zoi Kontakou

Zoi Kontakou

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

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Dr Jacob Maunders

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Liane Thakur

Liane Thakur

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

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Dr Kate Joseph

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

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Jamie Gething

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

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Farhana Moussa

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

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Sophia-Mando Meleagrou 

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

Isabelle Hans

Isabelle Hans

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

Fotini Roberts

Fotini Roberts

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

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Alloyla Morrison

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chaplaincy and Interfaith Advice team

Chaplain and Interfaith Adviser email: chaplaincy@ucl.ac.uk

Catholic Chaplain: o.raw@ucl.ac.uk

Responsibilities

  • Delivers pastoral support and advice around religious or faith concerns.

UCL Chaplain Reid Humble

Rev. Reid Humble

Chaplain and Interfaith Adviser 

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Olivia Coningham-Rolls

Catholic Chaplain

 


Study Abroad and International Student Support team 

Contact the team using askUCL 

Responsibilities

  • Manages outgoing international student mobility for undergraduates, including through Erasmus.
  • Manages short-term international student mobility opportunities.
  • Supports UCL students while studying abroad.
  • Supports incoming international students to adjust to life in the UK.

Clare

Clare Herbert

Study Abroad Manager

Chris

Chris Bromley

International Student Support Coordinator (Acting)

Leanne Yu

Leanne Yu

Global Experience Coordinator

Charlotte Odell

Charlotte Pike

International Partnerships Coordinator (on Parental Leave)

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Sam Evans

International Partnerships Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Aisling Towl

Aisling Towl

Exchange Partnerships Assistant

Hollie Haigh

Hollie Haigh

Study Abroad Coordinator

Cat Wallace

Cat Wallace

European Programmes Coordinator

Estelle Cossin

Estelle Cossin

European Partnerships and Projects Coordinator

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Vacant

Study Abroad Adviser

 

 


Student Enquiries Centre team

Contact the team using askUCL 

Responsibilities

  • Delivers face-to-face administrative and enquiry support out of the Student Enquiries Centre.
  • Manages the askUCL student enquiries system.

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Kerry Bivand

Operations Manager (Student Enquiries)

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Liz Eden

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager (Student Enquiries)

Teagan Hale

Teagan Hale

Student Centre Coordinator (Student Enquiries)

Darren Watts

Darren Watts

Student Centre Coordinator (Student Enquiries)

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Aki Nakano

Student Centre Coordinator (Student Enquiries)

Mira SEC

Mira Osseiran

Student Centre Officer

Greg Butler

Greg Butler

Student Centre Officer

Ameena Qureshi

Ameena Qureshi

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Stuart

Stuart Andrews

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Louise Bone

Louise Bone

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Natasha Fedorson

Natasha Fedorson

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Student Centre Officer Jacob Hatcher

Jacob Hatcher

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Emily Vitoria

Emily Vitoria

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

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Stephanie Pavlick

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

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Anna Slivjancuka 

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

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Ibrahim Ali

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

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Flora Day

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

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Maryan Hassan

Specialist Housing Caseworker Manager

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Banesa Fory

Specialist Housing Caseworker

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Georgia Mantle

Specialist Housing Caseworker

 

 

 

 


SSW Product team

Responsibilities 

  • Manages the delivery and development of askUCL, RegisterUCL and SPCS systems.
  • Driven by the vision to capture a holistic student view through a single point of entry.
  • Continue supporting students across UCL.
  • Deliver UKVI complaint recording and reporting attendance via RegisterUCL.

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Gearoid Garvey

Agile Delivery Manager

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Humza Khan

Analyst Developer

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Eddie Perez

Analyst Developer

Angela Tran

Angela Tran

Product Delivery Officer

Kieron Woolley

Kieron Woolley

Change Manager

Bryte Amponsah

Bryte Amponsah

Change Manager

Mohamed Omar

Mohamed Omar Ahmed

Change Management Support Officer

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Thayaan Srisathialingam

Business Analyst

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Vacant

Change Management Support Officer


Business Partners

Email: ssw-businesspartners@ucl.ac.uk (staff only)

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting colleagues with complex student cases to ensure students receive holistic and well-coordinated support.
  • Support and advise about the enactment of student Summary of Reasonable Adjustment (SoRA) documents.
  • Promoting SSW services and ensuring colleagues have an excellent understanding of how best to signpost or refer students to these services.
  • Providing information on key SSW developments, initiatives, and changes.
  • Identifying local training needs in relation to students support and helping to implement appropriate solutions.

Rob Clarke

Robert Clarke

Business Partner for the Built Environment (Bartlett) and Engineering Sciences

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Karen Thomas

Business Partner for Brain Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences and Population Health Sciences

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Jonathan Doone

Business Partner for the Institute of Education and Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Katie Baillie

Katie Baillie

Business Partner for Social and Historical Sciences

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Giovanna Amorosi

Business Partner for UCL East

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Laura Smith

Business Partner for Arts and Humanities and Laws


Development, Campaigns and Projects team

Email: ssw-comms@ucl.ac.uk

Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the overall Student Support and Wellbeing (SSW) service by promoting services, events and campaigns.
  • Ensures all UCL students benefit from a rich and diverse range of extracurricular and wellbeing services and experiences which build their sense of community and support positive mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
  • Manages SSW’s online information and resources.
  • Promotes awareness of SSW’s support services and healthy lifestyles.
  • Manages partnerships with external organisations.
  • Delivers continuous improvement projects.
  • Leads enhanced coordination of student inductions across UCL.
  • Leads support in halls of residence through Wardens and Student Residence Advisers (SRAs).

Emma Hughes

Emma Hughes

Student Support and Wellbeing Coordinator (Development, Campaigns and Projects)

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Helen Jenkins

Student Support and Wellbeing Coordinator (Development, Campaigns and Projects)

Linda Taschenberger

Linda Taschenberger

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser (on Parental Leave)

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Poppy Gilgunn

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser (Peer-led projects)

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Stephanie A

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser (Development, Campaigns and Projects)

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Erin Shouler

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser (Development, Campaigns and Projects)