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Meet the SSW team

Student Support and Wellbeing is made up of a diverse group of experienced staff dedicated to supporting students throughout their programme.

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Directorship 

Denise Long
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Denise Long

Director of Student Support and Wellbeing

Lina Kamenova

Deputy Director of Student Support and Wellbeing

Lucy Butler

Executive Administrator

Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing Support


  • 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.

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Natalie Humphrey

Head of Student Support and Wellbeing

(Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing)

Chilima Sianyeuka

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

(Mental Health and Wellbeing)

Mike Chung

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

(Disability Support)

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Caroline Brown

Mental Health Coordinator

Matt Findlay

Mental Health Coordinator

Naomi Jackson 

Mental Health Coordinator

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Jacqueline Mallon

Mental Health Coordinator

Carmen Straker

Mental Health Coordinator

Ntale Eastmond

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

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Angel Perez
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Samia Imran

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

Angel Perez

Disability Adviser

 

Lina Ahmed

Disability Adviser

 

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Louise Grimmett

Disability Adviser

(Specific Learning Difficulties)

Lucy Balaam (maternity leave)

Disability Adviser

(Autism Spectrum) 

Sian Nash

Disability Adviser

 

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Tim Pearce

Disability Adviser

(Specific Learning Difficulties)

Jo Smith

Specific Learning Difficulties Tutor

Olga Palazzo

Specific Learning Difficulties Study Skills Tutor

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Anna Batcheler

Mental Health Mentor

Charlotte Vaughan

Mental Health Mentor

Emily Smith 

Mental Health Mentor

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Nadia Drews

Mental Health Mentor

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Sue Beecroft

Mental Health Mentor

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Joanna Hooper 

Disability Administrator 

Student Psychological and Counselling Services (SPCS)

•    Delivers therapeutic support through counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, psychiatric consultation and group workshops. 

Meet the SPCS team 


Faith Support


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

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Charlotte Bradley 

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Study Abroad and International Student Support 


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

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Adriana Costescu

Study Abroad Manager

Clare Herbert

Undergraduate Mobility Coordinator

Diana Baciuc

Study Abroad Adviser

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Owain Evans

Global Experience Coordinator

Laura Smith

Student Mobility Coordinator

Thanasis Mourikis

Erasmus+ Coordinator

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Charlotte Odell

Exchanges Coordinator

Giovanna Amorosi

Student Support and Events Coordinator

Bea Emanuele

International Student Adviser

Student Centre and Enquiries


  • Delivers face-to-face administrative and enquiry support out of the Student Centre.
  • Manages the Student Information Desk (SID) enquiry system.

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Kate Jones

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

(Student Centre and Enquiries)

Tracey Smith

Student Centre Coordinater

Stuart Andrews

Student Centre Officer

 

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Kerry Bivand

Student Centre Officer

Charlotte Richards

Student Centre Officer

 

   

Development, Communications and Projects 


  • 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).
  • Responds to crisis situations.

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Mitesh Vagadia

Head of Student Support and Wellbeing

(Development, Communications and Projects)

Jamie Middleton

Communications Manager

Wes Durdle

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

(Communications and Projects)

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Ayesha Khan

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

(Communications and Projects)

Adam Vidler

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

(Communications and Projects)

Frankie Gall

Student Support and Wellbeing Coordinator