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Meet the Student Support and Wellbeing team

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

Contact us

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

Lina Kamenova

Lina Kamenova

Deputy Director of Student Support and Wellbeing

Chilima Sianyeuka

Chilima Sianyeuka

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

Barry Keane

Dr Barry Keane

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

Sonia Greenidge

Dr Sonia Greenidge

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

Mitesh Vagadia

Mitesh Vagadia

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

Catriona Hanks

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 Enquiries Centre


Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing 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. 

Louise Grimmett

Louise Grimmett

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

Jacqueline

Jacqueline Mallon

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager (Mental Health and Wellbeing)

Lucy Smith

Lucy Smith

Specific Learning Differences Coordinator

Sandra

Sandra Christian 

Mental Health Coordinator

Paula Broome

Paula Broome 

Mental Health Coordinator

Leah Robertson

Leah Robertson

Mental Health Coordinator

Kenny

Kenny Aruwa

Mental Health Mentor

Andrea

Andrea Almeida Sanchez

Mental Health Coordinator (Secondment) 

Saeed Zeydabadi-Najad

Dr Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad

Disability Adviser

Cameron Smillie

Cameron Smillie

Disability Adviser

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Alex Eneli

Mental Health Coordinator 

Chantelle

Chantelle Clarke

Disability Adviser

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Maria Aliu

Disability Adviser

Atya Ashraf

Atya Ashraf

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 Beecroft

Mental Health Mentor

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Nadia Drews

Mental Health Mentor

Floyd

Floyd Waithaka Karomba

Mental Health Coordinator

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Michael Cabrera

Mental Health Coordinator 

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Ken Cheung

Mental Health Coordinator

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Selorm Kwawukume

Administrator

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Cecilia Mok

Administrator 

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Vacant

 


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. 

Gopi

Gopi Nandagopal

Senior Executive Officer

Valentina Arnold

Valentina Arnold

Senior Executive Officer

Maxine

Maxine Wilson

Senior Executive Officer

Giulia Presti

Giulia Presti

Mental Health Counsellor

Charlotte Feinmann

Dr Charlotte Feinmann

Consultant Psychiatrist

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Sabina Poole-Rivic

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)

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Farhana Moussa

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

Zoi Kontakou

Zoi Kontakou

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

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Dr Jacob Maunders

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

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Sophia-Mando Meleagrou 

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

Liane Fakur

Liane Thakur

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Kate Joseph

Kate Joseph

Student Counsellor (CBT 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)

 

 


Chaplaincy and Interfaith Advice team

Email: chaplaincy@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 

 

 


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 adjust to life in the UK.

Clare

Clare Herbert

Study Abroad Manager (on Parental Leave)

Chris

Chris Bromley

International Student Support Coordinator (Acting)

Leanne Yu

Leanne Yu

Global Experience Coordinator

Charlotte Odell

Charlotte Pike

International Partnerships Coordinator

Cat Wallace

Cat Wallace

Study Abroad Manager (Acting)

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Aisling Towl

Exchange Partnerships Assistant

Hollie Haigh

Hollie Haigh

Undergraduate Mobility Coordinator (Acting)

Harry Percival

Harry Percival

Study Abroad Assistant

Safia Hooda

Safia Hooda

International Student Support Adviser

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Hidy Fu

European Programmes Coordinator (Acting)

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Estelle Cossin

European Partnerships and Projects Coordinator (Acting)

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Alyssa Takagi

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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Helen Jenkins 

Student Centre Coordinator

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Teagan Hale

Student Centre Coordinator (Student Enquiries)

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Darren Watts

Student Centre Coordinator (Student Enquiries)

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Mira Osseiran

Student Centre Officer

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Greg Butler

Student Centre Officer

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Vacant

 

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Aki Nakano

Student Centre Coordinator (Student Enquiries)

Ameena Qureshi

Ameena Qureshi

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Stuart

Stuart Andrews

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Louise Bone

Louise Bone

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Rahat

Rahat Chowdhury

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

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Jack Dransfield

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Holly Wolter

Holly Wolter 

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Natasha Fedorson

Natasha Fedorson

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Camilla Mohanei

Camilla Mohanaei

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Student Centre Officer Jacob Hatcher

Jacob Hatcher

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Emily Vitoria

Emily Vitoria

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

 

 


SSW Product team

Email: sidhelp@ucl.ac.uk

Responsibilities 

  • Manages the delivery and development of askUCL and RegisterUCL 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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Pervin Hussain

Agile Delivery Manager

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Humza Khan

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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Vacant

Change Management Support Officer

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Sebastian Carrington

Business Analyst

 


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

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

Luther Mayers

Luther Mayers

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

Katy Foster

Katy Foster

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

Katie Baillie

Katie Baillie

SSW Business Partner for Laws and Social and Historical Sciences

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Giovanna Amorosi

SSW Business Partner for Arts and Humanities and UCL East

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 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)

Eloise McWilliam

Eloise McWilliam

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

Emma Hughes

Emma Hughes

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

Linda Taschenberger

Linda Taschenberger

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser (Peer-led Projects)

Catherine Ford

Catherine Ford

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

David Gomez

David Gomez 

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