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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.

Meet your Student Advisers

Our team of Student Advisers are based in academic departments and are on hand to support first-year undergraduate students who may have additional challenges.

Find out more about the Student Advisers.

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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 and Projects)


Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team

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. 

Chloe
Chloe DaCosta

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager (Mental Health and Wellbeing)

Louise Grimmett
Louise Grimmett

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager (Disability Support)

Jacqueline
Jacqueline Mallon

Mental Health Coordinator

Roisin Armstrong
Roisin Armstrong

Mental Health Coordinator

Carmen
Carmen Straker 

Mental Health Coordinator

Sandra
Sandra Christian 

Mental Health Coordinator

Paula Broome
Paula Broome 

Mental Health Coordinator

Leah Robertson
Leah Robertson

Mental Health Coordinator

Kenny
Kenny Aruwa

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

Nina Appleby
Nina Appleby

Disability Adviser (Maternity Cover)

Andrea
Andrea Almeida Sanchez

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

Saeed Zeydabadi-Najad
Dr Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

Tim
Tim Pearce

Disability Adviser (Specific Learning Difficulties)

Lucy
Lucy Balaam

Disability Adviser (Autism Spectrum)

Chantelle
Chantelle Clarke

Disability Adviser

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Vacant

Disability Adviser

Maria Aliu
Maria Aliu

Disability Adviser

Polly Walters
Polly Walters

Disability Adviser

Hannah
Hannah Tracey

Specific Learning Difficulties Study Skills Tutor

Jo
Jo Smith

Specific Learning Difficulties Study Skills Tutor

Emily
Emily Smith 

Mental Health Mentor

anna
Anna Batcheler 

Mental Health Mentor

Charlotte Vaughan
Charlotte Vaughan

Mental Health Mentor

Sue
Sue Beecroft

Mental Health Mentor

nadia
Nadia Drews

Mental Health Mentor

Gregory Butler
Gregory Butler

Mental Health Coordinator (secondment)

Joanna
Joanna Hooper 

Disability Administrator

 

 


Student Psychological and Counselling Services (SPCS) team

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

Contact Julius Tylecote
Julius Tylecote

Senior Executive Officer - Evenings

Charlotte Feinmann
Dr Charlotte Feinmann

Consultant Psychiatrist

David Sturgeon
Dr David Sturgeon

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dashnye Daloye
Dr Dashnye Daloye

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Tarynne Quirk
Dr Tarynne Quirk

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Rachel Euba
Rachel Euba

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

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Vacant

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

Zoi Kontakou
Zoi Kontakou

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Contact Jacob Maunders
Dr Jacob Maunders

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Caroline Rose
Caroline Rose

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

Responsibilities

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

Lizzie
Lizzie Baughen 

Chaplain and Interfaith Adviser 

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Olivia Raw

Catholic Chaplain

 


Study Abroad and International Student Support team 

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.

Catriona Hanks
Catriona Hanks

Head of Study Abroad and International Student Support

Clare
Clare Herbert

Undergraduate Mobility Coordinator

Chris
Chris Bromley

International Student Support Coordinator (Acting)

Owain
Owain Evans

Global Experience Coordinator

Charlotte Odell
Charlotte Pike

International Partnerships Coordinator

Cat Wallace
Cat Wallace

European Programmes Coordinator

Alix Twiggs
Alix Twiggs

European Partnerships and Projects Coordinator

 

 


Student Enquiries Centre team

Responsibilities

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

Kate Joseph
Kate Jones

Head of Student Enquiries Management (Student Success Platform Project)

Finola
Finola Gibson

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager (Student Centre and Enquiries)

Maria
Maria Negoita

Student Centre Coordinator

Alice Williams
Alice Williams

Student Centre Coordinator (Student Enquiries)

Bryte Amponsah
Bryte Amponsah

Student Centre Coordinator (Student Enquiries)

Kerry
Kerry Bivand

Student Centre Coordinator (Student Enquiries)

Angela Tran
Angela Tran

Student Enquiries Coordinator (SSP Project)

Mohamed Omar
Mohamed Omar

Student Enquiries Coordinator (SSP Project)

Kieron Woolley
Kieron Woolley

Student Enquiries Coordinator (SSP Project)

Rachel
Rachel McKenzie

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

Hannah Laycock
Hannah Laycock

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Ameena Qureshi
Ameena Qureshi

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Juwayria Choudhury
Juwayria Choudhury

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Beth Campbell
Beth Campbell

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Nabihah Moughal
Nabihah Moughal

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Natasha Fedorson
Natasha Fedorson

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

 

 


Development and Projects team

Responsibilities

  • 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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Vacant

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager (Development and Projects)

Emma Hughes
Emma Hughes

Student Support and Wellbeing Coordinator (Events and Projects)

Linda Taschenberger
Linda Taschenberger

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser (Peer-led Support)

Lily Baker Haynes
Lily Baker Haynes

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser (Development and Projects)

Suriyah Rashid
Suriyah Rashid

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser (Development and Projects)

Amelia Smith
Amelia Smith

Student Registry Services Assistant