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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.

Our mission

To enable all our students to reach their full potential, by providing excellent support services and helping you to look after your own health and wellbeing.

#UCLcares 

Contact us

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

On this page:


Leadership team 

Denise Long
Lina Kamenova
Natalie

Denise Long

Director of Student Support and Wellbeing

Lina Kamenova

Deputy Director of Student Support and Wellbeing

Natalie Humphrey

Head of Student Support and Wellbeing

(Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing)

Barry Keane
Sonia
Mitesh

Dr Barry Keane

Acting Head of Service

(Student Psychological and Counselling Services)

Dr Sonia Greenidge

Acting Deputy Head of Service

(Student Psychological and Counselling Services)

Mitesh Vagadia

Head of Student Support and Wellbeing

(Development, Communications and Projects)

Darius
  

Darius Gadeikis

Executive Administrator

  

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. 

Chilima

Mike

Caroline

Chilima Sianyeuka

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

(Mental Health and Wellbeing)

Mike Chung

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

(Disability Support)

Caroline Burkitt

Mental Health Coordinator

Matt
Sandra
Jacqueline

Matt Findlay

Mental Health Coordinator

Sandra Christian 

Mental Health Coordinator

Jacqueline Mallon

Mental Health Coordinator

Carmen
Chloe
Kleo

Carmen Straker

Mental Health Coordinator

Chloe DaCosta

Mental Health Coordinator

Kleo Kourmpi

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

Nina
Kenny
Andrea

Nina Appleby

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

Kenny Aruwa

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

Andrea Almeida Sanchez

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

Chantelle
Lina Ahmed
Louise Grimmett

Chantelle Clarke

Disability Adviser

Lina Ahmed

Disability Adviser

Louise Grimmett

Disability Adviser

(Specific Learning Difficulties)

Lucy
Sian
Tim

Lucy Balaam

Disability Adviser

(Autism Spectrum)

Sian Nash

Disability Adviser

Tim Pearce

Disability Adviser

(Specific Learning Difficulties)

Jo
Hannah
anna

Jo Smith

Specific Learning Difficulties Tutor

Hannah Tracey

Specific Learning Difficulties Study Skills Tutor

Anna Batcheler 

Mental Health Mentor

Charlotte Vaughan

Emily

nadia

Charlotte Vaughan

Mental Health Mentor

Emily Smith 

Mental Health Mentor

Nadia Drews

Mental Health Mentor

   
Sue
Joanna
 

Sue Beecroft

Mental Health Mentor

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
Valentina
Maxine
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Gopi Nandagopal

Senior Executive Officer

Valentina Arnold

Senior Executive Officer

Maxine Wilson

Senior Executive Officer

Julius Tylecote

Senior Executive Officer - Evenings

Charlotte Feinmann
David Sturgeon
Lenny Fagin
Laurent Cadet de Fontaney

Dr Charlotte Feinmann

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr David Sturgeon

Consultant Psychiatrist

Lenny Fagin

Consultant Psychiatrist

Laurent Cadet de Fontaney

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Rachel Euba
Kate Joseph
Zoi Kontakou
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Rachel Euba

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Dr Kate Joseph

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Zoi Kontakou

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Dr Jacob Maunders

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Laura Oates
Liane Fakur
Patricia Almeida
Sarah Carter

Laura Oates

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Liane Thakur

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Patricia Almeida

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

Sarah Carter

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

Isabelle Hans
Richard Harrison
Fotini Roberts
 

Isabelle Hans

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

Richard Harrison

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

Fotini Roberts

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

 

Faith Support

  • Email: e.baughen@ucl.ac.uk
  • Office: Floor B2, Student Centre, 27-28 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AW 

Responsibilities

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

UCL Chaplain and Interfaith Adviser (maternity cover)

 

 

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.
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Clare
Diana

Vacant

Study Abroad Manager

Clare Herbert

Undergraduate Mobility Coordinator

Diana Baciuc

Study Abroad Adviser

Owain

Laura

Frankie

Owain Evans

Global Experience Coordinator

Laura Smith

Student Mobility Coordinator

Frankie Gall

Erasmus+ Coordinator

Charlotte Odell
Giovanna
Chris

Charlotte Odell

Exchanges Coordinator

Giovanna Amorosi

Student Support and Events Coordinator

Chris Bromley

International Student Adviser


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
Maria
Finola

Kate Jones

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

(Student Centre and Enquiries)

Maria Negoita

Student Centre Coordinator

Finola Gibson

Student Centre Coordinator

Bryte
Angela
Rachel

Bryte Amponsah

Student Centre Coordinator (Student Enquiries)

Angela Tran

Student Centre Coordinator (SSP Project)

Rachel McKenzie

Student Centre Officer

Stuart
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Louise Bone

Stuart Andrews

Student Centre Officer

Mohamed Omar

Student Centre Officer

Louise Bone

Student Centre Officer

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Rahat
Helen

Khaled Mohammed

Student Centre Officer

Rahat Chowdhury

Student Centre Officer

Helen Jenkins

Student Centre Officer

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Alice Williams

Student Centre Officer

  

Development, Communications 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.
Wes
Ayesha
Adam

Wes Durdle

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

(Communications and Projects)

Ayesha Khan

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

(Communications and Projects)

Adam Vidler

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

(Communications and Projects)

Emma
  

Emma Hughes

Student Projects and Events Coordinator