Planning Office

The Planning Office is responsible for leading and coordinating strategic, operational and academic planning across the University. We do this by providing a range of information, support and advice, including provision of business intelligence; monitoring and assessing the institution’s performance; and coordinating the planning process. 

We collate, analyse, organise and publish a wide range of management information to meet internal and external reporting requirements, ensuring that the information produced is nuanced to provide intelligence which reflects the external policy environment and supports internal needs. We also have primary responsibility for the development and implementation of key performance indicators. 

Olivia Kew-Fickus

Olivia Kew-Fickus

Director of Strategic Planning

“The Planning Office supports decision-making across the University by providing data, information, analysis, and strategic guidance. We work in partnership with all areas of the University.”

Contact us

Director of Strategic Planning

Olivia Kew-Fickus
Director of Strategic Planning
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3755

Katie Stone (Office Manager and PA to Director and Deputy Director of Strategic Planning)
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5486

Deputy Directors

Elizabeth Westlake
Deputy Director - Research Planning 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7367

Rebecca Lambert
Deputy Director – Strategic Planning
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7161

Planning Managers

Rob Andrew
Planning Manager (Head of Business Intelligence)
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6667

Dave Radcliffe
Planning Manager (Student Number Planning)
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3753

Vice Chancellor's Review Officer

Tamara Glenn
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8260

College Planning Partners

Simon Jones
College Planning Partner for College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2256 (Aston Webb) or +44 (0)121 414 4052 (College)

Neil McDonald
College Planning Partner for College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6020 (Aston Webb) or +44 (0)121 414 2293 (College)

Mark Straw
College Planning Partner for Engineering and Physical Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7553 (Aston Webb) or +44 (0)121 414 8235 (College)

Erin Withers 
College Planning Partner for College of Arts and Law 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8799 

Lindsey Wright
College Planning Partner for College of Social  Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7905 (Aston Webb) or +44 (0)121 414 7256 (College)

Research Planning Team

Karen Clews
Pure Manager
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3633

Emily Hargreaves (on maternity leave until Autumn 2016)
Research Planning Partner
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 9133

Gavin McNee
Research Planning Officer
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3633

Veronica Littlewood
Research Planning Partner
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8192

Lorna Hards 
Research Planning Officer
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2040

Joanne Croudace
Research Planning Officer
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8191

Caroline Gillett  
Public Engagement Officer
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7947

Elizabeth Lynch (Research Planning Assistant)
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6624

Information Team

Gagandeep Aulak
Planning Analyst
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7473

Leanne Campbell
Planning Officer
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7007

Mark Clayton
Planning Officer
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3752

Jon Fox
BI Analyst
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 9135

Anthony Potter
Planning Officer
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3757

General office

Katie Stone (Office Manager and PA to Director and Deputy Director of Strategic Planning)
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5486

VC Review Administrator & Office Assistant
Position vacant