Working with Social Sciences

The College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham is a thriving and progressive faculty located within an institution that combines over a century of heritage with one of the most compelling and ambitious agendas in higher education.

Winner of the prestigious The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year Award, ranked among the world's top 100 institutions and a member of the Russell Group of leading research institutions, the University is well placed to succeed in the increasingly competitive global higher education sector.

The best location for Social Sciences

Birmingham is a major European centre and the second city of the United Kingdom. It is a unique city that combines business and financial quarters with culture and historical interest. It is also home to a new £189 million library, housing a collection of 1 million books.

Birmingham is a truly multicultural city with a proud history of welcoming people from all areas of the world to meet, talk, trade and settle.

The best location for you

The College has a clear vision for the future, ambitious leadership, world-leading academic strength and a secure financial base. As well as our focus on research excellence, we are committed to delivering a first-class experience for our students in every aspect of their university life.

As well as an academic environment the College of Social Sciences provides an excellent opportunity for professional/support staff. We have a well-developed infrastructure of specialists in research applications and support, HR, communications and marketing, alumni relations, e-learning, web enabling and IT. Much of this specialist support is aligned to our school disciplines.

Key people in the College of Social Sciences

Head of School

Professor Saul Becker is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences.

College Board

  • Professor Saul Becker – Head of College – 48965
  • Professor Glyn Watson – Deputy Head of College/Interim Dean of Business School – 58104
  • David Robertson – College Accountant – 45017
  • Dr Graham Timmins – Director of Education – 45019
  • Professor Jo Duberley – Deputy Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer – 46387
  • Professor Jon Glasby – Head of School of Social Policy – 45726
  • Professor Julie Allan – Head of School of Education – 44853
  • Professor Karen Rowlingson – Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer – 58565
  • Lindsey Wright – Planning Partner – 47256
  • Lora Morris – Head of Human Resources – 47347
  • Lorraine Gaytten – Director of Operations – 47348
  • Professor Mark Webber – Head of School of Government and Society – 48398
  • Dr Toby Kendall – Deputy Director of Education – 46654

Operations Management Committee (OMC)

  • Lorraine Gaytten – Director of Operations – 47348
  • Adam Gore – Marketing and Communications Manager – 48885
  • Andy Newnham – Business Engagement Partner – 59023
  • Anthony Ford – IT Manager – 43395
  • Caroline Hetherington – Quality and Student Experience Officer – 46277
  • Clare Dawson – Careers Consultant – 49208
  • David Allsop – Operations Manager, School of Social Policy – 42676
  • David Evans – Research Support Partner – 48884
  • David Robertson – College Accountant – 45017
  • Donna Willmetts – Facilities Manager – 48433
  • Hera Qasim-Haroon – Compliance Officer – 46901
  • Julie McLynn – Operations Manager, School of Government and Society – 47638
  • Kabir Ganguly – TEL Hub Partnership & Development Manager – 48973
  • Keith Portman – Operations Manager, School of Education – 43465
  • Lindsey Wright – Planning Partner – 47256
  • Lora Morris – Head of Human Resources – 47347
  • Rebecca Rosewarne – Academic Policy Partner – 46718
  • Vacant – Operations Manager, Birmingham Business School


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