Professional Services in The College of Social Sciences


The College of Social Sciences delivers a broad range of educational programmes to over 8,000 students and is home to approximately 220 Professional Services staff who support academic colleagues across a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields within and across its four Schools (Birmingham Business School; Government & Society; Education; and Social Policy).

As Director of Operations, Charlotte Wellington is responsible for directing and developing the College’s operations and administration and is part of the College’s Senior Management Team and a member of the Registrar’s Leadership Group. The Operations team deliver the Professional Services to support academic colleagues in their teaching and research activities.

The team also provides support services for our students, from application to graduation, and to visitors and external partners. This includes providing specialist expertise across a range of activities including: technical support for teaching and research; research and knowledge transfer to identify, develop and deliver research funding opportunities; and marketing to help enhance the reputation of the Schools.

Key People

Lorraine Gaytten
Interim Director of Operations

Sue Elias
PA to Ms Bron Lord
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8965

Andy Newnham
College Business Engagement Partner
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8065

Sheena Griffiths
Alumni Relations Manager
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8432

David Evans
College Research and Knowledge Transfer Manager
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8884

Kabir Ganguly
Web Manager
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8310

Joe Berry
College E-Learning Team Manager
Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8194

Donna Willmetts 
College Facilities Manager
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8433

David Robertson
College Finance Partner
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6101

Sally Steele
College HR Partner
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7347
HR Team Secretary: Lisa Russell (ext.49049)

Mark Connop
College IT Manager
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 4852

Adam Gore
College Marketing and Communications Manager
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8885

Lindsey Wright
College Planning Partner
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7905 (Mon, Fri - Aston Webb)
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7256 (Tue, Wed, Thur - Muirhead)

Rebecca Rosewarne
College Academic Policy Partner
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8064

Marleen Vanstockem
College Postgraduate Research Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3498

Ryan Sharman
College POD Partner

Thomas Mandall
College & Student Experience and Compliance Officer