Professional Services in The College of Life and Environmental Sciences


The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is dedicated to exploring and learning about the diversity and evolutionary challenges of life in all its forms and is internationally recognised for its strengths in research.   

As Director of Operations, Gideon White 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, in collaboration with Corporate Services and other Colleges, deliver the Professional Services to support and develop the highest quality research and teaching activities.

The team also provides support services for the College’s 3,500 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 research projects and teaching; health and safety support; developing a range of activities for current and prospective students to provide an enhanced student experience; and marketing and recruitment activities.



  • Academic Administration
  • Student Relations (including student recruitment)
  • Research Support
  • Technical Services and Facility Management
  • Finance Administration and Stores
  • PA and Project Administration

Professional Services partners wholly or partially in the College:

  • HR (Operations)
  • HR (POD)
  • IT Services
  • Marketing and Communications (including College-based Web team)
  • Planning
  • Academic Policy
  • Careers Network

Professional Services partners based in Corporate Services:

  • College Accountant

Key People


Bron Lord
Interim Director of Operations 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2504

Kerri Badger
Student Relations, and Operations Manager for Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 4933

Jen Fensome
Research Support
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5890

Lesley Ann Ford
PA and Project Administration
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3615

Gianjeet Hunjan
Finance Administration
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8845

Ken Jakeman
Technical Services and Facility Management, and Operations Manager for GEES
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5538

Antony Jones
Scientific Facilities Manager and Operations Manager for Biosciences
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2726

Jo Quarry
Academic Administration and Operations Manager for Psychology
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 4929

Corporate Services Partners:

Andy Allen 
College Accountant
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3986

Deb Bayliss
HR Operations
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3699

Position vacant
Planning Partner
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2256/5581

Mark Connop
IT Services
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3182

Corrina Kimberley (on maternity leave till May 2014) 
Marketing and Communications 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2550

Rebecca Rosewarne
Academic Policy 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6718

Sarah Robinson
Careers Network
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6125

Elaine Clough
POD Consultant
Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8771