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Human Resources


About HR

The Human Resources (HR) Division supports the achievement of excellence in education, learning and research via the recruitment, retention, reward, recognition and development activities undertaken with and for University staff. In addition, the Division seeks to ensure that the University continues to maintain and enhance its reputation as a leading employer. The HR Division is formed from teams that provide specialist services and support to the University. An organisation chart is available below:

Contact Details

HR Directorate

Andrea Hudson

Director of Human Resources 

(7) 66782 

Thuy Niven

Deputy Director of Human Resources 

(7) 66782

Sarah Fecondi

Assistant Director of Human Resources 

(7) 66782


HR Directorate Office

Name Position Contact
Deborah Jones Head of the HR Directorate Office (3)32270

Francesca Karabyn

Assistant to the Director of Human Resources


Florina Enache PA to the Deputy Director & Assistant Director of Human Resources

Michelle Talbot

Divisional Administrator


Lisa Garnett Administrative Assistant
Margaret Cook Administrative Assistant


Heads of sections reporting to the Director of Human Resources

Name  Position Contact
David Field Head of Pay Review
Ndunge Kivuitu Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Steve Joy Head of the Postdoc Academy (3)36713
Liz Simmonds Head of Research Culture
Rachel Machon Head of Organisational Development (3)32344
Seema Haria Interim Head of Reward


Professional Services Support Team

Name Position Contact
Niko Ovenden Senior Professional Services Manager
Lucy Matthews Senior Professional Services Manager
Kirstie Blencowe Professional Services Support Administrator
Sarah Blakeney Professional Services Support Administrator


1. Learning & Development (PPD)

Delivers practical and relevant development for individuals, teams and departments. It enables staff to develop the leadership, professional and personal skills and knowledge to operate effectively, and work collectively to ensure a positive and thriving working environment.

Name Position Contact
Leonie Isaacson Interim Head of Learning and Development


Katie Bright-Ramon Pelegrin Online Development and Operations Manager


Miranda Carr

(on secondment)

Learning and Development Consultant (7)60167
Reshmin Haq Learning and Development Consultant
Andy Hyland Learning and Development Consultant
Antonia Adeyemi Learning and Development Consultant
Jessie Monck (on secondment) Learning and Development Consultant (7)64133
Hayley Osborne Learning and Development Consultant (Temporary cover)
Jeanette Almond Administration Team Leader (job share)


Liz Deacon Administration Team Leader (job share)
Lucy Johnston Administrator (job share)

Emma Smith

(on leave)

Administrator (job share)
Maria Booth Administrator (7)66801
Dawn Sutton Gray Administrator (job share)  (7)65782
Claudia Padovani Administrator (7)65779
Jill Stevens (temporary) Administrator (job share)
Colin Long Apprenticeship Manager (7)65780
John Nicolson Technician Commitment Co-ordinator (7)65775 


2. Resourcing

Leads the design and development of recruitment policy and procedures for the University, supports professorial and senior academic‑related appointments, staff relocation, overseas assignments, and redeployment.

Name Position Contact
Sarah Botcherby Head of Resourcing (3)32352
Andrew Rowland Resourcing Adviser


Maria Buckman Global Mobility Adviser (7)60038

Eeva Vaskio Global Mobility Co-ordinator

Gosia Wloszycka Professorial and Professional Appointments Adviser


Hannah Harper Resourcing Adviser
Rachel Hughes Recruitment Adviser
Caroline Crick Recruitment Co-ordinator
Anna Bates HR Administrator
Aleksandra Siepsiak HR Administrator



3. Communications

Manages internal and external communications, including the HR webpages.

Name Position  Contact
Nicola Mister HR Communications Manager
Alexandra Collett HR Communications Coordinator




4. HR Transformation Programme

The HR Transformation Programme (processes and systems) will modernise HR service delivery across the University to create a more cohesive and efficient workplace.  It will also enhance the employee and manager experience through new tools and processes and by replacing our outdated HR and payroll systems. 

Name Position Contact
Sarah Hickling HR Transformation Programme Business Lead
Liz Timperley-Preece Core HR Product Owner (temporary cover)
Simon Gates

HRTP Implementation Coordinator (Arts & Humanities & Humanities & Social Sciences)
Mike Mathews HRTP Implementation Coordinator (Biological Sciences & Clinical Medicine)
Rob Millington HRTP Implementation Coordinator (Technology & Physical Sciences)
Clare Bates

HRTP Implementation Coordinator (UAS & NSIs)
5. HR Shared Services

Delivers the transactional HR service, including immigration and compliance, the CHRIS helpdesk, and the Temporary Employment Service, and leads on HR business process improvement.


Name Position Contact
Emma Marron Interim Head of HR Shared Services

HR Administration Team

Name Position/Team Contact
Susan Wilson

HR Administration Manager

Vacant Deputy HR Administration Manager  Vacant


Roma Deane

Elizabeth King

New Appointments Team (7)61200

Rahila Abid

Simon Gates (on secondment to HRTP)    

Sandra North

Niki Weekes

Juliette Harnwell

Anastasia Maciver

Amendments Team (7)61201

Alice Bedwell

Catherine Kennerley-Walton

Laura Finnemore

Life Events Team
Steph Dodgers HR Administrator
Sue Holmes General Administrator (Temporary)

HR Systems Helpdesk

Name Position Contact
Jay Davies HR Systems Service Desk Manager (on secondment to HRTP)
Joe Ewen HR Systems Service Desk Team Lead
Federica Ciardo HR Systems Service Desk Analyst

Victor Chola

Dariusz Haratyk

Urszula Tompsett

HR Systems Service Desk Advisors (7)60999

HR Systems Training

Name  Position Contact
Hazel Turton HR Systems Trainer

Immigration and Compliance

Name Position Contact
Graeme Ross Immigration and Compliance Manager (7)68808
Lisa Courtney Lead Immigration and Compliance Advisor (7)68808
Karen Bresler Immigration and Compliance Advisor (7)68808
Emma Chambers Immigration and Compliance Advisor (7)68808
Jo Hinson Immigration and Compliance Advisor (7)68808
Louise Rabbett Compliance Administration Assistant (7)66773

Talisha Baugh

Compliance Administration Assistant

Temporary Employment Service (TES)

Name Position Contact
General Enquiries   (3)32348
Helen Dalgleish TES Manager (7)65876
Kyle Blake Recruitment Co-ordinator (7)65120
Michele Durman Recruitment Co-ordinator (7)64498
Lauren Gilks Recruitment Co-ordinator (7)
Stephanie Lawrence Recruitment Co-ordinator (3)32246
Pam Tsvetkova Recruitment Co-ordinator (7)
Kinga Kaniewska TES Administrator (3)32348
Naomi Hibbert TES Administrator
Kitty Keung TES Office Assistant

Casual Worker Team

Name Position Contact
Michelle Batty HR Manager

Nahima Khanam

(on mat leave)

HR Administrator
Anna Woodruff HR Administrator
Claudia Asimionoaei HR Administrator
Jan Butler HR Administrator
Ellie Hatley Data Entry Administrator


6. HR Business Systems and Analysis

Provides reports and analysis of HR data to Committees, Division staff and institutions, and data to external bodies, such as ONS and HESA.  Works with University Information Services on the Division’s strategy for HR systems.

Name Position Contact
Cat Atkinson Interim Head of Business Systems & Analysis
Simon Virr (on secondment to HRTP) Head of Business Systems & Analysis (3)32287 (Old Schools) (7)66272 (Roger Needham)
Andrea Franklin Reporting and Information Analyst 
Lewis Meek Reporting and Information Analyst (3)32248
Tamas Sipos Reporting and Information Analyst
Sarah Peck Application Specialist (7)65562
Carrie Pennington Application Specialist



7. Childcare

Oversees the facilities and assistance offered to University staff and students with children, including the University’s day nurseries and the holiday playscheme.

Name Position Contact
Catherine Pearson Head of Childcare
Emmie Vickery Playscheme Co-ordinator (7)64186
Harriet Chilllingworth Deputy Playscheme Co-ordinator Temporary leave
Millie Brasher Playscheme Assistant
Sarah Andrew Childcare Information Adviser (3)32249
Siobhan Lowe Childcare Services Administrator (7)60901


8. HR Business Partnering

Works with the Schools and non-School institutions on HR queries, employee relations issues, organisational change and HR projects, and facilitates annual reward and other regular University‑wide exercises. Roles include Lead HR Business Partners, Business Partners, HR Advisers and HR Assistants. 


Arts and Humanities 

Name Position Contact
Emma Frampton Lead HR Business Partner - Arts and Humanities  (7)65036
Katie Cobley HR Business Partner - Arts and Humanities
Hannah Devlin-Chisnall HR Business Partner - Arts and Humanities


Biological Sciences

Name Position Contact
Tara O'Brien Lead HR Business Partner - Biological Sciences
Emma Gant HR Business Partner - Biological Sciences
Nicola Bull HR Business Partner - Biological Sciences (Vet Med)
Natalie Wills HR Adviser - Biological Sciences


Clinical Medicine

Name Position Contact
Michelle Jones Head of HR - School of Clinical Medicine
Saadet Yalcin Resourcing Manager
Edita Paralova Recruitment Adviser
Vickie Grenville Senior HR Business Partner (3)35648
Lisa Clare Senior HR Business Partner (7)61447
Catherine Upton HR Business Partner (3)30982
Sian Miller HR Business Partner (7)69256
Tracy Kerr HR Business Partner
Chris Caulfield
Clinical HR Team Leader
HR & EDI Coordinator 
Becky Tuck
HR & EDI Coordinator 
Jo Hinson 
Recruitment & HR Staff Hub Coordinator
Karin Jonkers Recruitment & HR Staff Hub Coordinator
Christian Brown Recruitment & HR Staff Hub Coordinator
Katie Knott Recruitment & HR Staff Hub Coordinator
Sarah Lecky Recruitment & HR Staff Hub Coordinator (3)31778
Darren Foulkes Research Network Training Coordinator
Rachel Dear HR Coordinator
Harriet Tame HR Coordinator
George Skeen HR Coordinator
Sophie Gray HR & Reward Coordinator
Charlene Grant Clinical HR Assistant
Monika Wisniewska HR Assistant
Charlotte Gorick HR Assistant
Emilie Carter (Mat Leave) Clinical HR Assistant

Lidia Mota

(Mat Cover)

Clinical HR Assistant
Elizabeth Lamont Abrams Recruitment Apprentice
Charlotte Goodwin HR Administrator Apprentice


Humanities and Social Sciences

Name Position Contact
Justin Greene Lead HR Business Partner - Humanities & Social Sciences
Louise Hodgson HR Business Partner - Humanities & Social Sciences
Teri Hallam  HR Business Partner - Humanities & Social Sciences
Sarah Spira HR Business Partner - Humanities & Social Sciences


Physical Sciences

Name Position Contact
Louise Akroyd Lead HR Business Partner - Physical Sciences (7)65821
Megan Stopps HR Business Partner - Physical Sciences
Charlotte Mann HR Business Partner - Physical Sciences



Name Position Contact
Tracy Brooks Lead HR Business Partner - Technology (7)64500
Linda Andrews HR Business Partner
Emma Parr HR Business Partner - Technology
Sarah Crossman (on leave) HR Business Partner - Technology
Frederique Anand HR Adviser


UAS and Non-School Institutions

Name Position Contact
Rachel Green Lead HR Business Partner - UAS & UIS
Jo Patrickson HR Business Partner - UAS & Council NSIs (7)65121
Alexandra (Alex) King HR Business Partner - UAS & Council NSIs (7)64537
Nav Pooni HR Business Partner - UAS & Council NSIs
Noori Khan HR Business Partner - Estates Division
Pamela Dougherty Human Resources Manager - Estates Division
Vacant HR Business Partner - UAS & Council NSIs Vacant
Sara Potter HR Business Partner - UAS & Council NSIs
Claudia Willson HR Adviser - UAS & Council NSIs - Estates
Laura Garner Senior HR Coordinator (Finance Division)
Lauren Johnson HR Administrator (Finance Division)
Ellie Wilding HR Administrator (Finance Division)
Uzma Chaudri HR Recruitment Administrator (Finance Division)
Lauren Taylor HR Coordinator (Academic Division)
Penny Wrigley Senior HR Coordinator (Estates Division)
Rebecca Tomkins HR Coordinator (Estates Division)
Sandra Peck HR Administrator (Estates Division)


Name Position Contact
Kat Fahey Lead HR Business Partner
Sarah Rowland-Jones HR Business Partner - Non-School Institutions


HR Assistants

Name Position Contact

Katie Wright

Fiona Hickley

Charlotte Goodwin

Chloe Tuveri (Temporary)

Tom Chilvers (Temporary)

HR Assistants


9. Investigations

 Responsible for conducting investigations under the various HR policies. 

Name Position Contact
John Walne Senior Investigator 
Emma Thomas Investigator


10. Policy

Leads the review development and delivery of modern HR policies and strategic initiatives at the University and works to build and maintain a positive employment relations structure. 

For staff queries related to terms and conditions, please contact the HR Advisory Service (see contact details under Section 1). 

Name Position Contact
Suzanne Fowler

Head of Policy and Strategic Projects



Emma Mason Strategic Project Consultant 
Janine Payne Policy Consultant and ER Manager (3)30275
Dominique Shore Industrial Relations Manager
Vivienne Lee Martinez  Policy Consultant (7)65808
Helen Gray  Policy Consultant (3)39886
Kate Philp Policy Consultant
Ella James HR Adviser
Anne Pollintine  HR Strategic Lead (Workforce Planning) (7)66589 
Neya Omar HR Adviser (Workforce Planning)
Robert Purdham-Cook Data Analyst
Christine Adams Project Coordinator   




11. Reward

Supports the development and implementation of policy and structures around pay, benefits and other aspects of reward at the University, provides advice and guidance, and raises awareness across the University of the range of benefits available to staff.  Please note that the Pensions administration team is part of the Finance Division; their contact details can be found at

Name Position Contact
Seema Haria

Interim Head of Reward
Daniel Bond Reward Adviser
Sam Murphy  Reward Adviser
Klaudia Baldock Reward Adviser 

Dominika Gniewek Reward Co-ordinator


12. Grading

Manages the grading service and provides advice on the grading of roles.

Name Position Contact
Seema Haria Interim Head of Reward
Paul Robinson Grading Manager
Mary Ongeri Role Analyst
Sian Thompson Grading Coordinator




13. Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Supports policy development and implementation, provides advice and guidance, and delivers bespoke School equality and diversity training. Leads the University’s WellCAM programme and administers the Returning Carers Scheme.

Name Position Contact
Ndunge Kivuitu

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Vacant Equality and Diversity Consultant Vacant
Tanesha Allen Equality and Diversity Consultant
Gina Warren Equality and Diversity Consultant (7)65807
Diane Jeffery Equality and Diversity Events Co-ordinator (7)65304
Vacant Equality & Diversity Data Analyst Vacant
Susanna Annesley Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Administrator


14. Postdoc Academy

Leads on matters relating to the postdoctoral community at the University and provides information for and support to postdocs in both career‑related and pastoral issues, including identifying areas of need and potential improvement and collaborating with other services and organisations.




General Enquiries   (3)36661

Steve Joy

Head of the Postdoc Academy


Susie Chan

Deputy Head of the Postdoc Academy 


Jenny Hayward

Communications Manager


Hollie Godden

Community Engagement Manager


Katia Smith-Litiere

Entrepreneurship and Industrial Engagement Project Manager



Fellowships Project Manager


Ceren Kaser

(p/t) Centres Coordinator


Shaun Ballisat

Centres and Communications Coordinator


Stephanie Tolhurst

Senior Project Coordinator



Project Coordinator


Nicole Horst

Researcher Development Manager


Kajal Chougala Finance Coordinator
Caroline Coetzee Project and Event Coordinator (p/t)
Vacant Online Community and Social Media Administrator (p/t) Vacant
Martina Barone Tutor Coordinator, Cambridge Online Education
Marina Bush Researcher Development Associate
15. Research Culture

The Action Research on Research Culture (ARRC) project is testing possible approaches for improving research culture, in particular in the areas of recruitment, professional development, and precarity of research careers. The team sits across HR and the Research Office, and also contributes to wider work within the university’s Research Culture agenda.

Name Position Contact
Liz Simmonds Head of Research Culture
Kate Dawson

ARRC Engagement

Marie Collier ARRC Engagement Coordinator
Kate Murray ARRC Careers Consultant
Sylvia Osborn ARRC Project Co-ordinator
Vacant ARRC Project Administrator Vacant



16. Organisational Development


Name Position  Contact
General enquiries
Rachel Machon Head of Organisational Development (3)32344

Freya Villis

Organisational Development Consultant      
Miranda Carr Organisational Development Consultant
Ros Alexander Organisational Development Consultant
Kirstie Buckridge Organisational Development Consultant
Fabio Romero da Silva Organisational Development Coordinator
Becca Tassell Organisational Development Coordinator
Katherine Lawrence Organisational Development Coordinator
Alice-Mae Gumble Organisational Development Coordinator