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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 services and support to the University in operations, strategy, personal & professional development, and postdoctoral matters.

Contact Details

Click on each section below for contact details:

HR Directorate  

Andrea Hudson

Director of Human Resources 

(7) 66782 

Thuy Niven

Interim Assistant Director of Human Resources (Operations)


David Field

Assistant Director of Human Resources (Strategy)

(7) 64011 

Name Position Tel. Email
Deborah Jones Head of the HR Directorate Office (3)32270

Francesca Karabyn

Assistant to the Director of Human Resources


Michelle Talbot

Divisional Administrator


Lisa Garnett Administrative Assistant

Rachel Machon

Supporting Our Staff Lead – ourcambridge


Professional Services Support Team

Name Position Email
Alison Cook Senior Professional Services Manager

Mary Howe

Senior Professional Services Manager

Niko Ovenden Senior Professional Services Manager
Lucy Matthews Professional Services Support Administrator


1. 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
James Le-May HR Business Partner - Arts and Humanities
Katie Cobley HR Business Partner - Arts and Humanities


Biological Sciences

Name Position Contact
Tara O'Brien Lead HR Business Partner - Biological Sciences
Lorna Castle HR Business Partner - Biological Sciences (7)64614
Vacant HR Business Partner - Biological Sciences (Vet Med)  
Vacant HR Adviser - Biological Sciences   


Clinical Medicine

Name Position Contact
Caroline Newman Head of HR - School of Clinical Medicine (7)67836
Lisa Clare Senior HR Business Partner (7)61447
Vickie Grenville Senior HR Business Partner (3)35648
Catherine Upton HR Business Partner (3)30982
Sian Miller HR Business Partner (7)69256
Hannah Bavalia HR Business Partner (7)64208
Rebecca Luck
HR & EDI Coordinator 
Becky Tuck
HR & EDI Coordinator 
Sarah Lecky HR & Reward Coordinator (temporary leave) (3)31778
Sophie Gray HR Assistant
Charlotte Goodwin HR Administrator Apprentice

Lisa Wilyman

Resourcing Manager
Pui-Man Leung Recruitment Adviser
Jo Hinson 
HR Staff Hub Coordinator
Ashley Worman HR Staff Hub Coordinator (7)65115
Kamini Lundin HR Staff Hub Coordinator
Louise Davidson HR Staff Hub Coordinator
Vacant HR Staff Hub Coordinator Vacant
Elizabeth Lamont Abrams Recruitment Apprentice
Chris Caulfield
Clinical HR Team Leader
Emilie Carter Clinical HR Assistant
Poppy Nicholson HR Assistant


Humanities and Social Sciences

Name Position Contact
Justin Greene Lead HR Business Partner - Humanities & Social Sciences
Charlotte Mann HR Businesss Partner - Humanities & Social Sciences
Louise Hodgson HR Business Partner - Humanities & Social Sciences
Vacant   Vacant
Teri Hallam  HR Business Partner - Humanities & Social Sciences Temporary leave


Physical Sciences

Name Position Contact
Louise Akroyd Lead HR Business Partner - Physical Sciences (7)65821
Kaitlin Ryan HR Business Partner - Physical Sciences  (3)32267
Charlotte Mann HR Business Partner - Physical Sciences



Name Position Contact
Tracy Brooks Lead HR Businses Partner - Technology (7)64500
Emma Parr HR Business Partner - Technology (Engineering) (7)60534
Vacant HR Business Partner - Technology  


UAS and Non-School Institutions

Name Position Contact
Vacant Lead HR Business Partner - UAS & UIS  
Jo Patrickson HR Business Partner - UAS & Council NSIs (7)65121
Kat Fahey HR Business Partner - UAS & Council NSIs (7)61587
Alexandra (Alex) King HR Business Partner - UAS & Council NSIs (7)64537
Sarah Crossman HR Adviser - UAS & Council NSIs  (7)65658
Laura Garner HR Coordinator (Finance Division)
Lauren Johnson HR Administrator (Finance Division)
Mauro Scarcella HR Administrator (Finance Division)
Alice-Mae Gumble HR Coordinator (Academic Division) 


Name Position Contact

Laura Bowden(on leave)

Lead HR Business Partner - Non-School Institutions
Sarah Rowland-Jones HR Business Partner - Non-School Institutions




Name Position Contact
Donna Stearn HR Adviser - Cambridge Works 


HR Assistants

Name Position Contact

Ellie Bird

Jennifer Lawrenson
Jennifer Pritchard (temporary leave)

George Skeen

HR Assistants (3)32286


2. Investigations

 Responsible for conducting investigations under the various HR policies. 

Name Position Contact
John Walne Senior Investigator 
Emma Thomas Investigator


3. 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 Temporary Head of HR Shared Services (on secondment)

Tracey Boram HR Shared Services Manager

Contracts Team

Name Position Contact
Susan Wilson

HR Administration Manager

Sarah Moss Deputy HR Administration Manager


Roma Deane

Elizabeth King

New Appointments Team (7)61200

Rahila Abid

Simon Gates

Andrew Smith

Niki Weekes

Amendments Team (7)61201

Edelmira Bell

Catherine Kennerley-Walton

Katerina Strimpouli

Life Events Team
Steph Dodgers Adminstrative Assistant

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

Victor Chola

Anna Foltyn

Isobel Milner (on secondment)


HR Systems Service Desk Analysts (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
Karen Bresler Immigration and Compliance Advisor (7)68808
Emma Chambers Immigration and Compliance Advisor (7)68808
Lisa Courtney 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
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
Stephanie Lawrence Recruitment Co-ordinator (3)32246
Pam Tsvetkova Recruitment Co-ordinator 
Kinga Kaniewska Office Assistant (3)32348
Jorge Prol Gomez Office Assistant

HR Transformation Programme

Name Position Contact
Sarah Hickling HR Transformation Programme Lead


Simon Gates HRTP Implementation Coordinator (Arts & Humanities & Humanities & Socials Sciences)
Mike Mathews HRTP Implementation Coordinator (Biological Sciences & Clinical Medicine)
Rob Millington HRTP Implementation Coordinator (Technology & Physical Sciences)

Business Analysis

Name Position Contact
Dan Ford Business Analyst (7)60013

Casual Worker Team

Name Position Contact
Michelle Batty HR Manager (Casual Workforce)
Nahima Khanam HR Administrator 
Anna Woodruff HR Administrator (Casual Workforce)


4. 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 Resourcing Manager (3)32352
Andrew Rowland Resourcing Adviser


Maria Buckman Global Mobility Adviser (7)60038

Gosia Wloszycka Professorial and Professional Appointments Adviser


Eeva Vaskio Global Mobility Co-ordinator

Anna Bates HR Administrator
Aleksandra Siepsiak HR Administrator



5. Communications

Oversees internal and external communications including the HR webpages and HR Bulletin.

Name Position  Contact
Nicola Mister HR Communications Manager  (7)67850




6. Childcare Office

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
Sue Davis Manager of Childcare Services (7)65305
Emmie Vickery Playscheme Co-ordinator (7)64186
Lucy Jones Playscheme Assistant 
Harriet Chilllingworth Deputy Playscheme Co-ordinator Temporary leave
Sarah Andrew Childcare Information Adviser (3)32249
Siobhan Lowe Childcare Services Administrator (7)60901
Lynn Barr Childcare Services Administrator (3)32249
Millie Brasher Playscheme Assistant


7. 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
Vacant Head of Reward  
Daniel Bond Reward Adviser (3)32347
Sam Murphy  Reward Adviser (3)32825
Klaudia Baldock Reward Co-ordinator




8. Equality and Diversity

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
Kusam Leal

Interim Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Vacant Equality and Diversity Consultant Vacant (7)64091 
Vacant Equality and Diversity Consultant Vacant
Gina Warren Equality and Diversity Consultant (7)65807
Diane Jeffery Equality and Diversity Events Co-ordinator (7)65304

Career Support Fund Administrator



9. Policy, ER & Strategic Projects

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
Vivienne Lee Martinez  Policy Consultant (7)65808
Helen Gray  Policy Consultant (3)39886
Anne Pollintine  HR Strategic Lead (Workforce Planning) (7)66589 
Lewis Barnard HR Adviser (Workforce Planning)
Christine Adams Project Coordinator   




10. 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
Simon Virr HR Information Services Manager (3)32287 (Old Schools) (7)66272 (Roger Needham)
Andrea Franklin Reporting and Information Analyst 
Lewis Meek Reporting and Information Analyst (3)32248
Sarah Peck Application Specialist (7)65562
Carrie Pennington Application Specialist



11. Grading

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

Name Position Contact
Vacant Head of Reward  
Paul Robinson Grading Manager (7)60039
Mary Ongeri Role Analyst
Sian Thompson Grading Coordinator (7)60042




12. Postdoc Academy (previously Office of Postdoctoral Affairs)

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

Karina Prasad

Head of Academy


Liz Simmonds

Assistant Head of Academy (Policy & Strategy)


Susie Chan

Assistant Head of Academy (Operations)


Jenny Hayward

Communications Administrator


Hollie Godden

Committees and Societies Coordinator


Katia Smith-Litiere

Entrepreneurship and Industrial Engagement Project Manager


Kristen Frers

Maternity leave – Fellowships Project Manager


Ceren Kaser

(p/t) Centres Coordinator


Shaun Ballisat

Centres and Communications Coordinator


Stephanie Tolhurst

(p/t) Project Coordinator



Project Coordinator


Nicole Horst

Researcher Development Associate – Leadership Training


Kagal Chougala Finance Coordinator
Caroline Coetzee Project and Event Coordinator (p/t)
Connie Shorrocks Online Community and Social Media Administrator (p/t)
Martina Barone Tutor Coordinator, Cambridge Online Education
Fiorella Dell’Olio Researcher Development Associate (p/t)
13. Personal and Professional Development

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
Sue Pandey Head of Learning and Development (7)65654
Katie Bright-Ramon Pelegrin Online Development and Operations Manager


Miranda Carr Learning and Development Consultant (7)60167
Leonie Isaacson Learning and Development Consultant (7)65019
Jessie Monck Learning and Development Consultant (7)64133
Reshmin Haq Learning and Development Consultant  
Jeanette Almond Administration Team Leader (job share)


Samantha Sinclair Administration Team Leader (job share) (7)64613
Vacant Administrator Vacant
Maria Booth Administrator (7)66801
Dawn Sutton Gray Administrator (job share) (on leave) (7)65782
Jill Stevens Administrator (job share) (3)32343
Claudia Padovani Administrator (7)65779
Colin Long Apprenticeship Manager (7)65780
John Nicolson Technician Commitment Co-ordinator (7)65775