Aston University Graduate School contacts

Head of the Aston University Graduate School

Professor Martin Griffin, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Rita Woods, PA to Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Graduate Development Team

For advice and support on research student training and development:

Peter Lakeland Manager of Staff and Graduate Development
Telephone 0121 204 4605 

Sarah Hosten Assistant Professional Development Advisor, Staff and Graduate Development
Telephone 0121 204 4607 

Darian Brookes IP Business Development Manager, Business Partnership Unit
Telephone 0121 204 4257 

Ellen Pope Head of the Learning Development Centre, Learning Development Centre
Telephone 0121 204 3311

Sally Puzey Head of Research Support Office, Research Support Office
Telephone 0121 204 4243

Angela Brady Assistant Director, Library & Information Services
Telephone 0121 204 4505

Registry Contacts

For advice on making an application or enrolling at Aston

Julie Adams        Assistant Registrar
Telephone 0121 204 4664

For advice on regulatory matters relating to doctoral programmes (PhD, MPhil, Professional Doctorates)

Alison Birch        Assistant Registrar, Graduate School, and Secretary to Graduate School Management Committee
Telephone 0121 204 4653


For Advice on Research Ethics:

John Walter          Director of Governance, Secretary to Senate and Council
Telephone 0121 204 4869

IT support for research

Trevor Bayliss        Network Services Manager - ISA

Subject Area Contacts

For information on the advice, support and services provided to research students by individual subject areas:

Aston Business School

Elizabeth Bridges           Research Degrees Programme (RDP) Manager
Jeanette Ikuomola          PhD/MSc Administrator
Ranjit Judge                  RDP Thesis and DBA Administrator
Irene Vickers                 PhD/MSc Clerical Assistant
Dr Nathaniel Golden       Research Support Office (RSO)

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Susan Doughty            Research Administration Officer and Secretary, School Research Ethics Committee
Sandra Mosley             Research Student Administrator - Student Support
John Leigh                   Research Administrative Assistant
Helen Yard                  Academic Support Administrator - Team Leader
Prof Alison Hodge        Associate Dean for Research
Dr Louise Knight          Director of Research Degree Programmes                                                                                                                                        

School of Languages and Social Sciences

Dan Thomson           Research Officer, School of Languages and Social Sciences
Dr Jack Grieve          Director of Research Degree Programmes

Dr Carolyn Rowe       Chair of the School Research Ethics Committee                                                                                           Dr Nathaniel Golden   Research Support Office (RSO)              

School of Life and Health Sciences

Gill Pilfold                   Senior Research Administrator
Julie Taylor                 Research Administrator
Matthew Richards       Research Administrator
Dr Karen Woodhall      Research Support Office (RSO)
Dr Corinne Spickett     Chair of the School Research Ethics Committee 











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