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Contact Human Resources

If you have general HR enquiries please contact us on: 

HR_helpdesk@aston.ac.uk 

+44 (0)121 204 4500

 We will respond within two working days.

We also have the following email address for specific queries:

 Recruitment  recruitment@aston.ac.uk   
 Payroll  payroll@aston.ac.uk  0121 204 5041
 Organisational Development  orgdev@aston.ac.uk  
 HR Business Partners  hradvisors@aston.ac.uk   
 HR Systems  hrsystems@aston.ac.uk   0121 204 4004
 HERA  hera@aston.ac.uk 

 

You can also contact members of HR directly:


Richard Billingham
Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development
Ext 4606
r.billingham1@aston.ac.uk 

Responsible for the delivery of Human Resource Management and Organisational Development within the University. 

Jane Farrell
Associate Director of HR 
Ext 4595
j.f.farrell@aston.ac.uk

Responsibility for delivering the HR Advisory Services for Support Departments, Recruitment and Occupational Health

Claire Freeman 
Associate Director of HR – Academic Schools
Ext 4571
c.e.freeman@aston.ac.uk 

Responsibility for delivering the HR Advisory Services to the Schools and academic-related areas (CLIPP & REO).  

Beth Lloyd 
Organisational Development Strategic Lead  
Ext 4781
b.lloyd@aston.ac.uk

Chris Phillips  
Head of HR Operations 
Ext 4593 
c.j.phillips1@aston.ac.uk 

This role oversees the essential functions of HR Systems and Payroll and Pensions.


Stephen Belt 
HR Business Partner
Ext 5128
s.belt@aston.ac.uk 

HR advice to ABS and DARO, currently located in the ABS Building, 6th Floor. 

Patrick Buckley 
OD Partner
Ext 4601
p.j.buckley@aston.ac.uk 

Organisational Development Partner for support areas. Located in MB728.

Christine Campbell  
HR Business Partner  
(Works Wednesday - Friday)
Ext 4586
c.m.campbell@aston.ac.uk 

HR advice to Marketing, Strategy and Communications, Research, Knowledge, Exchange (RKE), Centre for Learning and Innovation of Professional Practice (CLIPP) and Careers and Placements

Sarah Carey 
HR Business Partner 
(Works Mon - Wed)
Ext 4581
s.j.carey@aston.ac.uk 

HR advice to Life and Health Sciences and Aston Medical School. Sarah is located in MB621d LHS. 

Mark Dolphin  
OD Partner
Ext 4028
m.dolphin@aston.ac.uk 

Organisational Development Partner for the Schools. Located in MB728.

Heather Eden
HR Business Partner 
(Works Monday- Wednesday)
Ext 3213
h.eden@aston.ac.uk

HR advice to CFO areas and Student and Academic Services. Located in MB728.

Joanne Elsmore 
HR Business Partner 
Ext 3908
j.elsmore@aston.ac.uk 

HR advice to EAS.  Based in EAS School Centre MB133.  

Anne-Marie Lokwiya 
HR Business Partner 
Ext 5385
a.lokwiya@aston.ac.uk 

HR advice to the International Office and COE areas, excluding Student and Academic Services. Located in MB728.

Samantha Russell  
HR Business Partner 
Ext 4576  
s.russell1@aston.ac.uk 

HR advice to Languages and Social Sciences. Located in MB773 Tuesday - Thursday, and HR Main Office Monday and   Friday.

Deborah Walker                         
HR Business Partner 
(Works Wed - Fri) 
Ext 4596 
d.walker1@aston.ac.uk 

HR advice to Life and Health Sciences and Aston Medical School. Deborah is located in MB621d LHS. 

Caroline O'Gorman 
HR Recruitment Partner
(Works Wed - Fri)
  
Ext 4053 
  
c.ogorman@aston.ac.uk 

To lead on recruitment across the whole of the University, working closely with the HR Business Partners and managers.   

Stephanie Norman 
HR Recruitment Partner
(Works Mon - Wed)
Ext 4306 
s.norman1@aston.ac.uk 

Harinder Bhachu
Recruitment Administrator
Ext 4280
h.bhachu@aston.ac.uk

To provide effective and efficient administrative support for recruitment across the whole of the University, working closely with the HR Business Partners.  This includes: advertising, interviews, contracts, certificates of sponsorship, medicals, expenses and relocation. 

Jennifer Thompson
Recruitment Administrator
Ext 3351
j.l.thompson@aston.ac.uk

Grace Ntamirira
Recruitment Administrator
Ext 3323
g.ntamirira@aston.ac.uk


Barbara Power  
Office Manager/PA to the Director of HR  
and Organisational Development  
Ext 4583 
b.a.power@aston.ac.uk 

Office Manager/Personal Assistant to the Director of HR and Organisational Development.  Contact for general office administration. 

Monica Richards
HR Receptionist
Ext 4699
m.richards4@aston.ac.uk 

Principle contact for customer queries received through the HR Helpdesk email or telephone and visitors to the department.

Merissa James 
HR Administrator
Ext 4591
m.l.james@aston.ac.uk

To provide effective and efficient administrative support and advice for a wide range of personnel procedures and processes related to employees. These include: on-boarding new staff, probation, monitoring fixed term contracts, sickness absence, annual increments, allowance and honoraria, contract changes, casual staff processing, maintaining employee records in Core and personal employee files.   Admin contact for:  ABS & EAS.

Farrah Iqbal 
HR Administrator 
Ext 4892
f.iqbal1@aston.ac.uk

To provide effective and efficient administrative support and advice for a wide range of personnel procedures and processes related to employees. These include: on-boarding new staff, probation, monitoring fixed term contracts, sickness absence, annual increments, allowance and honoraria, contract changes, casual staff processing, maintaining employee records in Core and personal employee files.   Admin contact for:  LSS, LHS & AMS, VC, PVC/DVC, Marketing, Dev & Alumni, REO, CLIPP, HR, H&S, Legal.
     

Sarah Taylor 
HR Administrator 
Ext 4573
s.l.taylor@aston.ac.uk

To provide effective and efficient administrative support and advice for a wide range of personnel procedures and processes related to employees. These include: on-boarding new staff, probation, monitoring fixed term contracts, sickness absence, annual increments, allowance and honoraria, contract changes, casual staff processing, maintaining employee records in Core and personal employee files.  Admin contact for:  all remaining support areas.    

Ellen Grey Morgan 
Organisational Development Administrator
Ext 4205
e.grey-morgan@aston.ac.uk

 

Azhar Farooq 
Payroll Manager 
Ext 4412 
a.farooq5@aston.ac.uk


Carla Kennedy 
Payroll Supervisor 
Ext 4397
c.kennedy1@aston.ac.uk

 
Peter Brookes 
Pensions & Flexible Benefits Officer
Ext 4582 
p.c.brookes@aston.ac.uk


Claire Cahalane
Payroll Assistant
Ext 5395
c.cahalane@aston.ac.uk

 

Karina Gryckiewicz 
Payroll Administrator 
Ext 4946  
m.k.gryckiewicz@aston.ac.uk 

Jason Price 
HR Information & Systems Manager
Ext 4580
j.price1@aston.ac.uk

Supports the Head of HR Operations with the operation and maintenance of the HR and Payroll System, the Online Recruitment System and other HR systems including the provision of Business Objects reports.  

Denise Jackson
HR Systems Administrator
Ext 4600 
d.jackson@aston.ac.uk  

Supports the HR Systems Manager, carries out training for HR systems.
Yasmin Pradhan
HR Information Analyst
Ext 4986
y.pradhan@aston.ac.uk

Supports the HR Systems Manager with the provision of Business Objects reports.