School of Media, Arts and Humanities - for students and staff

People and contacts

School of Media, Arts and Humanities
Arts A7, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QN      
Email:  Telephone: 01273 (67) 8001  

Heads of Subject

American Studies

Dr Katharina Rietzler

Art History

Prof Ben Burbridge

Creative and Critical Media Practice 

Dr Chris Brown

Drama, Theatre and Performance

Dr Bill McEvoy and Dr Arabella Stanger

English Language and Linguistics

Prof Lynne Murphy

English Literature

Prof Pamela Thurschwell

Film Studies

Prof Dolores Tierney

Foundation Year

Dr Graeme Pedlingham


Dr Iain McDaniel and Dr Claudia Siebrecht

Language Studies

Dr Eljee Javier (English Language) and Dr Aaron Kahn (Modern Languages)

Liberal Arts

Dr Doug Haynes

Media, Journalism and Cultural Studies

Dr Beatrice Fazi


Dr Danny Bright and Dr Mimi Haddon


Prof Mahon O'Brien

School Officers


Doctoral Studies

Director for PGR Professional Development

Dr Emile Devereaux Dr Emile Devereaux




Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Dr Chloe Porter Dr Chloe Porter
Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning Dr Andrew Blair Andrew Blair
Director of Short Courses Dr Sam Ladkin Dr Sam Ladkin
Director of Learning Enhancement Dr Victoria Walden Viki Walden
Director of Continuing Professional Development Susan Robbins Sue Robbins
Director for Exams and Misconduct Prof Sarah Sawyer Professor Sarah Sawyer
Investigating Officers  


Research and Knowledge Exchange
Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange Prof Flora Dennis Flora Dennis
Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange Prof Margaretta Jolly Professor Margaretta Jolly
Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange Prof Lizzie Thynne Lizzie Thynne

Research Ethics Officers



Engagement, Recruitment and Marketing
Director of Recruitment and Admissions Dr Frances Smith

Study Abroad and Visiting and Exchange Convenor

Dr Ambra Moroncini

Placements Convenor Paul Vincent Paul Vincent


Student Experience

Directors of Student Wellbeing

(Year 1 and

Postgraduate Taught)

Dr Carmen Rios Garcia (Autumn)

Prof Alisa Lebow (Spring/Summer)

Carmen Rios Garcia Professor Alisa Lebow

Directors of Student Wellbeing

(Year 2)

Dr Melanie Green (Autumn)

Dr Feras Alkabani (Spring/Summer)

Melanie Green

Directors of Student Wellbeing

(Year 3)

Dr John Doyle (Autumn)

Dr Katherine Farrimond (Spring/Summer)

John Doyle Katherine Farrimond
Student Welfare Advocates

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3



People, Culture and Inclusion
Director of Race Equality Dr Naaz Rashid Dr Naaz Rashid
Deputy Directors of Race Equality Dr Tanya Kant     Dr Tanya Kant
Gavin Mensah-Coker Gavin Mensah-Coker

LGBTQ+ Equity Director

Dr Sandra Nelson Sandra Nelson

Athena Swan lead

Prof Jim Endersby  Professor Jim Endersby
Disability Equity Director John Walker  John Walker
Chair of Resources Committee  Rachael Duncan    
Union Representatives


Dr Tanya Kant 

Dr Emma Harrison

Dr Sam Solomon 

Dr Daniel Molto

Dan Sumner / Dr Feras Alkabani

Dr Hannah Field / Dr Katherine Kruger

Bertrand Glineur / Riem McQueen

Prof Darrow Schecter / Dr Jacob Norris


Conor Edwards

Melinda Ren 

Erin Tilley

Beth Watson


Holly Foster



Professional Services

Professional Services staff work in portfolio areas covering Education and Students, Research, Operations and Technical Services

Education and Students
Senior Education Manager Hayley Bowerman 01273 876512 

Senior Quality and Enhancement Officer Jenny Gwynn 01273 877258
Curriculum and Assessment Officers

Katherine Horscraft

Dnyan Keni-Vaux  
Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator  
Senior Education Coordinator

Sally Porter 01273 678021
Senior Education Coordinator

Mary Reynolds 01273 877539 
Senior Education Coordinator

Alex Waterson 01273 876850
Information Coordinator (Education)

Maddie Appleby  01273 877303
American Studies (UG) Course Coordinator

Grace Ryan 01273 678899
Art History (UG/PGT) Course Coordinator

Lisa Greening 01273 678098
Drama (UG) Course Coordinator

Grace Ryan and Abi Sharp

01273 678899 (Grace) 

01273 873682 (Abi)

English Language and Linguistics (UG) Course Coordinator

Shelley Stevens 01273 678845
English Language for Academic Study Coordinator

Jack Nugent  
English Literature (UG) Course Coordinator Jack Nugent  
Filmmaking (UG) Course Coordinator Julie Shepherd  
Film Studies (UG) Course Coordinator Nikki Campbell 01273 678019
History (UG/PGT) Course Coordinator Lottie Forster-Bunting 01273 872650
Intensive English Senior Advisers (Individuals and Groups) Katie Brooks and Louisa Kenyon 01273 678338 (Katie)
Journalism (UG) Course Coordinator Alex Berry

01273 075269
Languages Course Coordinators Vera De Alti and Nicole Peli 01273 877192 (Vera) 01273 872890 (Nicole)
Liberal Arts Course Coordinators Vera De Alti and Lisa Greening 01273 877192 (Vera)   01273 678098 (Lisa)
Media and Communications (UG) Course Coordinator Alex Berry

01273 075269
Media Production (UG) Course Coordinator Julie Shepherd  
Music (UG) Course Coordinator Terry Bryan 01273 872621
Open Language Courses Coordinator Kelly Richardson 01273 872575
Philosophy (UG/PGT) Course Coordinator Chenying Cannell 01273 876960
Postgraduate Course Coordinator (Media, Film, Music) Marie Dennis 01273 876560
Postgraduate Course Coordinator (English) Terry Bryan 01273 872621
Pre-sessional English Senior Adviser (PhD, PG and UG) Katie Brooks 01273 678338
Summer at Sussex Senior Adviser (Individuals and Groups) Louisa Kenyon 01273 873234
Visiting and Exchange Students Coordinator Nicole Peli 01273 872890
Curriculum Project Manager Kate Gregory 01273 877916
Curriculum Project Officer Holly Foster 01273 075114
Student Experience
Student Experience Officer Naomi Harris

01273 872805

Senior Student Engagement Coordinator Mike Rowland
Student Experience Coordinator Simon Boyle
Student Experience Coordinator Oliver May
Senior Research Manager Medeni Fordham 01273 873566

Assistant Research Manager (Impact)

Katherine Blackadder

Research and Enterprise Coordinators

Sarah Maddox 

Paige Thompson

Laura Vellacott (for doctoral research support) (for faculty research support)

Sarah 01273 873525
Paige 01273 678741

Laura 01273 873429

Course Coordinator (Research Students) Alison Burrell 01273 678471

Research Information Coordinators Eleanor Cains and Tiffany Murphy 01273 876988 (Eleanor) 01273 877152 (Tiffany)

Research Coordinator Claudia George 01273 075557
Research Programmes Manager Elena Dennison 01273 873039
Sussex Humanities Lab Administrator Kate Malone 01273 872625


Operations  (encompassing Communications, Executive Admin and the School Office Reception)
Senior Operations Manager Carmen Long 01273 678023
Assistant Operations Manager Danielle Salvage 01273 877538
Assistant Operations Manager (People, Culture and Inclusion) Laura Gallaher 01273 877950
Engagement, Recruitment and Marketing Manager Phil Stentiford 01273 075558


Information Coordinator Phoebe Cunningham

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01273 075249 
Communications Officer Ian Tout  

Executive Admin

Executive Assistant to the Dean Ahmed Koyes 01273 873726

School Office

Senior Reception Coordinator Philippa Murnaghan


Resource Centre:

01273 678001
Reception Coordinator David Payne
Clerical Assistant Sam Allen
Clerical Assistant Robert Edwards


Technical Services
Senior Technical Manager John Williams

01273 873434
Technical Manager Matthew Platts

Technical Supervisor-Demonstrator (Journalism) Adam Elliott  
Senior Technician Demonstrator (Digital) Phil Tomsett 

01273 873636
Senior Technician Demonstrator (Film and Video) Daniel Hall
Senior Technician Demonstrator (Music) Jason Douglas
Senior Technician Demonstrator (Music) Adam Staff
Senior Technician Demonstrator (Sound and Drama) Nikoline Gjortz
Senior Technician Demonstrator (Stores Supervisor) Damion Brooks-Lloyd
Senior Technician Demonstrator (Video and Photography) Darren Garcia
Technician (Stores Assistant) Callum Germany
Senior Technician (Languages) Phill Bowles  


Foundation Year
Senior Course Coordinator Laura Owen  
Student Experience Officer Karen Tucker
Course Coordinator Rebecca Bowe
Course Coordinator Gina Stevens