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The Institute of Health and Society brings together a range of staff with a wealth of expertise drawn from health, social care, nursing, midwifery, psychology and other related backgrounds. The majority of staff have extensive work-based experience and are able to offer a 'real world' view to the educational experience.

Institute of Health & Society

  • Dr Jan Quallington
    Head of the Institute of Health & Society
  • Jacquie Twaits
    PA to Head of the Institute of Health & Society (Jan Quallington)

Deputy Heads of Institute

  • Robert Dudley
    Deputy Head /Head of Department for Nursing and Midwifery
  • Lizzie Ludlow
    Senior Administrator: Nursing and Midwifery
  • Jane Perry
    Deputy Head /Head of Department for Allied Health & Social Sciences
  • Deborah Sabbato
    Senior Administrator: Department of Allied Health & Social Sciences

Associate Head of Quality

  • Associate Head: Quality & Student Experience

Professors

Department of Allied Health & Social Sciences (AHASS)

AHASS Senior Management Team - Academic Group Leads

  • Dr Kerry Gaskin
    Principal Lecturer in Advancing Clinical Practice/Academic Group Lead
  • Dr Janina Iwaszko
    Principal Lecturer -  Physician Associate MSc/Academic Group Lead
  • Lisa Mauro-Bracken
  • Senior Lecturer - Foundation Degrees/Academic Group Lead
  • Kate Thackeray
    Senior Lecturer - Youth and Community Studies/Academic Group Lead
  • Yvonne Thomas
    Principal Lecturer and Academic Group Lead for Allied Health Professions 

Other members of the AHASS Senior Management Team 

Advanced Clinical Practice/BSc (Hons) Health Sciences

Foundation Degrees/BSc CAMHS Top Up

  • Joanne Augustus
    Course Leader / Senior Lecturer Foundation Degree in Mental Health
  • Naomi Blaikie
    Work Based Learning Tutor
  • Maddie Burton
    Course Leader and Senior Lecturer - Child & Adolescent Mental Health
  • Kathy Clarke
    Senior Lecturer
  • Anna Dodd
    University Tutor - Health & Social Care
  • Kam Everton
  • Work Based Learning Tutor
  • Kirsty Fraser
    Work Based Learning Tutor
  • Dawn Goodall
    Senior Lecturer - Foundation Degrees
  • Jennifer Hill
    University Tutor - Health & Social Care
  • Daniel Howarth
    Sessional Lecturer
  • Denisse Levermore
    Senior Lecturer - Child and Adolescent Mental Health 
  • Erica Pavord
    Lecturer - Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Lisa Porter
    Course Leader - Health and Social Care
  • Maggie Reeves
    Sessional Lecturer
  • Rebecca Weston
    University Tutor - Health & Social Care
  • Dr Josephine-Joy Wright
    Senior Lecturer - Child and Adolescent Mental Health  

Nutritional Therapy

  • Alison Benbow
    Course Leader and Senior Lecturer - Nutritional Therapy
  • Justine Bold
    Senior Lecturer - MSc Nutritional Therapy 
  • Miranda Harris
    University Tutor - MSc Nutritional Therapy
  • Jane Richardson
    Senior Lecturer - MSc Nutritional Therapy  

Occupational Therapy 

  • Dr Alison Blank
    Course Leader and Senior Lecturer - Occupational Therapy                    
  • Alison Double
    Senior Lecturer - Occupational Therapy 
  • Terri Grant
    Senior Lecturer - Occupational Therapy
  • Jason Vickers
    University Tutor - Occupational Therapy

Physiotherapy

Social Science/Social Work/Youth & Community

  • Diane Asamoah
  • Senior Lecturer - Health & Social Care
  • Peter Ayling
    Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer - BA (Hons) Social Work
  • Jennifer Dale
    Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead - MA Social Work
  • Mark Farmer
    Senior Lecturer- BA (Hons) Youth and Community Studies
  • Joy Gauci
    Senior Lecturer - MA Social Work and Community Studies (International)
  • Joanne Lewis
    Senior Lecturer and Course Leader Youth and Community
  • Olu Hyde
  • Lecturer
  • Lesley Parish
    Practice Facilitator Social Work  
  • Dr Wayne Richards
    Programme Leader - MA Transformative Practice and PG Cert Working with Offenders
  • Raluca Sarbu
    Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader MA Social Work      
  • Clive Sealey
    Programme Leader – BA (Hons) Applied Social Policy
  • Dr Peter Unwin
    Principal Lecturer and IMPACT Service User and Carer Project
  • Kay Wall
    Senior Lecturer - Social Work Studies        

Paramedic Science

  • Matthew Collett
    Senior Lecturer
  • Rebecca Denham
  • University Tutor - Paramedic Science
  • Paula Gardner
    University Tutor - Paramedic Science
  • Karen Gubbins
    Senior Lecturer
  • Tom Hancock
    University Tutor - Paramedic Science
  • Sharon Hardwick
    Senior Lecturer
  • Gemma Howlett
    Senior Lecturer - Paramedic Science
  • Poppy Valenti
  • University Tutor - Paramedic Science
  • Yuet Wah Patrick
    Lecturer/Practitioner
  • David Woolford
    Senior Lecturer - Paramedic Science

Physician Associates

  • Drew Garcia
    Senior Lecturer - Physician Associate Programme
  • Ally Hale
    Sessional Lecturer
  • Neil Howie
    Admissions Tutor and Course Leader - Physician Associate Programme
  • Helen McMillan
    Sessional Lecturer
  • Lorraine Murphy
    Work-based Learning Educational Co-ordinator
  • Adam Ryder
    Senior Lecturer - Physician Associate Programme
  • Dr Clare Smith
    Sessional Lecturer   
  • Kate Straughton
    Clinical Placement Leader and Senior Lecturer - Physician Associate Programme 

 Department of Nursing and Midwifery

Nursing

Midwifery

Academic Unit of Psychology

Centre for Violence Prevention (CVP)

  • Professor Erica Bowen
    Professor of Research Violence Prevention
  • Rosie Erol
    Senior Lecturer
  • Beverley Gilbert
    Senior Lecturer
  • Amy Johnson 
    Research Assistant
  • Claire Richards
    Senior Lecturer
  • Dr Danielle Stephens-Lewis
    Research Fellow and Sessional Lecturer - Psychology/CVP
  • Holly Taylor-Dunn
    Senior Lecturer

National Childbirth Trust Team

Association for Dementia Studies staff     

Director

Head of Association for Dementia Studies

  • Gina Dutton - Head of Association for Dementia Studies

Research Team

Education Team

Admin Team

PhD Students

Associate Specialists

Mood Disorders Research Group

PhD Students

Please click here for a list of our current PhD students in the Institute of Health & Society.

The McClelland Centre - City Campus

  • Head of McClelland Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Project Lead Mental Health Strategy
  • Chris Bonell
    Exercise Physiologist
  • Richard Dilworth
    Operations Manager
  • David Hickman
    Clinic Administrator

Academic Support Unit

Julia Mathias 
Academic Support Unit Manager
01905 542234
j.mathias@worc.ac.uk

Esther Dobson
Study Day, Conference & Events Coordinator
01905 542711
e.dobson@worc.ac.uk

Jo Fleet
Study Day, Conference & Events Coordinator
01905 855147
j.fleet@worc.ac.uk

Michelle Jellis
Senior Project Administrator - Research & the Professoriate
01905 542767
michelle.jellis@worc.ac.uk

Rhiannon Jones
Departmental Administrator
01905 85 5480
rhiannon.jones@worc.ac.uk

Lizzie Ludlow
Senior Administrator to Nursing and Midwifery
01905 542856
e.ludlow@worc.ac.uk

Diane Prah 
Departmental Administrator - Nursing & Midwifery    
01905 855334
d.prah@worc.ac.uk

Emma Roper
Departmental Administrator - Psychology
01905 8555246 
e.roper@worc.ac.uk

Deborah Sabbato
Senior Administrator - Business & Workforce Development
01905 855546
d.sabbato@worc.ac.uk

Debbie Shotton
Projects & Finance Administrator
01905 855385
d.shotton@worc.ac.uk

Jacquie Twaits
PA to the Head of the Institute of Health & Society (Jan Quallington)
01905 855282
j.twaits@worc.ac.uk

Work Based Learning Support (WBLS)

Sandra Phillips 
Head of WBLS and Employer Engagement/Team Leader
01905 542201
s.phillips@worc.ac.uk

Lisa Band
WBLS Administrator
01905 542705
l.band@worc.ac.uk

Sarah Davies
WBLS Administrator
01905 542419
s.davies@worc.ac.uk

Deborah Guest
WBLS Administrator
01905 855375
d.guest@worc.ac.uk

Teresa Harrison
WBLS Administrator
01905 542207
t.harrison@worc.ac.uk

Louise Sylvester
Senior WBLS Administrator/Team Leader
01905 855461
l.sylvester@worc.ac.uk

Amy Taylor
WBLS Administrator
01905 855545
amy.taylor@worc.ac.uk

Academic Quality

Debbie Hancock
Senior Quality Administrator/Team Leader
01905 542042
debbie.hancock@worc.ac.uk

Leonie Shuck 
International and Quality Administrator
01905 857513
l.shuck@worc.ac.uk