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Academic and Professional Services staff in The Dickson Poon School of Law

Professional Services staff based in The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London.

 

Executive Dean's Office

Director of Administration

Rabia Harrison 
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2289
Email: rabia.harrison@kcl.ac.uk

  • Head of the School's Professional Services team
  • Leads planning and development of strategic and operational professional services support for students and staff.
  • Leads innovation in the administration of teaching & research.
  • Leads harmonisation and development of systems, processes and procedures in the School.
  • Responsible for ensuring integrated operations between School and the university central teams.

Head of Education and Research

Catrin Ball 
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2448
Email: catrin.ball@kcl.ac.uk 

Executive Assistant to the Dean of School &  Operations Officer

David Whittaker (secondment)
Tel: (44) 020 7848 1189
Email: david.whittaker@kcl.ac.uk

  • Provides an executive service to the Executive Dean of School.
  • Manages the School's operational responsibilities for estates and facilities in Somerset House East Wing.
  • Provides diary and other support to the School's leadership team as required.

HR & Resources Officer

Hannah Cross (temporary cover)
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2878
Email: hannah.cross@kcl.ac.uk

  • Supports School recruitment and staffing processes
  • Provides information to executive team regarding staff and resources.

Operations Assistant 

Zoe Fear
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2925
Email: zoe.fear@kcl.ac.uk

  • Supports the Executive Assistant to ensure the organisation and smooth running of the Law School.
  • Supports the School's operational responsibilities for estates and facilities in Somerset House East Wing.
  • Provides administrative assistance to the Executive Assistant and the Director of Administration.

Legal Clinic Director & Director of Clinical Legal Education

Steve Levett
Tel: TBC
Email: stephen.levett@kcl.ac.uk

  • Leads in the establishment of the student Law Clinic and the design and delivery of clinical legal education in the Law School.
  • Represents the School on all relevant bodies including in the regulatory, professional, not for profit and statutory authority sectors.
  • Promotes the School’s pro bono and clinical work amongst the wider community.
  • Ensures compliance with standards imposed on the Law School and under any applicable quality mark scheme.
Distinguished Visitors' Office 

Legal Researcher & Project Officer for Lord Phillips & Lord Judge

Phillippa White
Tel: (44) 020 7848 1973
Email: phillippa.white@kcl.ac.uk 

  • Undertakes legal research on behalf Lord Phillips and Lord Judge on in relation to a range of legal, law reform, and policy matters for the purposes of international commercial arbitration, House of Lords business, lectures, articles and books.
  • Manages and facilitates the Lords' involvement with The Dickson Poon School of Law and King's, including organising lectures and seminars.
  • Provides research assistance to other members of the School as required.
Student Services

Student Experience & Engagement Manager

Daniel Robson
Tel: (44) 020 7848 1121
Email: daniel.robson@kcl.ac.uk

  • Leads the School's student services provision.
  • Manages the School's administrative and assessment processes through the implementation of university regulations and best practice policy.
  • Line management responsibility for marketing and communications colleagues.

Student Programmes Manager 

Daniël Hogers
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2265
Email: daniel.1.hogers@kcl.ac.uk

  • Manages the Law Enquiries Office front-of-house team which includes on-campus and on-line programmes administration and assessments
  • Supports the implementation, management and review of all traditional on-campus and online programmes offered by the Law School
  • Helps develop and manage local programme-related policy
  • Supports student feedback processes
  • Supports the School's widening participation initiatives.

Undergraduate Programme Administrator

Annette Lee
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2849
Email: annette.lee@kcl.ac.uk

  • Responsible for the administration of the School's LLB programmes.
  • Provides advice to undergraduate students in respect of programme regulations, module selection and timetabling.
  • Manages students reports, records and attendance.
  • Provides organisational support and acts as a key liaison for the personal tutor system.
  • Undertakes scheduled project work such as induction preparation. 
  • Assists with exams and collection of assessed essays.

Postgraduate Programme Administrator

Stephanie Kusi-Darkwah
Email: stephanie.kusi-darkwah@kcl.ac.uk
Tel: (44) 020 7848 5899

  • Responsible for the administration of the LLM, MA and MSc programmes in the School.
  • Provides advice to postgraduate students in respect of programmes regulations, module and pathway selection, timetabling issues and writing project selection and submission.
  • Manages student records.
  • Provides organisational support and acts as a key liaision for the personal tutor system.
  • Undertakes scheduled project work such as induction preparation.
  • Provides administrative support to postgraduate committees.

Law Enquiries Assistant

Sadia Chaudhry
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2479
Email: sadia.chaudhry@kcl.ac.uk

  • First point of contact for student enquiries.
  • Assists with student expenses including moot funding.
  • Point of contact for law societies' queries regarding events and finances.
  • Provides administrative support for law programmes and assessments as required.
  • Undertakes scheduled project work such as inductions and Law Forum elections.
  • Provides printing support for academic staff.

Senior Assessments Officer

Delphine Pejchert
Currently on leave

  • Provides support for Assessment Board meetings.
  • Organises and oversees the production, formatting and submission of examination papers.
  • Submits examination timetable requests.
  • Co-ordinates coursework processes (including dissertations and research essays).
  • Provides support for all exam related business.
  • Has a key role in developing the School's assessment and feedback practice in line with university policy.

Assessments Officers 

Caitlin English
Tel: (44) 020 7848 1724
Email: caitlin.english@kcl.ac.uk  

Omonwunmi Adebambo
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2036
Email: omowunmi.adebambo@kcl.ac.uk 

  • Support the delivery of the School's assessment policy and practice.
  • Provide administrative support for Assessment Boards.
  • Manage the School's mitigating circumstances process, providing students with guidance on relevant policies and ensuring timely responses.
  • Responsible for student assessment data, ensuring that all students have completed the requisite assessment components.
  • Provide guidance to students on assessment related matters.
School Business, Quality Assurance, Research & Technology Learning

School Business Manager

Chris Norton 
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2048
Email: chris.norton@kcl.ac.uk

  • Manages business processes within the School.
  • Develops financial strategy and manages budgets.
  • Designs and implements the teaching timetable.
  • Line management responsibility for Quality Assurance, Research and Technology Learning posts and centre staff.

Education Support Officer

Andy Irving 
Tel: (44) 020 7848 1257
Email: andrew.irving@kcl.ac.uk

Technology Learning Coordinator

Lyndsey Welch
Tel: (44) 020 7848 1339
Email: lyndsey.welch@kcl.ac.uk 

  • Responsible for the School's strategy for technology learning, developing the strategy with key stakeholders and committees.
  • Implements discrete projects outlined in the strategy through bids for external and internal funding.
  • Ensures quality through continuous research of use of technology in education.
  • Maintains and develops the virtual learning environment (KEATS). 

Online Programmes Administrator 

Bhavini Halai
Tel: (44) 020 7848 1339
Email: bhavini.halai@kcl.ac.uk 

  • Administrator for the School's online programmes. 
Centres & Institutes

Centre Manager, Centre of European Law

Christine Copping
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2387
Email: christine.copping@kcl.ac.uk

  • Responsible to the Director(s) for the management of the Centre.
  • Manages and runs the Centre's programme of events.
  • Responsible for the operation of four distance learning PgDip / MA programmes.
  • Manages the Centre's finances, producing budgets, accounts and administering the research grant fund.
  • Services the Centre's Advisory Board and Finance Committee.

Executive Officer, Centre of European Law

Andrea Cordwell-James
Tel: (44) 020 7848 1768
Email: andrea.cordwell_james@kcl.ac.uk

  • Oversees the administration of all of the Centre's distance learning programmes.
  • Maintains the Centre's webpages.
  • Provides input into marketing activity and strategy.

Co-ordinator, Transnational Law Institute and Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law   

Mita Vaghji
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2572
Email: mita.vaghji@kcl.ac.uk

  • Co-ordinating the work of The Dickson Poon Transnational Law Institute and the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law.
  • Maintains the Centre's webpages and social media presence.
  • Manages and runs the Centre and Institute’s programme of events and activities.
  • Manages and maintains the Centre and Institute’s budgets.

Centre Manager, Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution

Susan Hart
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2643
Email: susan.hart@kcl.ac.uk

  • Manages the administration of the centre's activities, including the MSc in Construction Law and the centre's events and conferences.
  • Acts as PA to Director and supports other academic staff in the centre.
  • Services the staff committee and Assessment Board meetings.
  • Deals with enquiries from the public and prospective students. 

Administrative Assistant, Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution

Elizabeth Alabaster
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2685
Email: elizabeth.alabaster@kcl.ac.uk

  • Provides administrative support to a range of activities in the Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution. 
Communications, Events & Marketing 

Senior Communications Officer

Zoe Dunlop (Maternity Cover) 
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2273
Email 1: zoe.dunlop@kcl.ac.uk
Email 2: lawcomms@kcl.ac.uk

  • Communications lead in the School, sharing news, events and research with internal and external audiences.
  • Content lead for the School's intranet and external webpages.
  • Manages social media channels and develops strategies.
  • Takes lead on university-wide communications initiatives on behalf of the School.
  • Works with the Public Relations team to maximise press coverage opportunities and manage corporate identity.
  • Line manages the Events Officer and Centre Co-ordinator (TLI/YTL).

Events Officer 

Meredith Wilson
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2682
Email 1: meredith.wilson@kcl.ac.uk  
Email 2: lawevents@kcl.ac.uk 

  • Plans, co-ordinates and runs seminars, conferences, public lectures and other events in the School.
  • Writes and edits the weekly event update. 
  • Oversees the School's event budget.

Senior Marketing Officer 

Sameer Lakhani
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2253
Email: sameer.lakhani@kcl.ac.uk 

  • Marketing lead in the School, working with academics and the central marketing team to meet recruitment objectives and develop marketing plans, strategies and activities.
  • Responsible for recruitment events including open days, offer-holder events and keep-warm activities.
  • Manages social channels and initiatives designed for recruitment purposes.
  • Leads on maintenance of the university's online prospectus entries for the Law School.
  • Works with teams across the External Relations Directorate to meet marketing and recruitment objectives. 
Strategic Projects & Partnerships

Strategic Projects Manager

Simon Ager-O'Shea
Tel: 020 7848 1340
Email: simon.ageroshea@kcl.ac.uk

Partnerships & Global Engagement Officer

Helen Bhandari
Tel: (44) 020 7848 1534
Email: helen.bhandari@kcl.ac.uk

  • Professional Services lead for School partnerships.   
  • Identifies and researches tactical and strategic opportunities for the School particularly in terms of partnerships and innovation.
  • Works with teams across the External Relations Directorate including Careers, Alumni, Marketing and Fundraising in order to achieve School objectives. 
  • Services the School's External Relations Committee and other relevant committees.

Project Officer (Culture)

Kieran McGrath
Email: kieran.1.mcgrath@kcl.ac.uk

  • Develops and produces the Visual Arts Programme in the School.
  • Co-ordinates special projects in line with School objectives. 
Research and PhD support

Research Support Co-ordinator 

Alice Hiendl
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2278
Email: alice.hiendl@kcl.ac.uk

  • Supports the delivery of the School's research strategy.
  • Co-ordinates the administration of research grants with King's central teams.
  • Services the School Research Committee. 
  • Provides administrative support and guidance to the PhD programme and the student/supervisor community.
  • Oversees the submission of applications for PhD scholarship programmes and supports the relevant committee in the short-listing and awarding processes.
  • Manages PhD student records.
  • Promotes relevant PGR opportunities and events to the community. 
Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion Co-ordinator

Jack Kilker
Tel: (44) 020 7848 1753
Email: jack.kilker@kcl.ac.uk

  • Works with the School’s academic lead (Gender Champion) and Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator (Arts & Sciences) to lead on the School’s Athena Swan agenda.
  • Manages/leads School-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Works with the central Diversity & Inclusion team to provide guidance to all law staff on diversity, equality & inclusion issues.
  • Provides secretarial support to the School’s Diversity & Inclusion related committees.
  • Provides advice and support to the Executive Dean, Director of Administration and the School’s Senior Management team on matters relating to equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Works with the D&I Coordinator (A&S) to develop the School strategies around inclusion and equality (good organisational practice). 
  • Updates and implements annual on-line staff surveys. 
  • Arrange focus groups and workshops with staff and students on specific issues, as necessary. 

 

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