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A&H Professional Services

Professional services staff in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities are responsible for strategic and financial planning, strategic support, administration of governance structures, co-ordination of professional services, quality assurance, publicity and communications, and research and teaching support.

Faculty Professional Services is divided into four cluster and three centralised teams (please see below) and is led by Faculty Operating Officer (FOO), Joy Whyte.

Students at KCL Strand Campus
Staff & current students

King's staff and students seeking further information on the Faculty's PS staff structure and governance should please refer to  these intranet pages.

Business Support

The Business Support team is led by Nicola Rankin and is responsible for the following functions:

'The Bureau'

This business support hub within the Faculty Business Support team supports Faculty leadership, business planning, finance and 'post-award' research grant support.

Contact the team: Deborah JohnstoneHanna-Kristin Arro and Jack Gordon.

Further information about the team is available on the  King's Intranet


The Communications Team supports the following:

  • Managing internal communication with staff and students in the Faculty, including monitoring global email lists, running the Faculty's news & events bulletins and the Faculty's intranet pages
  • Managing the Faculty website and overseeing departmental webpages to ensure accuracy and consistency; delivering on all major website renewal projects
  • Publicising staff and student news on the appropriate channels and coordinating news promotion with the central PR team
  • Managing the Faculty’s social media channels and developing new content and campaigns
  • Publicising high-profile events in the Faculty
  • Designing and producing promotional literature
  • Working with the Faculty Executive on staff engagement activities

Contact the team: Tom MansfieldLexi BowmanZaiba Hakim & Wendy Pank

More information is available on our  Intranet pages.  


The Marketing Team is responsible for developing and implementing the marketing plan for recruitment of undergraduate and graduate students to the Faculty. Duties include promoting the Faculty to prospective students, providing marketing advice for new programmes, updating the prospectus and co-ordinating the Faculty’s involvement in marketing initiatives (UK schools liaison, conversion campaigns, subject webinars, open days and recruitment events). They also represent the Faculty of Arts & Humanities on recruitment trips.

Contact the team: Helen Jones, Ellen Englefield & Lucy Emanuel



The Faculty Education team (formerly Learning & Teaching team) works closely with the fourteen departments in A&H, supporting programme administration and education enhancement work. They also support the Vice-Dean Education (Dr Jon Wilson), Pro-Vice Dean for Innovation in Education (Dr Helen Brookman) and the Deputy Chair of Faculty Education Committee (Dr Ana de Mederios).

The role of the Education Team involves:

  1. Working closely with the Vice-Dean Education in implementing the College education strategy in Arts & Humanities;
  2. Supporting on-the-ground programme administration in departments, harmonising practices where appropriate;
  3. Advising and training academics and PS staff on education processes, promoting good practice, encouraging innovation and advocating student engagement where possible;
  4. Acting as the bridge between central College teams and the departments in the Faculty, championing improvements in College education processes, for the benefit of all students and staff;
  5. Leading the evolution of the Faculty’s academic strategy for new programmes and collaborations, through supporting the teaching planning cycle.

The team looks after the following areas of work: QA processes, including new modules/programmes; Faculty Education Committee and related governance; use of technology enhanced learning systems; teaching planning and academic strategy; student surveys.

Further information about the team and their role is  available on the Intranet. Contact the Education team here:


Research & Engagement

The Faculty Research team works with the Dean of Faculty, the Research and Resources Managers and the pre- and post-award College Research teams to:

  • Ensure grants applications across the Faculty are fully costed and submitted on time, and that grant outputs are delivered to time and budget.  
  • Ensure that the Faculty delivers the best possible REF submission, in terms of impact studies, research outputs and other REF requirements
  • Support the work of the Faculty Research Committee and its relevant sub-committees

The Research & Engagement team is led by Katrin Tiedau.

Arts & Humanities Research Institute

The Arts and Humanities Research Institute (AHRI) is a hub to foster innovative interdisciplinary research across the Faculty and beyond. Its three main areas of responsibility are towards the Faculty’s interdisciplinary research centres; towards its postdoctoral researchers; and to provide a platform for public engagement.

The team is involved in managing the AHRI and its activities, managing the different Research Centres including organising events; organising visiting fellowships, scholarships and committee organisation; producing the yearly Arts & Humanities Festival; and organising the Faculty’s Inaugural Lectures.