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Director of Administration

RabiaRabia Harrison 

Tel: (44) 020 7848 2289 

Rabia is Director of Administration in The Dickson Poon School of Law. She works with the Executive Dean and the Law Executive Team (LET) to lead the strategic direction of the School. 

The Director of Administration has overall responsibility for the Law School’s Professional Services teams.




Head of Education & Deputy Director of Administration

Catrin Ball 
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2448

Catrin is responsible for the delivery of all education activities. She supports the Vice Dean for Education and supportsthe Director of Administration, deputising when necessary.

Student Programmes Manager 

Caitlin English
Tel: (44) 020 7848 2265

Caitlin is responsible for the delivery of programme administration and assessments, directly managing the front office staff. Caitlin also supports the assessment chairs as well as the Director of UG Programmes and Director of PGT Programmes. 

Student Experience Manager 

Billy Reed 
Tel: 020 7848 1121 

Billy is responsible for building our student community, ensuring that students are at the heart of our activities and the delivery of our services.  Billy's work focuses on student engagement and recruitment strategies, professional skills development and employability, student society support, and internal and external surveys and our league table positioning.  Billy supports the Diversity & Inclusion work we are committed to integrating into our daily business as well as special projects that ensure we are supporting our student experience effectively. 

Quality Assurance Manager  

Rachel Rice 
Tel: 020 7848 8847 

Rachel supports programme development and approval for the School as well as module development and evaluations. She is also responsible for conducting programme reviews and programme approval panels. Her role includes providing secretarial support to SEC and all connected working groups as well as assisting with the Attendance and Monitoring process. 

Programme Manager 

Monica Jancsik 
Tel: 020 7848 2465

Senior Programme Officer 
(Centre of Construction Law) 

Susan Hart 
Tel: 020 7848 2643 

Sue deals with all matters relating to student records, examinations and results, class times, liaison with lecturers and the School and College and conference organisation; also acts as Secretary to the staff meetings and the Sub-Assessment Board. She takes main responsibility for dealing with enquiries about applications for the MSc programme, uploading of teaching materials on to KEATS, administration of coursework, tutorials and dissertations, and bookings for conferences and other events.   

Administrative Assistant 
(Centre of Construction Law) 

Olivia Nicolaou 
Tel:020 7848 2685 

Olivia provides administrative support to a range of activities in the Centre of Construction Law. 

Senior Programme Officer 
(Centre for European Law) 

Andrea Cordwell-James 
Tel: 020 7848 1768 

Andrea oversees the administration of all of the Centre of European Law’s distance learning programmes, maintaining the Centre’s webpages and providing input into marketing activity and strategy. 

Senior Programme Officer (undergraduate) 

Zoe Fear 
Tel: 0207 848 2479 

Programme Officer  

Annette Lee 
Tel: 020 7848 2849 

Programme Officer  

Matthew Simmons 
Tel: tbc 
Email: tbc 

Senior Programme Officer (Postgraduate on Campus) 

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Omowunmi Adebambo 
Tel: 020 7848 2036 

Programme Officer  

Nojmul Islam 
Tel: 020 7848 5899 

Programme Officer

Ann Garcia 

Programme Officer (Undergraduate) 

Nadia Guetat 

Programme & Technology Enhanced Learning  Manager  

Bhavini Halai 
Tel: 020 7848 1339 

Bhavini is responsible for managing the Law School’s Online Programmes and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) requirements and to ensure university projects in relation to TEL are implemented within the School. 

She has responsibility for the delivery of online programme administration and assessments, directly managing the online programmes administrators. Working with both professional services and academic staff in the development and implementation of e-Learning and other educational projects across the School. Ensure quality through continuous research of use of technology in education, maintaining and developing the virtual learning environment (KEATS). 

Senior Programme Officer (Online) 

Ron Anywar 
Tel: 020 7848 5626  

Ron is responsible for administering the online programmes and the Executive LLM, ensuring the smooth delivery of the Law School's online programmes. 

Programme Officer (Online) 

Jennifer Penafiel
Tel: 0207 848 1756 


Faculty Research Manager 

Dr Suzanne Marcuzzi 
Tel: 020 7848 1884 

Suzanne is the head of research support for the School. Working closely with the Vice Dean for Research and Director of Doctoral Studies, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the School’s research strategy and associated policies, and for monitoring research performance.  

School Research Manager 

To Be Appointed 

Tel:  020 7848 2278  

The School Research Manager supports the delivery of the School research strategies and associated policies, co-ordinating and supporting the development and administration of research grants. The SRM also provides support and guidance to the PhD programme and the student/supervisor community. The SRM is responsible for overseeing the preparations for REF, including Pure Support and Open Access. 

School Research Manager (Impact)

Sofia Bianchini
Tel: 020 7848 5437

Sofia works with academics in the Law School and Business School to enhance and evaluate the impact of their research outside of academia. Over the next two years, she will support the writing of impact case studies for the REF 2021 submission.

School Research Officer  

Courtney Crocco 
Tel: 020 7484 1753  

Courtney is responsible for the administration of the School’s MPhil /PhD programmes, providing advice to research students in respect of programme regulations, upgrades and submission. She works closely with Director of Doctoral Studies and is secretary to the School Research Committee and Postgraduate Research Student Subcommittee. She supports the School Research Manager with administration of research grant costings, REF preparations and Pure Support.  

Research Development Manager 

David Newsome
Tel: 020 7848 0522

David provides specialist support to individuals and teams developing strategic research grant applications, working with academics and the School’s research support team. He identifies and circulates relevant calls, potential funding sources for each research project, and advises on the content of grant applications.   

Business & Operations

Business Manager 

Chris Norton  
Tel: 020 7848 2048 

Chris is responsible for the financial and human resource needs within the School. Key to the role is the planning of module delivery, ensuring all teaching is timetabled and appropriately resourced. Chris is a key contributor to the annual Planning Round and is responsible for arranging non-pay budgets. Chris works closely with the Law Executive Team, the Vice Dean for Education and Vice Dean for Academic Staff. 

Centre Manager (European Law) 

Christine Copping 
Tel: 020 7848 2387 

Christine is responsible to the CEL Directors for the management of the Centre of European Law. She manages, promotes and runs the Centre’s extensive programme of events and is responsible for the operation of five distance learning Postgraduate Diploma/MA programmes. Christine also manages the Centre’s finances, producing budgets, accounts and administering the research grant fund and EU funded research projects as well as servicing the Centre’s Advisory Board.  

Executive Assistant to Executive Dean and Director of Administration 

Melissa Appel 
Tel: 020 7848 1189

Melissa is Executive Assistant to the Executive Dean of the School, Professor Gillian Douglas and to the Director of Administration, Rabia Harrison.

Operations Assistant  

Karlee Lewis 
Tel: 020 7848 2925 

Karlee supports the Executive Assistant to ensure the organisation and smooth running of the School. The role supports the School’s operational responsibilities for Estates and Facilities in Somerset House East Wing, providing administrative assistance to the Executive Assistant. 

HR & Resources Officer  

Melita Providence 
Tel: 020 7848 2878 
Melita supports the School’s recruitment and staffing processes, providing information to the Executive Team regarding staff and resources.

Professional Legal Education

Assistant Director of Clinical Legal Education & Supervising Solicitor

Shaila Pal
Tel: 020 7848 1601 

Director of Professional Legal Education 

Chris Howard 
Tel: 020 7848 0443 

As Director of  Professional Legal Education, Chris is responsible for leading the Law School’s strategy on the development of new professional education programmes, and the coordination of existing professional skills modules. In this capacity, he works closely with the Director of Clinical Legal Education the Director of Professional Skills. He also coordinates his efforts with the work of the Law School’s Careers & Employability team to ensure that the School provides a full service of support for the career goals of all our undergraduate and postgraduate students.   

Legal Clinic Coordinator

Deborah Acquaah 
Tel: 020 7848 1575 

Deborah coordinates the day-to-day running of King's Legal Clinic. She oversees the admnistration of the clinic with the support of student volunteers and manages the clinic's social media presence. Deborah also assists the Clinic Director in supervising students volunteering with the clinic; ensuring that they understand the clinic's procedures and the imporantce of ethical issues like confidentiality

Communications, engagement, marketing & events

Communications Manager

Leonie Taylor  
Tel: 020 7848 2273 
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Leonie manages communication work across the School, including developing communication plans to support the School and university’s strategic aims. She works closely with the School’s leadership team on the development of staff communication channels and directives. Her responsibilities include: identifying news that supports King’s strategic aims and writing news stories to showcase academic research and teaching innovation; providing guidance on corporate branding and tone of voice, change and crisis communications and liaising with King’s PR, Internal & Change Communications teams and with communications colleagues in other areas of King’s. Leonie is lead web editor for the School and line manages the Marketing, Communications and Events Hub. 

Senior Marketing Officer 

Sarah Heath
Tel: 020 7848 2253

Sarah is the School’s marketing lead, working with academics and the central marketing team to meet recruitment objectives and develop marketing plans, strategies and activities. She is responsible for recruitment events including open days, offer-holder events and keep-warm activities, managing social media channels and initiatives designed for recruitment purposes. She also leads on maintenance of the university’s online prospectus entries for the School, working with teams across the External Relations Directorate to help create and strengthen partnerships in order to meet marketing and recruitment objectives.

Digital Producer 

Kieran McGrath 
Tel: 020 7848 2533 

Kieran is responsible for social media, audio and video for communications in the School. He plans, schedules, and creates content in support of the School’s key messages and strategic aims, creating innovative and high-quality audio-visual content which aims to capture the School’s outputs, achievements and ambition. He produces best-practice guidance for the School’s use of social media and audio visual and generates reports for the Law Executive Team, measuring the impact of the School’s digital communications and benchmarking our activity. He advises academic staff on their online presence and supports strategic projects with online communications. He works closely with all members of the Hub, including with the Senior Marketing Officer on student recruitment initiatives.  

Events Officer  

Madeleine Ryan  
Tel:  020 7848 2682 
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Madeleine is responsible for planning, co-ordinating and running the School’s expansive events portfolio, advising on best practise and aligning the events schedule to the School’s strategic aims. Her portfolio includes: conferences, public lectures, inaugural lectures, symposia. She writes and edits the fortnightly Events Update and has responsibility for the School’s event budget. Madeleine advises academic staff on best practice for events and leads on key events throughout the academic year such as end of year celebrations, away days, careers fairs and immersive weekend courses. 

TLI & PPL Coordinator  

Mita Vaghji 
Tel: 020 7848 2572 

Mita co-ordinates the work of The Dickson Poon Transnational Law Institute and the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law, supporting the Directors in realising the vision for both the Institute and the Centre. She is responsible for organising and facilitating signature events, including the Transnational Law Summer Institute summer school and PPL centres annual lectures.

Distinguished Visitors Office

Legal Researcher and Projects Officer 

Anna Z Loutfi 
Tel: 020 7848 1973 

Dr Anna Z Loutfi is Legal Researcher and Projects Officer at The Dickson Poon School of Law. She provides academic and administrative support to the Distinguished Visitors, Lord Phillips and Lord Judge, and is their first point of contact at the School. Among other responsibilities, she was also part of the organisational team for the King’s Transnational Law Summit.

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