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Simone Kippins

Simone Kippins

Senior Department Manager


Simone Kippins is the Department Manager for the Department of Physics, King's College London. In this role, she leads the professional services team in the department and is responsible for the strategic planning and managing the delivery of a range of cross-functional activities in education, research and business support, enterprise and engagement, health and safety, space facilities management and meeting core equality, diversity and inclusion objectives.

Her duties include:

  • Working closely with the Faculty and Head of Department for the smooth running of departmental operations
  • Leading, managing, and supporting performance development in the Physics professional services team
  • Developing strategies and initiatives to improve and maintain support for the Head of Department, academic staff and students
  • Ensuring a robust department level infrastructure for teaching and research
  • Ensuring the effective running of department operations in conjunction with central services and teams, including admissions, registry, disabilities, student visa, HR, and procurement
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of department level financial procedures
  • Supporting the department with administering quality assurance and compliance procedures in line with local and college level policies and regulations

The Faculty of Natural, Mathematical and Engineering Sciences is based in the heart of London with a long tradition of world-leading research and teaching in physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and engineering. With nearly 5,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and around 350 academic and research staff, our ambition is to inspire, educate and innovate - fostering the next generation of scientists and future leaders.