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Professional Services Staff

The School of Global Affairs' Professional Services staff provide support across the core areas of education and the student experience; research; business; technical and outreach. Most of the below staff are located in Bush House (NE) 4.01, with the exception of the outreach and technical teams.
 
Sabrina Fernandez
Head of School Administration
 
  • Leads and manages the School professional services team, ensuring high quality and effective support across the range of the School’s activities.
  • Leads on the harmonization of systems, processes and procedures across the departments/institutes within the School of Global Affairs.
  • Works closely with the Head of School on all aspects of strategic planning, strategy and policy development.
  • Oversees School resources (financial, personnel, estates).
Tel: 020 7848 7062
Email: sabrina.fernandez@kcl.ac.uk
 
 

Business

Ralph Parfect
School Business Manager

  • Manages the School’s Business functions and leads School Business Support Team
  • Oversees delivery of business support services (Finance, Estates, and HR) for all students and academic staff within the School of Global Affairs
  • Contributes to, and provides support for, the School’s strategic planning and operational aims
  • Ensures standard operating business processes and procedures are in place and are complied with

Tel: 020 7848 7175
Email: ralph.parfect@kcl.ac.uk

Laura Waibel
Senior Business Support Officer

  • Responsible for day to day financial transactions and related processes in the School, including expense claims, purchase orders and invoices
  • Financial reporting on non-research accounts
  • Compliance with the university's financial regulations
  • Responsible for some temporary staff hiring and payment via King's Talent Bank and casual payroll

Tel: 020 7848 1072
Email: laura.waibel@kcl.ac.uk

Adam Foote
Senior Business Support Offcer (Geography)
 
  • Supports the delivery of business support services (finance, estates, meetings and HR) for academic staff and students within the Department of Geography.
  • Supports the recruitment process, induction of new staff, probation, promotions, performance development review, recognition pay, professorial review, study leave etc within the Department of Geography
  • Works with the School Business Manager in financial processing including purchasing, invoicing, expenses claims and asset management, with particular oversight of the Department's non-pay budgets
  • Works with the Lab Manager on local space and infrastructure matters, including the allocation of space, resource requirements, minor estates works, obtaining estimates and the advising on long-term space requirements

Tel: 020 7848 8722
Email: adam.foote@kcl.ac.uk

 

School Administrative Officers

  • Administrative support to Head of Department / Institute Director(s)
  • Answer general enquiries
  • Support purchasing, invoicing and expenses claims
  • Support administration of HR processes
  • Support departmental meetings and are responsible for local space and infrastructure matters
Geography Adam Foote 020 7848 8722

adam.foote@kcl.ac.uk

International Development Jessica Turk 020 7848 1072

jessica.turk@kcl.ac.uk

Global Health & Social Medicine

Susan Chandler

020 7848 7063

susan.chandler@kcl.ac.uk

Lau China Institute Sheree Chin St-Clair 020 7848 1072

jessica.turk@kcl.ac.uk

India Institute Archita Jha

archita.jha@kcl.ac.uk

Brazil Institute Sheree Chin St-Clair 020 7848 1072

sheree.chin-st-clair@kcl.ac.uk

International & Outreach

Michael Farrant

School Communications Officer

  • Maintains webpages for the School, Institutes and Departments (not King's Prospectus (Programme Officers) or PURE (self-service))
  • Manages internal/external newsletters and communications
  • Oversees major changes on intranet

Tel: 020 7848 1624

Email: michael.1.farrant@kcl.ac.uk

 

Anna Laverty

Strategic Projects Manager

  • Project management lead for the School's Diversity & Inclusion programme of work 2018/19
  • Project management lead for the School's International Outreach programme of work
  • Works with Strategy, Planning & Analytics to support projects strategically and collaboratively, through change management and communications

Tel: 07584 594 797

Email: anna.laverty@kcl.ac.uk

 
James Baggaley
Global Partnerships and Engagement Officer (Australia)
 
  • Coordinates projects in the Menzies Australia Institute working with colleagues accross King's

Tel: 020 7848 8495

Email: james.baggaley@kcl.ac.uk

 

Archita Jha
Global Partnerships and Engagement Officer (India)
 
  • Coordinates projects in the India Institute working with colleagues across King’s

Tel: 020 7848 1356

Email: archita.jha@kcl.ac.uk

 

Tasnim Anwar

Marketing Assistant

  • Responsible for organising and promoting events the School
  • Assists with web updates
Email: tasnim.1.anwar@kcl.ac.uk
 

Education & Student Experience

Flo Austin
School Education Manager
 
  • Manages the School’s Education functions and leads the School Education Support Team
  • Oversees delivery of education support services for all students and academic staff, across each stage of the student life cycle, within the School of Global Affairs
  • Contributes to, and provide support for, the School’s strategic planning, education policy and programme development
  • Provides oversight of the School’s education portfolio of taught and research programmes
Tel: 020 7848 8717
Email: flo.austin@kcl.ac.uk
 
 

Bree Neale

Senior Programme Officer (Executive Education)

  • Plans and delivers the day-to-day administration of Chevening Financial Services Programme
  • Offers comprehensive and authoritative advice and support for all Chevening Financial Services Programme students in respect of programme regulations and curriculum
Tel: 020 7848 6144
Email: bree.neale@kcl.ac.uk
 
Linda Summers
Strategic Projects Officer
  • Co-ordinates education projects within the School of Global Affairs, with an emphasis on technological/business solutions
  • Acts as project co-ordinator, within the School’s Education Team, on education project design, engagement, communications, project readiness and change management
  • Work closely with School of Global Affairs Education Leads
  • Project workstreams include technology enhanced learning, teaching planning including resource allocation (timetabling, Graduate Teaching Assistants etc), regulatory change, business intelligence (benchmarking and market intelligence), data analysis, module and teaching evaluations, process improvement
Tel: 020 7848 4828
Email: linda.summers@kcl.ac.uk
 
Undergraduate Senior Programmes Officers
 
  • Plan and deliver the day-to-day administration of undergraduate taught programmes for the School, from induction to graduation as agreed with the School Education Manager
  • Offer comprehensive and authoritative advice and support for all undergraduate taught students in respect of programme regulations and curriculum choices
  • Provide comprehensive administrative support to the relevant committees (e.g. School/Department Education Committees) as required
Geography Isobel Ige
020 7848 2632
isobel.ige@kcl.ac.uk 
International Development Lee Sparks 020 7848 8719

lee.sparks@kcl.ac.uk

Global Health & Social Medicine Alysia Montrose 020 7848 1146
ghsm@kcl.ac.uk
 
Postgraduate Senior Programmes Officers
 
  • Plan and deliver the day-to-day administration of postgraduate taught and research programmes for the School, from induction to graduation as agreed with the School Education Manager
  • Offer comprehensive and authoritative advice and support for all postgraduate students in respect of programme regulations and curriculum choices
  • Provide comprehensive administrative support to the relevant committees as required
Geography
Maria Lisoy
020 7848 2239
geography-masters@kcl.ac.uk 
International Development
Ewa Dorobek
020 7848 1512
ewa.dorobek@kcl.ac.uk
Global Health &Social Medicine
Tracie Hughes
020 7848 7061
tracie.hughes@kcl.ac.uk
Institutes Camilla Luxford 020 7848 8718

camilla.luxford@kcl.ac.uk

Student Support Officers
 
  • To ensure that student enquiries by whatever medium are dealt with quickly, effectively and systematically
  • To manage confidential and sensitive student enquiries appropriately, referring to all available resources and services
  • To support the Senior Programme Officers and Academics within the School of Global Affairs
  • To set-up and maintain online systems
 Georgina Lonergan

020 7848 8720
sga-students@kcl.ac.uk

 Abigail Melia 020 7848 8721
sga-students@kcl.ac.uk
 
Student Experience Officers
 
  • Facilitate a range of student support activities across the School that are focused on ensuring that all students receive the best possible experience during their time at King’s
  • Work across all the Departments in the School with responsibilities encompassing careers, alumni relations, events and buddying schemes
  • Support the departmental academic leads in coordinating responses to annual feedback exercises
Geography Brooke Robinson 020 7848 2239
brooke.robinson@kcl.ac.uk
All other Departments and Institutes Katya Baker

katya.baker@kcl.ac.uk

Research

Lyanne Wylde
School Research Manager
 
  • Manages the School’s Research functions and leads the School Research Support Team
  • Oversees delivery of research support services for all staff within the School of Global Affairs
  • Provides support and advice for staff wishing to apply for research funding and consultancies
  • Provides oversight of the School’s research portfolio in compliance with university and funding bodies’ financial policies and regulations
  • Leads on pre-award support
Tel: 020 7848 1862
Email: lyanne.wylde@kcl.ac.uk
 
James Gagen
School Research Officer
  • Provides a comprehensive support function for research grant applications
  • Supports post-award grant management in the School
  • Assists School Research Manager with management of information pertaining to current and pipeline grants
Tel: 020 7848 1243
Email: james.gagen@kcl.ac.uk
 
Brenda Bih
School Research Officer (GHSM)
 
  • Provides dedicated post-award support for specific international research projects in GHSM
Tel: 020 7848 6098
Email: brenda.bih@kcl.ac.uk
 
Ana Betianu
School Research Officer (Geography)
 
  • Provides dedicated pre- and post-award support for specific multi-partner research projects: NCEO, UK Space Agency and EU funded projects in Geography
Tel: TBC
Email: ana.betianu@kcl.ac.uk

Technical

Dr Ben Gridley
Laboratory and Technical Facilities Manager
 
  • Manages the School’s Technical and laboratory functions and leads the Technical Support Team
  • Manages and oversees the School’s scientific equipment and facilities
  • Oversees safety for Geography labs and fieldwork, and hazardous waste disposal
  • Contributes to the School’s strategic planning of research computing, scientific equipment and facilities
Tel: 020 7848 2624
Email:  benjamin.gridley@kcl.ac.uk
 
 
Dr Jiangping He
Research Computing Officer
 
  • Supports academic members of staff and students working in the area of geographical and environmental science through the effective use of IT and scientific computing for research and teaching purposes
Tel: 020 7848 2916
Email: jiangping.he@kcl.ac.uk
 
 
Dr Francis O'Shea
Laboratory Technician
 
  • Provides technical support to UG/PG teaching programmes, Departmental staff, PhD/grant-funded projects and field research
  • Responsible for lab and field equipment inventory and booking
Tel: 020 7848 2624
Email: f.t.oshea@kcl.ac.uk
 
 
Dr Bruce Main
Laboratory and Field Instrument Technician
 
  • Provides technical support to UG/PG teaching programmes, Departmental staff, PhD/grant-funded projects and field research
  • Responsible for the maintenance, preparation and modification of field instruments
  • Responsible for electronics workshop
 
Tel: 020 7848 2653
Email: bruce.main@kcl.ac.uk
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