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Meet our Health Experts

The Institute of Health and Society brings together a range of staff with a wealth of expertise drawn from health, social care, nursing, midwifery, psychology and other related backgrounds. The majority of staff have extensive work-based experience and are able to offer a 'real world' view to the educational experience.

Institute of Health & Society

  • Dr Jan Quallington
    Head of the Institute of Health & Society
  • Jacquie Twaits
    PA to Head of the Institute of Health & Society (Jan Quallington)

Associate Heads of Institute


Department of Allied Health & Social Sciences (AHASS)

Applied Professional Studies

  • Peter Ayling
    Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer - BA (Hons) Social Work
  • Clare Bennett
    Senior Lecturer 
  • Chris Clarke
    Senior Lecturer - Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Kathy Clarke
    Senior Lecturer
  • Dr Janice Clarke
    Senior Lecturer
  • Deborah Cook
    Senior Lecturer - BSc (Hons) Health Sciences
  • Jennifer Dale
    Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead - MA Social Work
  • Amanda Evans
    Senior Lecturer - Clinical Pharmacology
  • Dr Kerry Gaskin
    Principal Lecturer in Advancing Clinical Practice
  • Joy Gauci
    Senior Lecturer - MA Social Work and Community Studies (International)
  • Emma Innes
    Senior Lecturer - MSc, PG Cert Leadership & Health Care         
  • Dr Tim Kilner
    Senior Lecturer
  • Dr John Leah
    Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead - MSc Public Health 
  • Hazel Luckhurst
    Senior Lecturer - Pre-Registration Nursing
  • Dr Brian Nyatanga
    Senior Lecturer and Lead for Centre for Palliative Care
  • Lesley Parish
    Practice Facilitator Social Work
  • Dr Maxine Pryce-Miller
    Senior Lecturer - International Studies
  • Alison Rushworth
    Senior Lecturer - BSc (Hons) Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing/ Programme Leader for Non-Medical Prescribing
  • Raluca Sarbu
    Senior Lecturer/ Programme Leader MA Social Work
  • Dr Duncan Shrewsbury
    Lecturer in Clinical Education and Primary Care
  • Dr Peter Unwin
    Senior Lecturer and IMPACT Service User and Carer Project
  • Kay Wall
    Senior Lecturer - Social Work Studies        

Paramedic Science

Department of Nursing and Midwifery



Academic Unit of Psychology

Centre for Violence Prevention (CVP)

  • Professor Erica Bowen
    Professor of Research Violence Prevention
  • Rosie Erol
    Senior Lecturer
  • Beverley Gilbert
    Senior Lecturer
  • Amy Johnson 
    Research Assistant
  • Claire Richards
    Senior Lecturer
  • Dr Danielle Stephens-Lewis
    Research Fellow and Sessional Lecturer - Psychology/CVP
  • Holly Taylor-Dunn
    Senior Lecturer

National Childbirth Trust Team

Association for Dementia Studies staff     


Head of Association for Dementia Studies

  • Gina Dutton - Head of Association for Dementia Studies

Research Team

Education Team

Admin Team

PhD Students

Associate Specialists

Mood Disorders Research Group

PhD Students

Please click here for a list of our current PhD students in the Institute of Health & Society.

The McClelland Centre - City Campus

  • Head of McClelland Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Project Lead Mental Health Strategy
  • Chris Bonell
    Exercise Physiologist
  • Richard Dilworth
    Operations Manager
  • David Hickman
    Clinic Administrator

Academic Support Unit

Julia Mathias 
Academic Support Unit Manager
01905 542234

Esther Dobson
Study Day, Conference & Events Coordinator
01905 542711

Jo Fleet
Study Day, Conference & Events Coordinator
01905 855147

Michelle Jellis
Senior Project Administrator - Research & the Professoriate
01905 542767

Rhiannon Jones
Departmental Administrator
01905 85 5480

Lizzie Ludlow
Senior Administrator to Nursing and Midwifery
01905 542856

Diane Prah 
Departmental Administrator - Nursing & Midwifery    
01905 855334

Emma Roper
Departmental Administrator - Psychology
01905 8555246

Deborah Sabbato
Senior Administrator - Business & Workforce Development
01905 855546

Debbie Shotton
Projects & Finance Administrator
01905 855385

Jacquie Twaits
PA to the Head of the Institute of Health & Society (Jan Quallington)
01905 855282

Work Based Learning Support (WBLS)

Sandra Phillips 
Head of WBLS and Employer Engagement/Team Leader
01905 542201

Lisa Band
WBLS Administrator
01905 542705

Sarah Davies
WBLS Administrator
01905 542419

Deborah Guest
WBLS Administrator
01905 855375

Teresa Harrison
WBLS Administrator
01905 542207

Louise Sylvester
Senior WBLS Administrator/Team Leader
01905 855461

Amy Taylor
WBLS Administrator
01905 855545

Academic Quality

Debbie Hancock
Senior Quality Administrator/Team Leader
01905 542042

Leonie Shuck 
International and Quality Administrator
01905 857513