School of Social and Political Science

School Management/Senior Staff


Head of SchoolJohn Devaney
Director of Professional ServicesNeil Willett


Heads of Subject Areas
Centre of African StudiesHazel Gray
PIRBen Rosamond
Social AnthropologyLotte Hoek
Social PolicyDaniel Clegg
Social WorkGeorge Palattiyil
SociologyHugo Gorringe
STISLawrence Dritsas


Key contacts for Professional Services teams
Head of Teaching and Student ServicesMarie Craft
Research Office Portfolio ManagerCaroline Laffey
HR AdministratorMhairi Bingham
School Office Administrative OfficerGila Holliman
Finance Business PartnerSeamus Macleod
Head of Infrastructure, Information and Learning TechnologyIan McNeill
Head of Communications and EngagementGordon Coutts


Learning and Teaching Directorate
Director of Learning and Teaching Richard Baxstrom
Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching Meryl Kenny
Director of Undergraduate Programmes Andrea Birdsall
Director of Student Engagement and ExperienceGerhard Anders
Director of Postgraduate Research Programmes Steve Kirkwood
Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes  Vacant - to be filled shortly
Director of Online Learning Strategy and Development  Gian Marco Campagnolo
School Academic Misconduct Officer Nathan Coombs
Director of Student Development Richard Brodie
Research Directorate
Director of ResearchToby Kelly and Mathias Thaler (Co-Directors)
Director of the Research Training CentreAngus Bancroft
Director of Q-StepUgur Ozdemir
Deputy Director of Research - Data & Open ResearchAilsa Henderson
Deputy Director of Research - Ethics & Research IntegrityLotte Buch Segal
Deputy Director of Research - Knowledge Exchange and ImpactIngela Naumann
Director, InternationalEmily Adrion