Professional services staff

These are the support staff at the Department of Economics. Find their contact details and areas of responsibility below.

Photo of Sachin Anand

Sachin Anand

Research Support Officer

Room 409

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 9651

  • Administration and upload of publications for open access.
  • Recording of outputs and coordination of internal review processes.
  • Assist with administration of annual REF stocktake exercise.
  • Assist with organisation of annual Research Planning meetings.

Mike Crabtree

Mike Crabtree

Learning Technologist & IT Manager

Room 410

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3322
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  • Provide pedagogical and technical guidance in use of learning technologies
  • Support online learning systems (MOLE, Turnitin, Encore)
  • Oversight of the department's IT needs; development and implementation of IT strategy
  • Advice and support for IT systems; hardware and software
  • Manage information security, availability, accessibility, storage and recovery, and compliance with data protection legislation
  • Support research computing and maintain systems

Jacob Holmes

Jacob Godfrey-Holmes

Marketing and Communications Officer

Room 409

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3319

Management of department marketing and communications

  • Student recruitment support
  • Research communications
  • Alumni relationship lead
  • Website content
  • Social media

Louise Harte

Louise Harte

Senior Postgraduate Officer

Room 435

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3456

  • Administrative support for departmental postgraduate taught student admissions processes
  • Administrative support for the department's postgraduate taught programmes
  • Administrative support for departmental undergraduate student admissions processes

Photo of Joanna JennerJoanna Jenner

Departmental Manager

Room 412

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3326

  • Departmental strategic and operational plans
  • Resource planning and deployment

Photo of Hollie JonesHollie Jones

Programmes and Admissions Officer

Room 435

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3419

  • Undergraduate Class Tests
  • Undergraduate Admissions and Open Days
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Module Choice

Photo of Sophie MaySophie May

Research Support Officer

Room 409


  • Point of contact for research application queries
  • Coordination of Department peer review processes
  • Provide reports on funding applications and awards
  • Research Committee Secretary

Kate McCormick

Departmental Support Assistant

Room 435

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3315

  • Departmental Administrative support, including: Estates, HR, Stationery, Personal Response Sets (Clickers) and Tutorial Attendance
  • Learning and Teaching support
  • PGT and UG Admissions support

Photo of David McCourtDavid McCourt

Student Experience Officer (Student Engagement)

Room 435

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 6106

  • Administration relating to undergraduate student status, attendance and performance.
  • Administrative support for Erasmus and Study Abroad programmes.

Photo of Shirley Riley-LakeShirley Riley-Lake

Student Experience Officer

Room 435

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3327

  • Undergraduate administration relating to student welfare
  • Extenuating Circumstances
  • Learning support requirements
  • Careers and employability
  • Degrees with Employment Experience/International Experience

Photo of Bev RawsonBev Rawson

Departmental Administration Manager

Room 435

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 9188

  • Departmental office coordinator
  • Recruitment and Admissions Team Manager
  • Timetabling
  • Work planning and allocation
  • HR admin and process management
  • Estates management
  • PA to Head of Department

Emma SheltonEmma Shelton

Finance Officer

Room 411

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 9543

  • Financial administration of the department’s core budgets
  • Provision of financial Information for the planning process
  • Management of the department procure to pay, expenses, casual payroll and expenditure processes
  • Responsible for the financial aspects of post award research finance

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Rachel Watson

Learning and Teaching Administration Manager

Room 435

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3398

  • Management of all aspects of Learning and Teaching administration support for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Photo of Ian WildIan Wild

Finance Assistant

Room 411

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3318

  • Administrative support for finance

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Catherine Workman

Research Hub Manager

Room 409

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 9189

  • Research strategy and development
  • Income capture (including URMS)
  • REF and Open Access
  • Impact
  • Project support for active grants