Professional services staff

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

Linda Brabbs

Linda Brabbs

Undergraduate Officer

Room 435

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3302

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

Mike Crabtree

Mike Crabtree

IT Manager

Room 410

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3322
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  • Oversight of the department's IT needs; development and implementation of IT strategy
  • Advice on IT systems; hardware and software purchasing
  • IT support for teaching and virtual learning environment via MOLE2
  • Training and support to help solve IT problems
  • Managing data security, availability, accessibility and recovery and compliance with data protection legislation
  • Maintaining and updating software and hardware for workstations and servers, including open-access student facilities

Photo of Polina GanevaPolina Ganeva

Programmes and Admissions Officer

Room 435

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3419

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

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 Alice JohnstoneAlice Johnstone

Graduate Intern


  • Programme Level Approach
  • Student Satisfaction

Photo of Stephen Leonforte- Departmental Administration AssistantStephen Leonforte

Departmental Administration Assistant

Room 435

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 6106

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

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Bev 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.

Emily FarmerEmily White

Research Support Officer

Room 435

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3315

  • Administrative support for postgraduate research student admissions process
  • Administrative support for postgraduate research programmes
  • Administrative support for the department's research projects

Photo of Ian WildIan Wild

Finance Assistant

Room 411

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3318

  • Administrative support for finance

Photo of Catherine Workman

Catherine Workman

Research Support Manager

Room 432

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 9189

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