Meet our mediators

Gemma Baker 

Role: Student Education Service Assistant (PGR-Admissions), Faculty of Medicine and Health Graduate School

Responsibilities: Processing all new applications for research degrees within medicine and health, managing the majority of scholarship programmes and answering student queries.

Julia Bell

Role: School Receptionist/Postgraduate Admissions Assistant, Leeds University Business School

Responsibilities: First contact for visitors/students/staff. Providing advice, welcoming and directing visitors to appropriate meeting places. General office duties. Assisting the Postgraduate Admissions team on a part time basis. Covering Reprographics in the absence of the operator.

Gary Chambers

Role: Head of Secondary Initial Teacher Education, School of Education, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Responsibilities: Leadership and management of all aspects of initial teacher training – university-based; school-based; programme development; internal and external inspection.

Gayle Garland

Role: Senior Lecturer, School of Healthcare, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Responsibilities: Teaching across the portfolio of the school including undergraduate nursing education, and principally in the Master’s of Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care programme.  


Alastair Hay 

Role: Professor of Environmental Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine and Health 

Responsibilities: Teaching medical students; training academics in how to use active learning approaches in their teaching; research interests include the effects of chemicals on health.

Jane Holmes

Role: Estates Health and Safety Adviser, Facilities Directorate

Responsibilities: Responsible for all areas of Health and Safety for Estates and Security Services; duties include giving advice, undertaking inspections and delivering training.

Carolyn Keirs 

Role: Institute Business Manager, Faculty of Medicine & Health

Responsibilities: Working across two Institutes with the Directors and Heads of Division to plan and oversee the Institute HR, finance, purchasing, research support, student education support and estate functions.

Catherine Roberts

Role: School Administrator, School of Food Science & Nutrition, Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Responsibilities: Working with the Head of School to implement the School strategic plan and manage HR, finance, estates and the School Administrative team.

Jane-Marie Stocks

Role: Laboratory Manager, School of Earth and Environment, Faculty of Environment

Responsibilities: Management of the School Teaching and Field Prep Laboratories to support research, teaching and outreach. 

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