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Occupational Health team


For a confidential wellbeing chat during these times, you can email to arrange to speak remotely to an Occupational Health Practitioner, available Monday to Friday during office hours.  These specialist practitioners are all nurses with extensive experience.

In additional the Staff Counselling and Psychological Support service is currently set up to provide advice, information and counselling by email, phone and the secure platform Zoom. Please do get in touch by email at or phone 0113 3433694 and leave a message.

Opening times 

Our normal hours are 09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday.


Appointments are usually made via the Occupational Health Referral process, however if you have any questions or would like to discuss a matter with us, please get in touch with us. 

All consultations are by appointment as we do not offer a 'walk-in' service or a service for first aid or emergency medical assistance.  

If you or someone else is in need of urgent medical assistance please seek the help of a first aider in the area.  

If there is an emergency please contact Security Services on telephone number 0113 34 32222 who will assist you in contacting and guiding the relevant emergency services to attend your specific location on campus.  


If you have any concerns about being able to attend your appointment please contact Occupational Health on 0113 343 2997 ext 32997 or email and ask to speak to an Occupational Practitioner who will be able to advise further.

If you require wheelchair access or have a mobility issue there is a bookable disabled parking space behind the Occupational Health building on Willow Terrace. If you require this please ring the department on 0113 343 2997 ext 32997 or email who will give you further instructions.  

Confidentiality of information 

The University of Leeds Occupational Health Service takes employee confidentiality very seriously.  We treat all information and records with the highest level of confidentiality and discretion.  

Any information about an individual is confidential to the Occupational Health Service and may not be released to a third party without the informed consent in writing of the individual concerned.

Feedback & Complaints

We welcome feedback on the service or the website, please send any comments or suggested improvements to Occupational Health Service or complete the feedback and complaint form below and send it to Joanne Hoban, Interim Head of Occupational Health.


Joanne Hoban
Head of Occupational Health
Tel: ex32997

Julie Penrose
Occupational Health Practitioner
Responsible for: Environment, Engineering & Physical Sciences (EPS)
Tel: ex32997

Sally Casey
Occupational Health Practitioner
Responsible for:Arts Humanities and Culture (AHC), Leeds University Business School (LUBS),
Social Sciences and Law (SSL)
Tel: ex32997

Kathleen Quinn
Occupational Health Practitioner
Responsible for: Professional Services (PS), Facilities Directorate (FD)
Tel: ex32997

Pat Smith
Occupational Health Practitioner
Responsible for: Arts Humanities and Culture (AHC), Leeds University Business School (LUBS),
Social Sciences and Law (SSL)
Tel: ex32997
Caroline Booth
Occupational Health Practitioner
Responsible for: Faculty of Biological Science (FBS), FAculty of Medicine and Health (FMH)
Tel: ex 32997
Sandra Richardson
Occupational Health Technician
Tel: ex32997


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