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A small team of staff facilitate the Academy's activities and welcome any enquiries and ideas from staff and students.

Wish to speak to us in person? Come see us at Senate House - you can see the map here.

Alternatively, you can contact our team members directly.

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Prof Gwen van der Velden

Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor (Student Learning Experience) and

Academic Director: WIHEA

+44 (0) 7341 072427 (mobile)

+44 (0) 24 7652 3050 (direct line)

Pat Tissington

Prof Pat Tissington

Academic Director: Employability & Skills

+44 (0) 24 7657 4231 (direct line)


Lisa Drummond

Academy Administrator

+44 (0)24 7657 3205 (direct line)

michelle Michelle Kulpa

Administrative Assistant (and PA to Academic Director)

+44 (0)24 7652 8871 (direct line)


Max Edgson

Project Officer

+44 (0)24 7657 3206 (direct line)