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Academic Registrar and Team


 Chris Twine

Academic Registrar

Dr Chris Twine

Chris started his Higher Education career following completion of his PhD in International History at Aberystwyth University, beginning with a clerical post at the University of Cambridge. Following a subsequent short time as a researcher with the BP Official History Unit, he joined the University of Warwick as a generalist Administrative Officer from 2001-2003. Chris moved on to become Student Records Manager at the University of Birmingham, where he progressed his career becoming Assistant Director of Academic and Student Administration in 2007 and Director of Student Services from 2010-2015. Whilst in the latter post, he led the student welfare, Graduate School, student funding, awards, student experience and congregations functions, and oversaw the development of a £12million Student Hub project, delivering a new service model across a range of operations. He was also a member of the Executive of AMOSSHE, the Student Services Organisation, from 2012-2014. Chris became Academic Registrar at the University of Wolverhampton in early 2015 and subsequently oversaw a major restructure of Registry and Faculty-based student services.

Chris joined Warwick in 2018 as Academic Registrar, and leads the senior team responsible for: Student Recruitment, Outreach & Admissions; Education Policy & Quality; Student Opportunity; Academic casework; Work-based and Professional Learning; and Student Administrative Services. Chris is also Secretary to the Academic Resourcing Committee.


Telephone: 024 765 22785


Departmental Administrator

Alison Thomas

Alison joined the Academic Registrar's Office in October 2009 as ARO Office Co-ordinator and PA to the Academic Registrar. She previously worked in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for five years and prior to that spent 15 years at Barclays Bank as a senior PA.

Alison now works as a Departmental Administrator for the Academic Registrar's Office & Secretary to Council's Office.


Telephone: 024 765 75683

Michelle O

Personal Assistant

Michelle O'Keeffe

Michelle started work in the Academic Registrar’s Office in September 2016 as PA to the Academic Registrar. She joined the University in 1992 and worked as Personal Assistant to the University Secretary before moving to the Learning and Development Centre. She joined the Executive Office as Personal Assistant in 2005 supporting the Vice-Chancellor and in 2014 she became PA to two Pro-Vice-Chancellors.


Telephone: 024 765 75679


Education Projects and Academic Governance Officer

Phil Griffiths

Phil started working full-time for the University in June 2006 as a member of the Allocations Team in Warwick Accommodation. In October 2015 he joined the University’s Institutional Governance Team, supporting the secretariat of the University’s Council and committees. Phil then moved to the Academic Registrar's Office in November 2016, providing clerical support to the Senate secretariat and the four Faculty Board secretaries. In September 2017 Phil moved to his current role, providing administrative support to the Academic Registrar and Director of Education Policy and Quality.


Telephone: 024 761 50938