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Assembly Representatives on the Senate

As set out in Statute 9 and Ordinance 6, the Assembly of the University has the power to appoint six members to the Senate, of whom: four should be academic staff, and two should be professional services staff, and make recommendations to the Council or to the Senate on any matter relating to the University, including any matters referred to it by the Council or by the Senate.

The six Assembly Representatives on Senate during the 2021-22 academic year are listed below. Click on the names to find out more about each individual:

Dr Jane Bryan
Professor Saul Jacka
Professor Gabrielle Lynch
Dr Naomi Waltham-Smith
Clare Watters
Jenny Wheeler

Dr Jane Bryan

Dr Jane Bryan

Dept.: School of Law

Job: Reader

Email: j.m.bryan@warwick.ac.uk 

Term on Senate: 2019 - 2022

Interests (in terms of Senate business): I’m particularly interested in issues relating to teaching-focussed staff, part-time staff, Assembly representation in governance and student discipline. I encourage Assembly members to get in touch with these or any other issues.

Professor Saul Jacka

Professor Saul Jacka

Dept.: Statistics

Job: Professor

Email: S.D.Jacka@warwick.ac.uk 

Term on Senate: 2019 - 2022

Interests (in terms of Senate business):

Professor Gabrielle Lynch

Gabrielle Lynch

Dept.: Politics and International Studies

Job: Professor

Email: G.Lynch@warwick.ac.uk 

Term on Senate: 2021 - 2024

Interests (in terms of Senate business):

Dr Naomi Waltham-Smith

Dr Naomi Waltham-Smith

Dept.: Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM)

Job: Associate Professor, Director of Postgraduate Teaching in CIM, Chair of the Faculty Social Sciences Education Committee

Email: naomi.waltham-smith@warwick.ac.uk 

Term on Senate: 2020 - 2023

Interests (in terms of Senate business): I’m particularly interested in issues relating to workers who have traditionally been marginalized in the academy, Assembly representation in governance, academic freedom, and the evolving UK education policy landscape. Assembly members are encouraged to get in touch about these or any other issues.

Clare Watters

Clare Watters

Dept.: Centre for Lifelong Learning

Job: Academic Administrator

Email: C.Watters@warwick.ac.uk 

Term on Senate: 2021 - 2024

Interests (in terms of Senate business):

Jenny Wheeler

Jenny Wheeler

Dept.: Estates

Job: Accessibility Officer. Also Co-Chair of Disabled Staff Network

Email: j.wheeler.1@warwick.ac.uk  

Term on Senate: 2019 - 2022

Interests (in terms of Senate business): I regularly highlight matters relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion on Senate and any areas which may require further discussion or Equality Impact Assessments. As a Warwick Alumni I also bring a unique perspective having seen the University from both the student and staff sides. I also focus on issues relating to professional services staff on grades 6+. Assembly members are encouraged to get in touch about these or any other issues.

Senate Assembly Representative Drop-in Sessions

Dates of drop-in sessions/surgeries held by the Senate Assembly representatives and open to all members of the Assembly are listed below:

Contact details:

Please feel free to email Assembly Reps on assemblyreps@warwick.ac.uk