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PAL Academic Course Contact Guide: Academic Course Contacts

This is a guide created by the Central PAL Team that provides information and advice on being a PAL Academic Course contact.

PAL Academic Course Contacts (ACCs)

Your PAL Academic Course Contact will be one of your main points of contact during your time as a PAL Leader as they are there to provide support to you and can assist with programme specific matters.. If you have any problems or concerns about your PAL  role, you need to inform both the Central PAL Team and your PAL Academic Course Contact.

You should contact your PAL Academic Course Contact  and the Central PAL Team if:

- You are unable to run one of your PAL sessions

- You are experiencing problems with the timing of your PAL session (as soon as possible)

- The attendance rate at your PAL sessions is low

- You have feedback from your PAL group to pass on to academic teams

- You encounter any problems with running your sessions

- You have any other concerns during your role as a PAL Leader


To find out more about how your PAL Academic Course Contact can support you, please see the attached PDF below.

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Programme PAL ACC
HSS PAL Contact Mike Knight
Nursing - Adult Ashley Spriggs
Nursing - Mental Health Steve Trenoweth
Nursing - CYP Duncan Randle
Midwifery Alison Taylor/Catherine Angell
Nutrition Joanne Holmes/Iro Arvanitidou/Swarajit Sarkar
Paramedic Science Iain Derby
Physiotherapy Louise Fazakarley/Rebecca Rendell
Occupational Therapy Saffron Scott
Sport Therapy Joanna Thurston
Social Work Fiona Cusack
Sociology Hyun-Joo Lim
Sociology & Criminology Patrick Van Calster/ Shovita Dhakal Adhikari
Sociology & Anthropology Stephanie Schwander-Sievers
Operating Department Practice Emil Siwadi
Biomedical Sciences  Anna Mantzouratou
Medical Sciences Anna Mantzouratou
Sport and Exercise Science (Clinical Science) Becky Rendell
Criminology Richard Heslop
Sports Therapy Osman Ahmed

Faculty of Management

Programme PAL ACC
Events Management Aravind Reghunathan 
International Hospitality Management Simon Thomas/Philippa Hudson
Sports Development and Coaching Sciences Daniel Lock
Sports Management Daniel Lock
Sports Psychology and Coaching Sciences Daniel Lock
Tourism Management Tim Gale
Business Studies Rebecca Hindley
Accounting and Finance Tahani Mohamed
BSc Marketing Samreen Ashraf

Faculty of Media and Communication

Programme PAL ACC
BA Communication and Media Phil Wilkinson
English Roy Watson
Marketing Communications Christopher Miles
Computer Animation Art and Design Reza Yousefzadeh
Computer Animation Technical Arts Ari Sarafopoulos
Visual Effects Adam Redford
History Laura Ramsay
Multimedia Journalism  Andrew Bissell
Television Production Martin Sharp (PAL Leader Recruitment)
Jennifer Durrett (PAL Leader Support)
Politics Elena-Alina Dolea/Ian Gwinn
Media Production Isabel Forrest/Wez Nolan/Rebecca Bond
BA Film Laura Crossley
Law Sam Walker


Faculty of Science and Technology

Programme PAL ACC
Computing (including Cyber Security Management) Heather Mayes/Suzy Atfield-Cutts
Music and Sound Production Clive Radford
Games Design Vedad Hulusic 
Games Software Engineer  Leigh McLoughlin
Design and Engineering Russell Wade
Digital Creative Industries Leigh McLoughlin
Psychology Andrew Johnson
BA Archaeology Tim Darvill
BSc Archaeology Dave Parham
Archaeological, Anthropological and Forensic Sciences Iain Hewitt
Forensic Investigation Poppy McLaughlin
Forensic Science Paul Kneller
Forensic Biology Richard Paul
Biological Science Paul Hartley
Environmental Science Iain Green
Applied Geography Marin Cvitanovic
Anthropology Sally Reynolds
Archaeology and Anthropology Ellen Hambleton
Ecology and Wildlife Conservation Anita Diaz