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PAL Central: Academic Course Contacts

An online hub of guidance and resources for our PAL Leaders and their Level 4 students.

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, what you can gain from them, and how they can benefit from you, please click on the PDF image to the right. The file will open in a separate tab.

Please see below for a list of the PAL ACCs across all four faculties.

PAL Academic Course Contact details


Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Programme PAL ACC
HSS PAL main contact Mike Knight
Adult Nursing  Ashley Spriggs
Children and Young People's Nursing  Alexandra Hull/ Heidi Singleton
Criminology  Mark Berry
Criminology & Psychology Caroline Andow
Criminology & Law Richard Heslop/ Martyn Underhill
Mental Health Teresa Burdett 
Midwifery Debbee Houghton/ Juliet Wood 
Nutrition Sarah Hillier 
Operating Department Practice Debora Almeida
Occupational Therapy Saffron Scott
Paramedic Science

Adam Bancroft

Physiotherapy Kathryn Collins
Sociology Jayne Caudwell
Sociology & Anthropology Patrick Neveling
Sociology & Criminology Gavin Weston
Social Work Fiona Cusack
Sport and Exercise Science (Clinical Science) Rebecca Neal
Registered Nursing Degree Apprenticeship Dawn Morley
Sports Therapy Malika Felton 



Bournemouth University Business School

Programme PAL ACC
Business and Management (Business Studies) Roberta Discetti
Events Management Katherine King
Marketing Ediz Akcay/ Mariana Rodriguez Consoni
International Tourism and Hospitality Management Quynh Nguyen
International Hospitality and Business Management Quynh Nguyen
International Tourism and Business Management Quynh Nguyen
Tourism Management Quynh Nguyen
Accounting and Finance Tahani Mohamed
Sport Daniel Lock



Faculty of Media and Communication

Programme PAL ACC
Computer Animation Art and Design Paula Callus
Computer Animation Technical Arts Oleg Fryazinov
Visual Effects Adam Redford
Communication and Media Phil Wilkinson
Marketing Communications Sae Oshima and Mona Seyed Esfahani
Multimedia Journalism  David Brine
Sports Multimedia Journalism  David Brine
English Tom Masters
History Laura Ramsay
Law Sam Walker
Politics Jenny Alexander
Television Production Carina Westling
Media Production Isabel Forrest/Kathryn McDonald/Rebecca Bond/ Carolina Machado Oliveira
Film Simon Perkins
Photography James Fair



Faculty of Science and Technology

Programme PAL ACC
Archaeological, Anthropological and Forensic Sciences Dave Parham
BA Archaeology Tim Darvill
BSc Archaeology Dave Parham
Archaeology and Anthropology Ellen Hambleton
Anthropology Fabio Parracho Silva
Biological Science Demetra Andreou 
Biomedical Sciences Anna Mantzouratou
Computing (including Cyber Security Management) Heather Mayes
Design and Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering Russell Wade
Ecology and Wildlife Conservation Amanda (Mandy) Korstjens 
Environmental Science Daniel Franklin
Forensic Science Richard Paul
Forensic Biology Samuel Rennie
Forensic Investigation Sally Reynolds
Games Design Huiwen Zhao
Games Software Engineer  Karsten Pedersen (Leigh to also be contacted by Central PAL)
Geography Andrew Ford
Medical Sciences Sarah Upson
Music and Sound Production  Clive Radford
Product Design  Russell Wade
Psychology Sarah Collard