Department Representatives

Department Representatives are UCU members who have volunteered to be a link between the Branch Committee and members located in particular parts of the university. In such a large organisation they play an important role on behalf of the union.  There is no ‘job spec’ for Department Representatives – some are happy to offer help and advice, others are happy to point members with a query in the right direction.

If you work in an area with a Department Representative (see below) you may want to approach them in the first instance if you have a query. If they can’t help, they will be able to direct you to someone who can.  If the area you work is is not listed below, it is because we do not have a Department Representative for your area. Perhaps you might be willing to take it on?  The role does not need to be onerous, and there is always help available.  If you’d like to discuss the issue informally with a committee member then email us at and someone will be in touch.

American and Canadian StudiesCatherine Rottenberg
Architecture and the Built EnvironmentPeter Rutherford
ChemistryOscar Siles-Br├╝gge
Civil EngineeringNick Thom
Computer ScienceVenanzio Capretta
CounsellingSarah Hinds
Culture Film and MediaJen Birks, Ting Chang
EconomicsSteve Leybourne
Education (inc CELE) Mary Bailey, Lindsay Cooper
Electrical and Electronic EngineeringLeah Ridgeway
EnglishLila Matsumoto
FABSAngela Lees
FrenchKatherine Shingler
GeographyNick Clare
German StudiesVacant
Health SciencesMike Craven
HistoryDean Blackburn
Information ServicesAndrew Armstrong
LawAgnes Flues
LibrariesTony Simmonds
Life SciencesTom Reader, Andrew Renault
Mathematical SciencesAlan Barker, David Sirl
MedicineMartyn Harling
Nottingham University Business SchoolMarek Korcynski, Rob Cluley
Pharmacy Vacant
PhilosophyJoseph Kisolo-Ssonko
Physics and AstronomyJohn Owers-Bradley
Politics and International RelationsAndreas Bieler
PsychologyClaire Lawrence
Russian and Slavonic StudiesMonica White 
Sociology and Social PolicyNick Stevenson
Spanish, Portugese and Latin American StudiesJane-Marie Collins, Adam Sharman
Veterinary Medicine and ScienceCyril Rauch