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 you would rather talk to a committee member or an officer then please email:

American and Canadian StudiesNick Heffernan
Archaeology & ClassicsHelen Lovatt
Architecture and the Built EnvironmentPeter Rutherford
Bio SciencesSofie Sjögersten 
Campus LifeLisa Rull
Careers and EmployabilityLisa Rull
ChemistryScott Blankenship & Peter Harvey
Chemical & Environmental Engineering Jon Tew
Civil EngineeringLuke Prendergast
Computer ScienceStuart Reeve
Cultural, Media & Visual StudiesTing Chang
Digital and Technical ServicesAndrew Armstrong
EconomicsMarta Aloi, Cecilia Testa, Silvia Sonderegger
Education (inc. CELE) Anne Emerson & Jenny Elliot
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Engineering ResearchAdam Thompson
EnglishJoe Jackson
External and International
Financial & Business ServicesLiz Clunie
Foundation Engineering & Physical SciencesRob Howe
GeographyNick Clare, Joe Kearsey
Health SciencesElla Guerin
HistoryDean Blackburn
LawAgnes Flues
LibrariesTony Simmonds
Life SciencesTom Reader, Andrew Renault
Mathematical SciencesNabil Fadai, Alan Barker
Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing EngineeringAdam Thompson
MedicineAndrew Jackson, Ian Spendlove, Emma Wilson
Modern Languages & CulturesMelanie Bhend
Nottingham University Business SchoolTom Coogan, Gertjan Lucas
PhilosophyJoseph Kisolo-Ssonko, Karl Egerton
Physics and AstronomyAntonio Padilla
Politics and International RelationsMichaela Collord, Eloïse Bertrand
PsychologyCharlotte Bonardi
Registrar’s Department
Sociology and Social PolicyClaire Johnston, Will Paterson
Student ServicesLisa Rull
Theology & Religious Studies
Veterinary Medicine and ScienceCyril Rauch
Workload repJenny Elliot

If the area you work in is not listed here, please get in touch at
If no rep is listed it is because there is a vacancy. Perhaps you might be willing to take on a rep role?  The role does not need to be onerous, and there is always help available. 
If you’d like to have an informal chat about what being a rep might be like, then email us at and someone will be in touch.