The Postgraduate Research Support Team

The Postgraduate Research Support team is available to provide support for both prospective postgraduate research students and current postgraduate research students across all three campuses. We are always willing to answer queries and provide help wherever possible.

For students registered at the Penryn campus, please contact the team via email in the first instance or ask for them at the information desk in Peter Lanyon.

For students registered at the Exeter campuses, please contact the team via email in the first instance:

The academic member of staff who has oversight of student affairs is the Director of Postgraduate Research, Prof Thomas Morton.

Professional Services Staff

STEMM PGR Manager (Job-share) Helen Pisarska +44 (0) 1392 724395
STEMM PGR Manager (Job-share) Jennifer Simmons +44 (0) 1392 723310
PGR Support Officer (Exeter) Laura Yeves +44 (0) 1392 723706
PGR Support Officer (Cornwall) Jo Shepherd +44 (0) 1326 213853
PGR Administrator (Exeter) Andrew Cook +44 (0) 1392 725854
PGR Administrator (Cornwall) Rachel Spittle +44 (0) 1326 255944
PGR Administrator (Exeter) Stephanie Powell +44 (0) 1392 725937
PGR Administrator (Exeter) Madi Pollard-Shore +44 (0) 1392 724365

Each discipline within the College has a designated Director of Postgraduate Studies, who is responsible for promoting a rich academic environment for postgraduate research students (PGRs) within their discipline, and to ensure that appropriate supervisory arrangements are in place for students.

College Prof Thomas Morton +44 (0) 1392 724616
Biosciences (Exeter) Dr Eduarda Santos +44 (0) 1392 724607
Biosciences and Geography (Penryn) Dr Alex Mesoudi +44 (0) 1326 253712
Human Geography (Exeter) Dr Pepe Romanillos +44 (0) 1392 723912
Physical Geography (Exeter) Dr Lina Mercado +44 (0) 1392 725074
Psychology Dr Anna Rabinovich +44 (0) 1392 725527
Sport and Health Sciences Dr Anni Vanhatalo +44 (0) 1392 722815
Psychology Professional Directorates Prof Ked Laidlaw +44 (0) 1392 724621
Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean
Professor Dan Charman
Director of College Operations
Neil Whitfield
Associate Dean for Research
Professor Nina Wedell
Associate Dean for Education
Dr Richard Winsley
Associate Dean for International and Development
Professor Stuart Bearhop
Heads of Department

Professor Dave Hodgson, Biosciences Cornwall
Dr James Wakefield, Biosciences Exeter
Professor James Scourse, Geography Cornwall
Professor Henry Buller, Geography Exeter
Professor Manuela Barreto, Psychology
Dr Jo Bowtell, Sport and Health Sciences

CLES Head of Finance
Neal Whitfield
HR Business Partner
Joe Wall