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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience


Their main role is to listen to any problems or complaints you may have (you may find it helpful just having someone to talk to), to help you decide whether you want to take your issue further, and to offer advice about what you might want to do next.

Some of them have training in particular aspects, such as mental health first aid, but none is a replacement for professional help or formal university procedures.

David Bainbridge +44 (0) 1223 333799 Anatomy Building, Room 68
Olivia Speed +44 (0) 1223 333765 Anatomy Building, Room 75
Sophie Jones via MS Teams sj491 Physiology Building, Room C6
Aileen Jordan +44 (0) 1223 333814 or via MS Teams amb1014 Physiology Building, Room A9a
Jenny Morton +44 (0) 1223 334057 Anatomy Building, Room 203
Clare Rutland +44 (0) 1223 333890 Anatomy Building

You can arrange to see any of the people on this list. You may decide you want to see someone you know, or someone who has a role in PDN somewhat like yours. Alternatively, you may feel happier seeing someone completely unrelated to your position in the department, or who you do not know well.

Whoever you see, your discussions will be entirely confidential – the only time confidentiality would be broken is if a wellbeing contact thought you, or someone else, was at immediate risk of harm.

And finally, seeing one of these people does not commit you to taking any further action or seeking any further help. Indeed, these discussions may be particularly helpful in deciding whether you actually want to take your issue further.

(Postgraduate students are advised to also make contact with their college graduate tutors for advice. Even if you seek to address any problems via another route, you should keep your college tutor informed of your progress.)