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Who is Who

For any general enquiries about postgraduate research at Manchester Met, please email gsresearchdegrees@mmu.ac.uk or ring +44 (0)161 247 3623.

For Faculty-specific enquiries, please contact the Faculty Research Degrees Administrator.

The Graduate School team

Head of Graduate School Dr Theresa McKinven +44(0)161 247 1709

Senior Graduate School Manager Yogita Patel +44 (0)161 247 3680

Yogita manages the Central Graduate School office, as well as the Research Degrees Teams based within the faculties. She is responsible for the policies and procedures that apply to the University's postgraduate research programmes.

PGR Development and Training Manager Dr Gayle Impey +44 (0)161 247 6471

Gayle leads on training and development for postgraduate researchers.

PGR Governance and Assurance Manager Karen Hartley +44 (0)161 247 1667

PGR Programmes and Quality Officer Donna Reaney-Smart +44 (0)161 247 1056

Donna's main responsibilities lie around postgraduate research programme approval, collaborative provision, quality assurance and quality enhancement, and programme and partnership development.

The role is a new one and will continually develop.

Marketing and Communications Officer Natasha Howells +44 (0)161 247 5077

Natasha leads on internal and external postgraduate research marketing and communications for the University. 

E-Learning Administrator Stephanie Barker +44 (0)161 247 3629

Stephanie is the administrator for the Graduate School's face-to-face development programme and the online Moodle platform for eLearning - including developing and curating new online content. She also maintains the team's web pages, leads on filming and video editing, facilitates sessions in the programme, and supports with events, projects, social media, communications and graphic design.

PGR Support Assistant Chrissy Jones +44 (0)161 247 3623