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If you’ve got a question about our doctoral offering or research programmes, we’d love to hear from you. All the contact details you need are below.

How to apply

If you're a prospective student with a question about applying for a doctorate, visit our postgraduate admissions' page for help.

Get in touch

You can contact us by email You can also drop in to one of our graduate schools at the addresses below.

Graduate schools contacts

Graduate School for the Faculties of HaSS and SAgE (Previously Research Student Support Team – RSST)

Level 6, Sir Henry Daysh Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom


Phone number:  0191 208 8713

Graduate School for HaSS and SAgE Staff

  • Mr Ross Patterson - Graduate School Manager (HaSS)
  • Ms Elaine Urwin - Graduate School Manager (SAgE)
  • Mr Adam Hiles - Graduate School Team Leader
  • Mrs Susan Sheehan-Watson - Senior Graduate School Assistant (Data)
  • Ms Hilary Skinner - Senior Student Progress Assitant
  • Miss Rebecca McLean - Graduate School Assistant
  • Miss Rachel Jenkinson - Graduate School Assistant
  • Miss Amie O'Halloran - Graduate School Assistant
  • Miss Tahura Zarrin - Graduate School Assistant

Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School (FMSGS)

Level 3, Ridley Building 1
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom


Phone number: 0191 208 7002


  • Ms Jo Nassor - Education Support Unit Manager
  • TBC - Graduate School Manager
  • TBC - Learning and Teaching Team Leader
  • Ms Janice Fuller - Faculty PGR Administrator
  • Ms Beckie Hedley - Faculty PGR Administrator
  • Ms Karolien Jordens - Faculty PGR Administrator
  • Ms Louise Campbell - Faculty PGR Administrator
  • Ms Charlotte Skelton - Faculty PGR Administrator
  • Ms Kim Walker - Faculty PGR Administrator
  • Ms Lin James - Faculty PGR Assistant

Dean of Postgraduate Study

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences             

Dr Ian Biddle

Deans of Postgraduate Research

Faculty of Medical Sciences                                  

Professor John Kirby, Dr Alison Tyson-Capper (Deputy Dean)

Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering   

Dr Phil Lord, Dr Nigel Thomas (Associate Dean)

Faculty Postgraduate Tutors

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences             

Dr Laura Leonardo

Faculty of Medical Sciences                                    

Dr Alison Tyson-Capper

Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering     

To be confirmed

Faculty Researcher Development Programmes

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences email:

Dr Laura Leonardo (Programme Manager)

Ms Mandy Chambers (Programme Assistant)

Faculty of Medical Sciences email:

Dr Richy Hetherington (Programme Manager)

Ms Holly Argent (Programme Assistant)

Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering email:

Dr Gail de Blaquiere (Programme Manager)

Ms Angela McLaughlin (Programme Assistant)