Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Michelle Barr

Senior Coordinator, Postgraduate Taught Programmes



I have been in the role of Senior Coordinator for PGT Programmes delivered by the Graduate School in the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) since October 2016. I have many years of knowledge and experience in FMS having administratively supported both research and teaching activities since May 2008. I have also worked within the HASS Faculty for the School of Education Communication & Language Sciences, where I first became a Newcastle University employee in December 2002. 

Current role and responsibilities 

The main purpose of my role is to support the Graduate School's teaching strategy for Postgraduate Taught Programmes (PgT). In particular I am responsible for overseeing and coordinating all of PGT eLearning programmes delivered by the School.  


PGCert Educational Leadership 

Research Project: 'The role of leadership in building a technology-enhanced learning culture in higher education'

BA (Hons) Leadership & Management (1st).

Research Dissertation 'The Impact of Performance Management and Appraisals on Employee Performance at Newcastle University'.  

HNC Business Management

Professional Organisations

Member of the Association of University Administrators (AUA)

Short courses 

Mindfulness for Peak Performance 

Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership

Research Administrators Awareness Programme (RAAP)

Adobe InDesign  

Website management - Dreamweaver, Contribute and SiteManager

Project Management and Time Management

Previous Positions at Newcastle University 

Lead Administrator/PA to Director - HNRC 2008 - 2016

Clinical and Programme Secretary - ECLS 2006 - 2008

North Leadership Centre, Training and Support Officer - ECLS 2002 - 2006