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Andy Dodman, Chief Operating Officer, University of Sheffield

Meet Our Members: Andy Dodman, University of Sheffield

Andy Dodman recently joined the AHUA after taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer at the University of Sheffield. Prior to this he worked as the University’s Director of HR, and brings to the role a people-led approach to management, with particular expertise and interest in personal wellbeing, happiness, and engagement in the workplace.


Helen Watson, Registrar and Secretary, Goldsmiths University of London

Meet Our Members: Helen Watson, Goldsmiths, University of London

Helen Watson joined Goldsmiths, University of London, as Registrar and Secretary in February 2017. The former Director of Planning at the University of Oxford studied Music at Exeter College and completed her MA in Higher and Professional Education at the Institute of Education. Prior to Oxford she held posts at City University and at Imperial College. Here she talks more about her new role.


Andrea Bolshaw - Registrar and Secretary, Newman University

Meet Our Members: Andrea Bolshaw, Newman University

Andrea Bolshaw is Registrar and Secretary at Newman University, and Clerk to the University Council. She was worked in higher education for 20 years, and has experience of 5 very diverse institution. Here she gives insight into her role at her current institution.


Meet Our Members: Vicki Nairn, Robert Gordon University

Vicki Nairn claims to have a low boredom threshold and a high curiosity level – attributes that have served her well in her varied career, and current role as Vice Principal, Corporate Operations at Robert Gordon University.


Jane Robinson, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, Durham University

Meet Our Members: Jane Robinson, Durham University

Jane Robinson gives an insight into her role as Chief Operating Officer and Registrar at Durham University. Jane joined Durham University in September 2016, having previously served as Chief Executive at Gateshead Council.


Brendan Casey, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, Oxford Brookes University

Meet Our Members: Brendan Casey, Oxford Brookes University

Brendan Casey, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at Oxford Brookes University worked at five different institutions before taking up his current role. Here he talks about his career, including a typical day in his role at Oxford Brookes, and the challenges ahead for HE.


Rachel Sandby-Thomas - Registrar, University of Warwick

Meet Our Members: Rachel Sandby-Thomas, University of Warwick

Rachel Sandby-Thomas joined the University of Warwick as Registrar in August 2016, after a career of 23 years in Central Government, most recently as Director General at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Here she talks about the transition to higher education and her role at Warwick.


Matthew Hilton, Kingston University

Meet Our Members: Matthew Hilton, Kingston University

The roles of Registrar, University Secretary and Chief Operating Officer vary greatly between institutions but include many shared responsibilities. In our new blog series, we ask members to tell us more about their working life and career history. Here Matthew Hilton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and University Secretary, talks about his role at Kingston University.


William Stephens, University Secretary and Head of the Executive Office, Cranfield University

Meet Our Members: William Stephens, Cranfield University

Professor William Stephens is University Secretary and Head of the Executive Office at Cranfield University. In our new Q&A feature, he gives us an insight into his role at the institution.