Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Faculty support services

The faculty has a number of services involved with supporting its key functions, these are described below with general contact details, individual staff details for each are listed on the staff list people page.

Human resources

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has a dedicated Human Resources team who are the first point of contact for employees and managers for all staff-related matters within the Faculty.

The HR team provides advice and support to employees and managers throughout their employment at the University. This support includes employee relations, contract issues, grievances, performance reviews, as well as advice concerning staff leave, sickness matters and employee terms and conditions.

The team is responsible for recruiting new members of staff, including organising and attending interview boards, and will deal with any visa-related matters. They will also liaise with our temp agency when temporary staff are required to work within the Faculty. The HR team is based on BB 04 and is open to staff throughout the working day, email enquiries should be sent to the team's HR Assistants:


The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has a Business Finance Manager (Claire Price) who provides financial management information to inform fact-based decision making. They are responsible for financial planning, forecasting, reporting and creating business cases.

The Business Finance Manager is supported by Financial Planning and Analysis (Jack Grainger), Transaction Support, Transaction Processing, Student Finance and Research Finance teams. Further information can also be found on the Finance Department website (on-campus access required)

Contact information for these teams is as follows:

Research finance

Pre award – Phil Lidiard and Michele Dodd for non-EU bids and Maria Sega Buhalis for EU bids.

Post award

IT support

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has a dedicated IT support team who work as part of the universities IT Services group.

Due to the nature of the educational and research work carried out in the faculty, the team supports a large and complex IT infrastructure which includes several high-performance computational clusters, a unique immersive, 3-dimensional video and audio suite, multi-channel image capture systems and hundreds of nodes of simulation servers running commercial and bespoke software applications.

The team is split into three distinct groups; Service Support who provides first and second line user support along with the development of our windows desktop systems, Service Delivery who provides system administration for our UNIX/Linux infrastructure and a group of Systems Developers who support and administer IT systems which directly support our IT-intensive research.

This experienced IT team offer a full range of services from system design, commissioning and support, bespoke hardware and software solutions, user support, IT-related procurement advice, operations, database administration and various internet-based solutions.

General IT support enquiries should be directed to the IT service desk email.