The Partnerships Team manages the University’s educational partnerships, with responsibilities assigned to team members. Any questions should be directed to a member of the team.

Team member Responsibilities

Claire Nixon, Deputy Director of Academic Services (Quality and Development)

  • Quality and Academic Development

  • Partnerships

  • International Collaborations and Mobility

  • Essex Abroad

Rachel Frost, Senior Partnerships Manager

  • Management of the Partnerships Team

  • Management of the Essex Abroad Team

Post currently vacant
Partnerships Manager (Development and Oversight)

  • UK/international developments

  • VC and Partner visits

  • Partner Institution training

  • Oversight of team partnerships

  • University of Suffolk partnership

Jemma Baker, Partnerships Manager (Development and Oversight)

  • UK/international developments

  • Joint PhDs

  • Oversight of team partnerships

  • Northwest University partnership


Danny O'Missenden, Partnerships Manager (Development and Oversight) 


  • UK/international developments
  • Partnerships Governance arrangements
  • Oversight of Kaplan Open Learning and Kaplan International Colleges partnerships

Roisin Dunne, Partnerships Manager

  • Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust partnership
  • Writtle University College partnership

  • LLB English and French Laws

  • South Essex College partnership

  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts partnership

Dawn Mott, Partnerships Manager

  • Colchester Institute partnership

  • Partnerships Education Committee

  • Kaplan Open Learning partnership

Wendy Brown, Partnerships Manager

  • Kaplan Singapore partnership

  • Hong Kong University SPACE partnership

Charlotte Strohm, Partnerships Manager

  • Kaplan International Colleges partnership

Vaughan McKee, Partnerships Officer (maternity cover for Charlotte Frost)

  • Due Diligence for new and existing partnerships
  • Support for new and current partnerships
  • Partnerships Education Committee support
  • Incoming partnerships visits

Owen Leate, Partnerships Assistant  

  • Support for partnerships activity

Dominic Micklewright, Dean of Partnerships


Allan Hildon, Deputy Dean of Partnerships


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