Departmental Disability Liaison Officers (DDLO)

The Departmental Disability Liaison Officer (DDLO) is a direct link for you between the Student Services Hub and your department. They can help make sure that the Disability Service know about any adjustments you need.

Department Disability Liaison Officer Phone Email
Computing and Electronic Systems Francisco Sepulveda 01206 874151
East 15, Loughton Alice Philpott 0208 508 7328
East 15, Southend Emma Webb 01702 328327
Economics Abhimanyu Gupta 01206 872597
Edge Hotel School Dimitri Lera 01206 874684
Essex Abroad Katherine Dickerson 01206 872715
Essex Business School, Colchester Hugh Kilmister 01206 872558
Essex Business School, Southend Manuela Nocker 01702 328397
Essex Pathways Department Sandra Stephenson 01206 872840
Government Hersh Mann 01206 873238
Health and Social Care, Colchester Natalie Cowan 01206 878417
Health and Social Care, Southend Natalie Cowan 01206 878417
History Amanda Flather (Term 1)

Lisa Smith (Term 2 and 3)
01206 872311

01206 874120
Interdisciplinary Studies Centre Lorna Finlayson 01206 873002
Language and Linguistics Rebecca Clift 01206 872888
Law and Human Rights  Bev Jackson 

Sahar Maranlou (PG)
01206 872796
Life Sciences Phil Reeves 01206 873763
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies Jordan Savage 01206 874135
Mathematical Sciences Peter Higgins 01206 873019
Philosophy and Art History

Lorna Finlayson

01206 873002

Psychology Tracy Robinson 01206 874134
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies Poul Rohleder 01206 872209
Sociology Robin Brooker
Nicolae Radulescu
01206 873743
01206 873743
Sport, Rehabiliation and Exercise Sciences Andrew Hammond 01206 872897

Role of the Departmental Disability Liaison Officer

The Departmental Disability Liaison Officer:

  • has a knowledge of the subject area you are studying and the structure of the department
  • can provide advice about the University’s specialist support services
  • can act as a link between the department and the Student Services Hub
  • is available if you wish to disclose or initially discuss your needs with them
  • can liaise with lecturers if you are worried, or embarrassed, about talking to them about disability related difficulties
  • can assist if you feel the reasonable adjustments recommended are not being implemented by the department
  • can provide advice if you are experiencing problems with your academic progress as a result of a permanent or temporary disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty and who will be able to find out about the options available to you
  • will listen to your concerns confidentially

Section Disability Liaison Officers

In addition to Departmental Liaison Officers the following sections have appointed a Section Disability Liaison Officer you can contact to discuss disability related issues.

Role of the Section Disability Liaison Officer

The Section Disability Liaison Officer:

  • has a knowledge of the relevant section’s policies and procedures
  • can act as a link between the section and the Student Services Hub; you can disclose, or discuss your needs, confidentially to them
  • can liaise with members of staff in the section, if appropriate, about students’ disability related difficulties
  • can assist if you feel the reasonable adjustments recommended are not being implemented by the section
Student Services Hub
Need help?

If you need any further help and advice, please contact or visit the Student Services Hub who will be happy to assist you.