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
Biological Sciences Phil Reeves 01206 873763 preeves@essex.ac.uk
Computing and Electronic Systems Francisco Sepulveda 01206 874151 f.sepulveda@essex.ac.uk
East 15, Loughton TBC TBC TBC
East 15, Southend Laura Collins 01702 328327 laura.collins@essex.ac.uk
Economics Rosella Argenziano 01206 873418 rargenz@essex.ac.uk
Edge Hotel School Dimitri Lera 01206 874684 ldimit@essex.ac.uk
Essex Abroad TBC TBC TBC
Essex Business School, Colchester James Norman 01206 872254 jnorman@essex.ac.uk
Essex Business School, Southend Marianna Marra 01702 328406 mmarra@essex.ac.uk
Essex Pathways Department Sandra Stephenson 01206 872840 systeph@essex.ac.uk
Government TBC TBC governmentddlo@essex.ac.uk
Health and Social Care, Colchester Natalie Cowan 01206 878417 njcowa@essex.ac.uk
Health and Social Care, Southend Paul Buka 01702 328426 pbuka@essex.ac.uk
History Lisa Smith 01206 874120 lisa.smith@essex.ac.uk
Interdisciplinary Studies Centre Timo Juetten
01206 872998 tjuetten@essex.ac.uk
Language and Linguistics Laurel Lawyer 01206 873762 l.lawyer@essex.ac.uk
Law and Human Rights

Elizabeth Fisher-Frank (Undergraduate)

Anna Antoniou (Postgraduate)

01206 876121

01206 872892
efisheb@essex.ac.uk

a.m.antoniou@essex.ac.uk
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies John Gillies 01206 872609 jgillies@essex.ac.uk
Mathematical Sciences Abdel Salhi 01206 873022 as@essex.ac.uk
Philosophy and Art History

Dr Lorna Finlayson (Autumn and Summer)

Ellisif Wasmuth (Spring)

01206 873002

01206 872622

ljfinl@essex.ac.uk

ellisif.wasmuth@essex.ac.uk

Psychology Tracy Robinson 01206 874134 tracy@essex.ac.uk
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies Anne Moss 01206 872921 am7420@essex.ac.uk
Sociology Roisin Ryan-Flood 01206 873551 rflood@essex.ac.uk
Sport, Rehabiliation and Exercise Sciences Jo Barton 01206 873774 jobarton@essex.ac.uk

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
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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.