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. 
Department Disability Liaison Officer Phone Email
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Javier Andreu-Perez 01206 872770
East 15, Loughton Pamela Freedman 020 8418 7328
East 15, Southend Emma Marns 01702 328327

Francesca Salvati

01206 872769
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 Maja Pulic (Law, Business, Economics, Sciences)
Victoria Allen-Baume (Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities)
01206 872840
01206 872231
Government Hersh Mann 01206 874062
Health and Social Care Natalie Cowan 8417/6558

Peter Gurney

01206 873946

Interdisciplinary Studies Centre

Steve Gormley

01206 872709
Language and Linguistics

Language:Dounia Bissar
Linguistics: Rebecca Clift (Terms 1&2)
Claire Delle Luche (Term 2)

02106 872213
01206 872888
01206 872113
Law and Human Rights Bev Jackson 01206 872796
Life Sciences Angela Pine 01206 872 552
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

Jordan Savage

01206 874135
Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science Berthold Lausen 01206 872958
Philosophy and Art History

Steven Gormley (Term 1)

Lorna Finlayson (Terms 2 & 3)

01206 872709

01206 873002

Psychology Tracy Robinson 01206 874134
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies Marita Vyrgioti   01206 872209
Sociology Illana Flora 01206 872871
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences Patrick Schoenmakers 01206 876282

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.