Health and safety department contacts (HSLO / DHSO / DSE facilitators)


The Health and Safety PolicyThe Health and Safety PolicyThe Health and Safety Policy requires Heads of Department to appoint a Departmental Health and Safety Officer (DHSO) or Health and Safety Liaison Officer (HSLO) to advise and/or support them on health and safety related matters. They provide advice for staff on departmental health and safety procedures and can direct to specialist technical advice. DHSOs are usually required in larger departments or those with higher or more complex risks.

Most departments and sections have a HSLO or DHSO. Some also have HSLOs for centres, units or teams within a department. If your department does not have a HSLO or DHSO, contact your Head of Department directly.

All HSLOs and DHSOs are added to the Health and Safety bulletin mailing list. If you wish to receive this to your email, please add yourself to the subscription list.

DSE facilitators

DSE facilitators are staff appointed by your department/section to help ensure that any actions arising from your DSE self-assessment form (.docx) are taken. If your department doesn't have a DSE facilitator, please contact your Health and Safety Liaison Officer.


Each department and section has an allocated lead health and safety adviser from the Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing (WHSW) team to assist them.

Who to contact in your department

Below you will find the details of HSLOs/ DHSOs, DSE Facilitators and the lead Health and Safety Adviser for your department.

Arts and Humanities

WHSW lead adviser - Glyn Shand

 Department HSLO / DHSO  DSE Facilitator 
Faculty team  Julie Storey 
East 15 Acting School   Loughton

Mark Spicer

Laura Collins

 Southend  Steve Owens Teresa Zoers-Taylor
Edge Hotel School  Andy Boer TBC
Essex Law School   Jamie Tuxford  Lorraine Pearce
Essex Pathways Jayne Summers 
Literature, Film and Theatre Studies Bernadette Stephens TBC
Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies  Rachel Weightman
Abby Connell
Rachel Weightman

Science and Health

WHSW lead adviser - please contact

Social Sciences

WHSW lead adviser - Glyn Shand

Department  HSLO / DHSO  DSE Facilitator 
Faculty team 

Nikki Jackson

Jess Ward


Angharad Pearce
Carlos Carrillo Tudela

Jess Ward
Essex Business School  Colchester Louise Cattrall 

Louise Cattrall
Hayley Bennett

 Southend  Emma Aldridge Emma Aldridge
Government Kimberley Stockley  Jess Ward
Institute for Social and Economic Research  Kim Bones 
Kim Bones 
Language and Linguistics  Colin Emms Jess Ward
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies Debbie Stewart

Katrina Radford
Alison Evans

Sociology  Sheila Marrinan 

Sheila Marrinan
Jess Ward

UK Data Archive  Kim Berry

Kim Berry
Susan Powling

Professional Services

Academic Section

WHSW lead adviser: Glyn Shand

Department HSLO / DHSO & DSE Facilitator
All areas to contact: Academic Section Operations Group

Communications and External Relations

WHSW lead adviser: Richard Green

Department  HSLO / DHSO & DSE Facilitator
 All areas to contact:  CER Central Team

Digital Innovation Technology Solutions

WHSW lead adviser: Richard Green

Campus HSLO/DHSO DSE Facilitator
Colchester TBC
Southend TBC Matt Softly

Estate Management

WHSW lead adviser: Richard Green

Department HSLO / DHSO DSE Facilitator 
Estate Management Richard Green
Security and Campus Safety Adam Gorden  
Sustainability Matthew Moss   

Finance, Planning and Data Insight

WHSW lead adviser: Richard Green

Campus HSLO/DHSO  DSE Facilitator 

Carol-Ann West 
Nigel Appleton

Southend TBC TBC

People and Culture

WHSW lead adviser: Richard Green

HSLO / DHSO  DSE Facilitator

Megan Winstanley
Abigail Fletcher

Abigail Fletcher 
Megan Winstanley

Library and Cultural Services

WHSW lead adviser: Glyn Shand

HSLO/DHSO DSE Facilitator 
 Jacqui Randle

Jacqui Randle
Susannah Wrycraft

Research and Enterprise Office

WHSW lead adviser: Richard Green

HSLO/DHSO DSE Facilitator 

Sharon Stevens

Office of the Vice-Chancellor

WHSW lead adviser: Richard Green

Campus HSLO/DHSO DSE Facilitator 


 TBC Tracey Barnes
Southend  TBC Sally Ovenden

UECS and Campus Services

WHSW lead adviser - Adam Woodhouse

Department HSLO / DHSO  DSE Facilitator 
Accommodation Essex

Jack Howe

Essex Food
Event Essex Louise Ratnage TBC
Soft FM Jayne Herring
Essex Sport
James Homewood
Wivenhoe House Hotel
Darren Baker

Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery

Dawn Saunders

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Telephone: 01206 872944