Doctoral College staff directory

Leadership team:

Professor Roberta Mock, Director of Doctoral College


Professor Anthony Caleshu, Deputy Director of the Doctoral College – Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Professor Steve Furnell, Deputy Director of the Doctoral College – Faculty of Science and Engineering

Professor Bridie Kent, Deputy Director of the Doctoral College – Faculty of Health: for Schools of Psychology, Nursing and Midwifery, and Health Professions

Dr Claudia Barros, Deputy Director of the Doctoral College – Faculty of Health: for Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences


Dr Cristina Rivas, Doctoral College Manager


Postgraduate research support team:

Sarah Carne, Senior Research Administrator, Doctoral College


Cher Cressey, Doctoral College Administrator

Nikki King, Doctoral College Administrator

Catherine McCoulough, Doctoral College Administrator

Anna Walke, Doctoral College Administrator


Lucy Cheetham, Business Development and Communications Officer


Researcher development team:

Sarah Kearns, Researcher Development Manager

Julia Crocker, Doctoral College Administration Assistant

Postgraduate Research Coordinators

If you are thinking about becoming a postgraduate researcher at the University of Plymouth, you are welcome to contact the Postgraduate Research Coordinators in your field of interest.

They will discuss potential supervisors with you and answer any questions you might have about embarking on a research degree in their research area.

Find out who to contact and how they can help you