About the university

Records coordinators

Each Faculty and Directorate of the University has at least one Records Coordinator.

Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities 

 Fiona Thirlwell

Faculty of Business 

Matthew Ray


Charles Tennant

Faculty of Education and Health 

Suzanne Vaughan


Gary Corcoran

Faculty of Engineering and Science

Nicola Twist

  Laura Nagle

Heather McAvoy-Marshall - NRI

  Rebecca Groves - Medway School of Pharmacy

Communications and Recruitment

Andrew Beardwell


Hannah Cook - International


Claire Barrett - Marketing and PR


Dan Stevens and Mary Davies - Alumni

Estates and Facilities

Michael Unsworth


Mick Millwood - Procurement


Per Reiff-Musgrove - Finance


Neil Cormack-Bissett


Lyn Arnold

Human Resources

Vickie Tomkins


Rob Morris


Gail Moore

Student Academic Services

Mark Crittenden


Bill Franciscy


Nicola Burrowes

Vice Chancellor's Office (VCO)

Trudy Brighton


Debbie Sheppard - Academic Quality Unit


Gillian Keyms - Education Development Unit


Joanne Keys - Health & Safety


Sonia Singh - Planning & Statistics

The role of the Records Coordinator

  • To raise staff awareness, in their Faculty or Directorate, of compliance with relevant legislation e.g. Freedom of Information Act, Environmental Information Regulations, Data Protection Act / General Data Protection Regulation
  • To ensure compliance with relevant legislation in their Faculty or Directorate, including assisting to set up new systems and procedures within their Faculty or Directorate during the period when new relevant legislation comes into force
  • To co-ordinate responses to enquiries under legislation in their Faculty or Directorate in consultation with the Information Compliance Manager
  • To maintain information and records management and compliance systems in their Faculty or Directorate
  • To maintain the Faculty or Directorate Information & Records Retention Schedule, in collaboration with the Information Compliance Manager
  • To co-ordinate the maintenance of archival records in their Faculty or Directorate, and administer where necessary the university off-site physical storage of their area's records
  • To collaborate with the Information Compliance Manager in relation to making appropriate information publicly accessible on the website
  • To liaise with the Information Compliance Manager on queries / or to request further guidance
  • To comment on guidance and training – and to attend appropriate training / briefing sessions to maintain their knowledge and understanding of the legislation and its implications for their Faculty or Directorate
  • To ensure appropriate delegation of tasks to achieve the obligations of the university and of the role