Departmental Disability Representatives
What are DDRs?
Departmental Disability Representatives (DDRs) are members of university staff who voluntarily take on the role of DDR in addition to their existing duties. Their role is to act as a departmental contact, for staff and students alike, in relation to any disability issue which may arise.
What do DDRs do?
Essentially, the DDRs provide a 'signposting' service to other support services within the university. In relation to disability issues, this usually involves close liaison with DUSSD. DDRs are 'disability aware' and, due to their departmental status, often have an insight into how the specific workings of their department may be reasonably adjusted to better support disabled students.
Are DDRs like College Senior Tutors?
No. The role of College Senior Tutors is different to that of a DDR. Neither should the role of DDR be confused with that of a Disability Adviser.
The role of DDR is a voluntary commitment and is usually taken on for the duration of one academic year. Consequently, DDRs will change from time to time within a department. DUSSD will endeavour to keep this contact list as current as possible. In case of any problems, please contact DUSSD directly.
Anthropology and Human Sciences DDRs
Professor Catherine Alexander - Durham Campus
Dr Sarah Elton - Queens Campus
Applied Social Sciences DDR
Dr Richard Bruce, School Administrator
Biological and Biomedical Sciences DDRs
(Biological) Professor John Gatehouse
(Biomedical) Dr Debbie Rowe, Technician Team Leader
Business, Finance and Economics DDR
Mrs Louise Manley, Senior Administrator (QME)
Dr Rachel Dickins, Administrative Officer, (Undergraduate)
Classics and Ancient History DDR
Mrs Vivienne Arbia, Department Administrator
Combined Honours DDR
Mrs Anne Parker, Administrator
Engineering and Computer Science DDR
Mr Adam Bent, Technical Manager
Earth Sciences DDR
Mrs Janice Oakes, Departmental Administrator
Caroline Stevenson (Office Manager for Student Progress issues)
Mrs Margaret Greenhalgh, Administrative Officer
Dr Shirley A. Goodyer, Learning & Teaching Administrator
Dr Julian Wright, Senior Lecturer
Mr Tufyal Choudhury, Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr Jennifer Gray, Research / Teaching Administrator
Medicine & Health DDR
Dr Andrew Chaytor, Lecturer
Modern Languages & Cultures DDR
Mrs Denise Gustard, School Manager
Dr Simon Mills, Lecturer
Natural Sciences DDR
Dr James Blowey, Deputy Head of Faculty (Natural Sciences)
Dr Jeremy-Allington Smith, Reader
Ms Janet Cooper, Departmental Administrator
School of Government & International Affairs (SGIA) DDR
Dr Maria Dimova Cookson, Lecturer
Theology & Religion DDR
Mrs Christine Wright, Departmental Administrator