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Ms Maria Arkless

BA (Hons)

Senior Departmental Officer


As a key member of the Business School’s professional support team Maria ensures that the operational activities she leads are aligned to the strategic aims and objectives of the Business School, Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and Durham University.

Providing leadership and clear direction to teams in the Doctoral Office, Dean’s office, Durham Doctoral Training Centre in Islamic Finance and Journal of Management Studies editorial office, with responsibility for defining and supporting the development of administrative support for research staff. 

Demonstrating initiative, with a creative approach to supporting staff in all aspects of their work, ensuring resources are effectively and efficiently deployed. 

Maria closely with Heads of Department, Programme Directors, and other key staff within the Business School and professional services departments across Durham University.

Contact Details

Senior Departmental Officer
+44 191 3345990