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Durham University

Global Durham

Conference Speakers

Professor Stuart Corbridge

Vice Chancellor and Warden

The Vice-Chancellor leads the University’s senior management team. He is responsible to Council for the overall strategic direction and performance of the University. As Warden, he has overall responsibility for Durham's colleges. He is also responsible for the University's Development and Alumni Relations Office. Further details can be found here.

Mr Jeremy Cook, OBE

Pro-Vice Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience)

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience) is responsible for promoting the wider student experience at Durham, including the overall strategic direction of the Colleges and Student Experience Division (incorporating the Student Support and Wellbeing Directorate and Experience Durham).

Jeremy champions the student support and enrichment agenda at the highest levels of the University, and his goal is to ensure that the wider student experience at Durham is unsurpassed in Europe and on a par with the very best institutions worldwide.

Further information can be found here.

Prof. Claire O'Malley

Pro-Vice Chancellor (Global)

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global) is responsible for the strategic leadership and implementation of the University’s international agenda.

She oversees the development of the International Study Centre at Queen’s Campus, Stockton-on-Tees; the development of strategic teaching and research partnerships with international peer institutions; the establishment of a Durham University presence in key global cities; work to increase research, study and work abroad opportunities for Durham undergraduates, postgraduates and research staff; and work to increase the percentage of students from outside the UK studying at Durham to around 35% by 2027.

She is also responsible for the University’s Marketing and Communications Office.

Further information can be found here.

Prof. Rob Lynes

Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Global) and Head of Stephenson College

A true global leader, Professor Rob Lynes has lived and worked all over the world working in leadership roles in NGOs and the British Council.

As College Principal, he has the overall responsibility for all college matters but everyone, especially students, are crucial for a vibrant community.

Further information can be found here.

Seun Twins

President, Durham Student Union

Seun is the President of Durham Students’ Union and serves as an ex-officio member of Council, Senate, Finance Committee, Governance and Nominations Committee, Ethics Advisory Committee and University Strategy Implementation Committee during her term in office. Seun studied International Relations as an Undergraduate at Durham University.

Further information can be found here.

Mellissa Abdu

Alumni and Supporter Engagement Manager (Volunteers and Networks)

Development and Alumni Relations

Dr Mike Adcock

Assistant Professor and LLM Admissions Director

Durham Law School

Professor Adekunle Adeyeye


Trevelyan College

Dr Eman Altuwaijri

Assistant Professor

King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Katherine Augarde

Senior Mental Health Advisor

Counselling Service

Kate Barnes

Product Director, UK and Europe

International Study Centre

Dr Carly Beckerman

Assistant Professor in the International Relations of the Middle East

School of Government and International Affairs

Prof. Sue Black

Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist

Department of Computer Science

Mr Steven Blundell

IT Business Partner

Computing and Information Services

Tim Broadwell

Immigration Compliance Manager

Scholarships, Student Funding and Student Immigration Office

Mr Travis Callaway

Managing Director

Private Equity, Strategic Group

Clover Rui Cheng

Electrical Engineering

PR China

Aaron Cheung

Current ISC student and Student Ambassador

International Study Centre

Marcus Cheung


Hong Kong

Ruth Craige

Admissions Manager (Undergraduate)

Recruitment & Admissions Office

Zubin Dass

Politics Philosophy & Economics (PPE)


Professor Sarah Davies

Head of Department / Professor (Modern Russian and European History)

Department of History

Prof. Jon Gluyas

Director Durham Energy Institute & Ørsted/Ikon Chair in Geoenergy Carbon Capture & Storage

Durham Energy Institute

Claire Hall

Senior Marketing Manager (Student Recruitment and Engagement)

Marketing and Communications Office

Kate Hampshire

Head of Department and Professor

Department of Anthropology

Andy Harston


Development and Alumni Relations

Chloe Hayes


South Africa

Sophie Holland-Francis

Student Support Officer

Prof. Julian Horton

Head of Department & Professor of Music Theory and Analysis

Department of Music

Jill Howarth

Admissions Manager (Undergraduate)

Recruitment & Admissions Office

Marija Huljak
Enquiries Co-ordinator

Recruitment & Admissions Office

Rosanna Hurst


Nous Group

Prof. Karen Johnson

Professor in Environmental Engineering

Department of Engineering

Dr Derek Kennet

Associate Professor

Department of Archaeology

Elias Koenig

Marketing Manager (Student Recruitment and Engagement)

Marketing and Communications Office

Kathy Lee

Master of Bioethics Candidate

Harvard University

Simon Litchfield

Exchanges and Study Abroad Manager

International Office

Mr Michael Lucey

Associate Professor (Teaching) in Finance & Director of Education (Economics and Finance)

Business School

Prof. Anna MacLarnon


Hatfield College

Jillian McGuren

Head of Progression Support

International Study Centre

Mr Andrew McKay

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD)

Alana Mann



Mandy Marlow

Head of Student Wellbeing and Community Engagement Office

Student Wellbeing and Community Engagement Office

Miss Philippa Matthews

Associate Professor (Teaching) in Accounting & Director of Education (Accounting)

Business School

Professor Amir Michael

Professor of Accounting (Teaching) & Programme Director Full-time MBA

Business School

Christina Milner

Web and Digital Content Manager

Marketing and Communications Office

Dr Joe Mulhern

International Partnerships Officer

International Office

Ghulam Mustafa Kamran

Former ISC student

Kleo Redd


Durham International Students Association

Emily Roper

Admissions Officer

Recruitment & Admissions Office

Grace Simpson

Managing Consultant

Nous Group

Quentin Sloper


Experience Durham

Ewan Swift

Welfare and Liberation Officer

Durham Student Union

Daniel Takyi


Durham People of Colour Association (DPOCA)

Dr. Ayo Teriba

Chief Executive Officer

Economic Associates

Donna Walker

Senior Information Governance Officer

Governance and Executive Support

Lindsay Webber

Senior Marketing Relations Officer

Durham Business School