College of Human and Health Sciences Staff

Head of College, Professor Ceri Phillips

Professor Ceri Phillips is Head of the College of Human and Health Sciences.

His interests include health economics, health policy, healthcare systems, pain management, chronic conditions, and public health.

View his profile and contact details here.

Ceri Phillips Profile

The Executive Team

Dr John Gammon is Deputy Head of College (Innovation, Engagement and Organisational Development).
His specialist subjects include governance in the NHS and infection control practice.

Professor Mark Blagrove is the Deputy Head of College (Research).
His interests include sleep, memory consolidation during sleep, aetiology of nightmares, relationship between dream content and waking life, and possible functions of sleep and dreaming.

Professor Michelle Lee is the Deputy Head of College (Learning & Teaching and Professional Practice). Michelle's interests are; obesity, appetite and eating behaviour. Her current research focus is the role of cognitive processes in body weight management.

Mrs Julia Pridmore is the Director of the College of Human and Health Sciences' Health and Well Being Academy. Her interests include quality improvement, governance and patient safety.

Mr Garry Astley is the Associate Head of College (Operations). He supports the Head of College as part of the Executive Management team which is responsible for strategic management of the College. He is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant & has served the profession on special interest UK panels.

Engagement & Governance

Director of Engagement

Megan Rosser is the Director of Engagement.
She is also an Associate Professor and Director of Studies in Nursing, with her role as Director of Engagement seeing her seconded to Hwyel Dda for three days a week as Head of Nursing, Midwifery, Education and Training.

Director of Governance

Gail Mooney is the Director of Governance.
She has considerable experience in programme development and expertise in work based learning. She is also an editorial board member of the Nursing Times, sits on the University's Postgraduate Taught Masters Executive Board and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Innovation & Performance

Director of Performance

Mary Paget is the Director of Performance. She is an Associate Professor and Director of Studies in Nursing. Her teaching includes; Healthcare Practice, Helping Support Workers and Care Assistants Improve the Care of Older Clients and Clinical Decision Making for Support Workers.


Director of Innovation

Stephen Herrieven is the Director of Innovation, Business Development and Strategic Finance.
Stephen has 30 years’ experience of working in the private sector with both small and large multinational businesses, primarily in Financial Services. Stephen’s extensive experience includes, business strategy, business planning, sales, marketing, operations, project management, business management and business development.

Postgraduate Research & Special Projects

Director of Postgrad Research

Dr Jaynie Rance is the Director of Postgraduate Research.
Her specialist subjects include health psychology, lifestyle behaviour change, chronic condition management and health services research and evaluation.

Director of Special Projects

Garry Astley is the Director of Special Projects. He is responsible for leading the principal professional support services for which include Finance, Marketing, IT and academic administration within the College of Human & Health Science, this also includes Special Projects facilitation.

Centres and Departments

Read about our four departments here:

  • Department of Interprofessional Studies
  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Public Health, Policy, and Social Sciences
  • Department of Psychology

Read about our research centres and groups here.