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A photo of Professor Jenny Higham.Professor Jenny Higham
Email: Jenny Higham
Executive Assistant: June Phillips
Phone: 0208 725 5008

Professor Jenny Higham joined St George’s as Principal in November 2015 and is responsible for directing all activities and developments at the university. Professor Higham led the creation of the new St George’s Strategic Plan 2017-2022, which identifies the values and strengths that make St George’s a distinctive community and sets out how we will sustain our excellence and impact in education and research.  

She was the first female Chair of the Medical Schools Council, the representative body for UK medical schools. She has been actively involved in academic policy and delivery for a number of years, both in the UK and internationally and is on the university sector boards of UUK (Universities UK) and UCEA (Universities and Colleges Employers Association). Alongside her role as Principal, Professor Higham continues clinical practice as a consultant gynaecologist.

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Deputy Principals
Deputy Principal (Education)

A portrait of Jane Saffell.Professor Jane Saffell
Email: Jane Saffell
Executive Assistant: Jolanta Jeromina
Phone: 0208 725 5336

Jane Saffell is Deputy Principal (Education), Professor of Neurobiology and Bioscience Education and Director of the Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education at St George’s. In her Deputy Principal role, Jane is responsible for education, teaching and learning development, student experience and student development (employability and learning gain).  

Deputy Principal (Research and Enterprise)

A portrait of Jon Friedland.Professor Jon Friedland
Email: Jon Friedland
Executive Officer: June Phillips
Phone: 0208 725 2437

Jonathan Friedland works to develop and enhance the university strategy of pursuing excellent and ambitious research, both responding to major and emerging healthcare challenges and delivering significant societal impact. In addition, the Deputy Principal helps foster a culture of enterprise involving diverse partners, including St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Ratcliffe new 200 x 300Mr Paul Ratcliffe
Email: Paul Ratcliffe
Executive Assistant, June Phillips
Phone: 0208 725 5008

As Chief Operating Officer, Paul is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and has responsibility for the vast majority of St. George’s, University of London’s (SGUL) Professional Services. He is also the executive lead across a number of areas of the University, including strategic planning and risk, audit and efficiency.

Previously, Paul had a number of leadership roles at Imperial College London from 2007 until 2016. As well as being responsible for a number of areas across the School of Medicine, he also worked internationally as Project Manager, leading Imperial’s responsibilities in setting up the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore.

Prior to Imperial, he worked in a number of roles in other Universities and as an Education Management Consultant for the NHS.

Paul is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He is also an active member of the Association of Heads of University Administration. In his spare time, Paul is Vice Chair of the Board of Governors and Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee at a Primary School.

Finance Director

A photo of Susan McPheat.Miss Susan McPheat
Email: Susan McPheat
Phone: 0208 725 0395

Susan McPheat is Director of Finance and responsible for all finance activity at St George’s, which ranges from collecting student fees and paying invoices and expenses, to monthly and annual financial reporting and returns to Office for Students. Susan is also responsible for payroll and the Planning team report into her.

Senior management team

The senior management team consists of the below deans, directors of institutes and directors of professional services in addition to the above senior leadership team.

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Directors of Professional Services
Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development

A photo of Jenny WintersMs Jenny Winters
Email: Jenny Winters
Phone: 0208 725 5128



Director of Planning

A photo of Julie LeemingDr Julie Leeming
Email: Julie Leeming
Phone: 0208 725 3642



Academic Registrar

A photo of Jenny LawsMs Jennifer Laws
Email: Jennifer Laws
Office Manager: Jan Jackson
Phone: 0208 725 5024



Director of Estates and Facilities

A picture of Graham SchofieldMr Graham Schofield
Email: Graham Schofield
Phone: 0208 725 5331



Director of External Relations, Communications and Marketing

A photo of Caroline DavisMs Caroline Davis
Email: Caroline Davis
Office Manager: Jan Jackson
Phone: 0208 725 2196



A portrait of Pamela Agar.Ms Pamela Agar
Email: Pamela Agar
Office Manager: Jan Jackson




Caroline works full days on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Pamela works half a day on Tuesday and full days on Wednesday and Thursday.

Director of Governance, Legal and Assurance Services

Sian MarshallSian Marshall
Email: Sian Marshall
Phone: 0208 725 0585



Director of Information Services
A portrait of Rob Churm.Mr Rob Churm

Email: Rob Churm
Phone: 0208 266 6078



Director of Joint Research and Enterprise Services

A photo of Mark CranmerMr Mark Cranmer
Email: Mark Cranmer
Personal Assistant: Jayshree Morjaria
Phone: 0208 725 4376



Director of Research Operations

A picture of Anna Dulic SillsDr Anna Dulic-Sills
Email: Anna Dulic-Sills
Divisional Administrator: Sandhiya Patel
Phone: x5907



Director of Quality and Partnerships

A photo of Derek BaldwinsonMr Derek Baldwinson
Email: Derek Baldwinson
Phone: 0208 725 5996




Directors of Institutes
Director of the Institute of Infection and Immunity

A photo of Julian MaProfessor Julian Ma
Email: Julian Ma
Phone: 0208 725 5818



Director of the Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education 

A photo of Rachel Allen.Professor Rachel Allen
Email: Rachel Allen
Executive Assistant: Jolanta Jeromina
Phone: 0208 725 5993 


Director of the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Research

A photo of Dot BennettProfessor Dot Bennett
Email: Dot Bennett
Research Centre Administrator: Angela Mason
Phone: 0208 725 5202



Director of the Institute of Population Health Research

A photo of Peter WhincupProfessor Peter Whincup
Email: Peter Whincup
Phone: 0208 725 3584



Dean of Joint Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (with Kingston University)

A photo of Professor Andy Kent, Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education.Professor Andy Kent
Email: Andy Kent
Executive Assistant: Deborah Porter
Phone: 0208 725 2155



Dean for Students

A photo of Aileen O'BrienDr Aileen O'Brien
Email: Aileen O'Brien
Phone: 0208 725 2155



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