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Working both within IMBE and across the wider St George’s, University of London community, the IMBE Operations team provide a professional support service to the IMBE staff and student community. We cover a range of activities, including technical services for our teaching laboratories, support for educational activities across St George’s, and finance and course administration. 

Meet the team

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Vanessa Powell, Director of Education Operations

As a member of St George’s senior management, Vanessa works with colleagues across the university in the coordination, development and operation of professional services relating to education and student experience. Based in IMBE, Vanessa also leads the IMBE education operations teams in their delivery of a professional service in support of the institute’s educational activities, as well as manging the Education Office Administration team.

Education Office Administration
Jolanta Jeromina, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Principal (Education)’s Office

Jolanta provides proactive, high-level administrative support to Professor Jane Saffell, Deputy Principal (Education) and members of the senior education leadership team.  Jolanta also has responsibility for IMBE information management and communication, project administration and office management. She also line manages the IMBE Operations Assistant.

Meg Butler, Education Strategy Manager

Based in IMBE, Meg works across St George’s, University of London, providing project management support to the delivery of the university’s education and students strategy. Meg’s scope embraces key institutional strategic priorities, including the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), student satisfaction, experience and engagement, and growth in St George’s education portfolio.

Colin Smith, Finance Administrator
Working closely with the central Finance team, Colin is the key point of contact for IMBE colleagues for day-to-day finance inquiries, bridging the gap between the institute and Finance, Procurement and the Joint Research & Enterprise Office (JREO). Colin is also responsible for manging St George’s student online teaching feedback scheme and IMBE processes for internal staff awards, including the conference and development funds.
The Graduate School, Postgraduate Administration

Led by Dafina Shabani, the Postgraduate Administration team is based in IMBE, but works across St George’s to support the delivery of taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees. The team also supports the development of St George’s professional education offering, including the development and delivery of short-courses, online learning and standalone modules. 

Learn more on The Graduate School pages.

Undergraduate Administration

Undergraduate Science Administration Team

Located in the Registry team, the Undergraduate Science Administration team are an integral part of IMBE education operation. Led by Karolina Ossowska, the team is responsible for providing administrative support to all of St George’s undergraduate programmes in the Centre of Biomedical Education. The team prides itself on being a key link between students, academics and the wider university community.

MBBS Programme Team

Led by Joanna Carroll and Katherine Pigott, the MBBS Programme Team supports the academic and clinical leads in delivering the MBBS course. The team manage all of the administrative elements of the MBBS course, including:

  • timetabling and scheduling

  • clinical placement administration

  • curriculum planning and development

  • supporting students throughout their time on the course.

In addition to working internally with St George’s academic and clinical leads, the MBBS Programme Team liaise with our affiliated hospital sites to ensure all curriculum needs are delivered and work to develop areas of programme management to ensure students get the best possible experience during their studies.

Centre for Innovation and Development in Education (CIDE) Administration

Led by Paola Motta, CIDE Programmes Manager, with support from Shire Meah, CIDE Administrator, the CIDE administration provides a proactive and professional service to staff and students across all areas of CIDE activities.

Learn more on the CIDE pages.

Teaching Services

Led by Lynn Plowright, Teaching Services provide key technical support for St George’s courses. In addition to supporting teaching activities in the Jenner Wing labs, Hunter Wing teaching labs, clinical skills practice rooms and general teaching room, Teaching Services play a vital role in ensuring the delivery of practical examinations.

 

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