Professional practice support contacts
Contact details for professional placements at UWE Bristol.
Practice absence reporting
All Health and Applied Sciences (HAS) students are required to report their absence from practice placement. We recommend placement providers to report student absence to our dedicated shared inbox. Please see the absence reporting policy (PDF) for further information.
Out-of-hours urgent welfare concerns
In case of an emergency where a university member of staff is required, we have a dedicated telephone line that can be used only outside of office hours. Call 44 (0)7814 791 212 on weekdays between 17:00 (16:30 on Fridays) and 08:30 in the morning, or at weekends.
During office hours please contact the contact numbers listed in the practice support or practice absence reporting sections.
Professional practice office team (PPO)
Nicola Liles, Health and Education Placement Manager
Nicola manages placement coordinators, oversees allocation of students, liaises with programme managers on student issues, including retrievals and other matters.
Timothy Porter, Health Placement Team Leader
Timothy manages placement administrators, oversees allocation of students, liaises with programme managers on student issues, including retrievals and other matters.
Sophia Cassells, Placement Coordinator
Sophia works on the allocation of Adult Nursing students.
Beverley Mead, Placement Coordinator
Beverley works on the allocation of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Nursing students.
Alison Baxter, Placement Coordinator
Alison works on the allocation of Paramedic Science, Diagnostic Radiography and Radiotherapy and Oncology students.
Lelia Barascu, Placement Coordinator
Lelia works on the allocation of Optometry, Physician Associates, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy (non-apprentice) students.
Health Professions students.
Wendy Stafford, Placement Coordinator
Wendy coordinates Social Work placements.
Rachel Edmunds, Placement Coordinator
Rachel coordinates the allocation of Nursing (Children and Young People) and Open University students.
Jenny Phillips, Health Placement Support Coordinator
Jenny coordinates the allocation of Midwifery students, manages the confidential practice support line and the administration of transitional workshops.
Dami Zubair, Health Placement Support Coordinator
Dami coordinates the allocation of Midwifery students, and manages the confidential practice support line.
Harriet Jones, Health Placement Support Coordinator
Harriet coordinates the allocation of Music Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Apprenticeship students.