Professional practice support contacts

Contact details for professional placements at UWE Bristol.

Practice support helpline

To raise concerns, share good practice and for general enquiries please call our practice support helpline on +44 (0)117 32 81152 or email hscpsl@uwe.ac.uk.

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.

You can call our telephone answer service to record student sick leave and absence on +44 (0)117 32 83283  or email practiceabsence@uwe.ac.uk.

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.

Office hours

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. 

Claire Cresswell, Placement Coordinator

Claire works on the allocation of Optometry, Physician Associates, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy (non-apprentice) students.

Allied Health Professions students.

Mandy Turner, Placement Coordinator

Mandy works on the allocation of of Optometry, Physician Associates, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy (non-apprentice) students.

Sarah Davies, Placement Coordinator

Sarah coordinates Social Work placements.

Rachel Edmunds, Placement Coordinator

Rachel coordinates the allocation of Nursing (Children and Young People) and Open University students.

Katherine McPherson, Placement Administrator

Katherine supports the Education team.

Helena Golunska, Health Placement Support Coordinator

Helena coordinates the allocation of Midwifery students, and manages the confidential practice support line and the administration of transitional workshops.

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.

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