Meet the Chaplaincy team

Find out more about the team and how they can support you

Julie Nicholson - Coordinating Chaplain

I have worked in parish ministry, hospital chaplaincy, theatre and broadcasting. I enjoy walking by the sea, people, stories and writing. I am available for pastoral and spiritual support for students and staff; including bereavement support and a friendly listening ear when life gets tough.

Tel: +44 (0)11732 84142

Julie Nicholson

Becky Dale - Chaplaincy Administrator

I provide admin support to the chaplaincy team and ensure our sanctuary spaces are well maintained. I can assist with general chaplaincy enquiries, signposting, booking appointments and Octagon room bookings.

Tel: +44 (0)11732 86735

Associate Chaplains

Our Associate Chaplains are a mix of staff members and external community partners. Each Associate Chaplain has their own faith, belief or spirituality and areas of particular interest and specialism and are available to provide pastoral care to students and staff of all faiths and none. 

Reverend Nick Adams – Associate Chaplain (Anglican)

Areas of speciality: Community arts, leading groups in meditation and Buddhist/Christian dialogue, wellbeing.

Based at City Campus
Tel: +44 (0)795 200 5137

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Reverend Tim Gibson – Associate Chaplain (Anglican)

Areas of speciality: Anglican spirituality, bereavement support, daily prayer, faith in the workplace, stress management.

Based at City and Frenchay Campus
Tel: +44 (0)117 328 7279

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Lynsey-Ruth Mansfield – Associate Chaplain (Anglican)

I can provide a listening ear and pastoral care to those of any religion or belief, and offer support for those new to the faith or exploring it for the first time. I have experience operating in interdenominational and interfaith contexts within both UWE Bristol and the charity sector.

Tel: +44 (0)11732 82152

Lynsey Ruth Mansfield

Father Thomas Skeats – Associate Chaplain (Order of Preachers)

I have been a member of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) for the past 18 years. I studied theology at Oxford, Rome and Durham. In 2022, the Bishop of Clifton asked me to become the new Catholic chaplain for both UWE Bristol and University of Bristol.

Based at Frenchay Campus

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Rob Stewart – Associate Chaplain (Anglican)

I work part-time as a senior lecturer on the Glenside campus helping with Diagnostic Radiography BSc and the Foundation Program. I am an ordained minister in the Church of England, working mainly in rural parishes. My interests are primarily in well being and mental health awareness.

Tel: +44 (0)117 3288920

Rob Stewart

Faith Representatives

As part of our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our students and staff, we have faith and spirituality representatives from across the university who are available for one-to-one conversations, pastoral care and advice from a faith-based or spiritual perspective. 

Students and staff are welcome to contact any of the reps and make arrangements to meet on campus, online or on the phone. All our reps work within safeguarding and confidentiality guidelines.

Abdullahi Arabo
Faith Representative – Muslim
Tel: +44 (0)11732 87162

Ian Brooks
Faith Representative – Christian (Anglican)
Tel: +44 (0)11732 87078

Areas of specialism: faith and the environment, and faith and the difference it makes in practice and in business.

Samia Chowdhury
Faith Representative – Muslim

Areas of specialism: Faith and young people, faith and women, spiritual wellbeing and connection.

Lauren Davis
Faith Representative – general
Tel:+44 (0)11732 88261

Dom McLernon
Faith Representative - Christian

Areas of specialism: reversion to the Christian faith, contemplative practice within the Christian tradition, Christian faith in healthcare practice, mental health and faith.

Roisin Matthews
Faith Representative - Christian
Tel: +44 (0)11732 82235

Areas of specialism: pastoral care, dealing with doubt, stress and wellbeing management, mindfulness and compassion.

Valerie Russell Emmott (Former UWE Bristol employee)
Faith Representative – Jewish (Liberal) (Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation)

Areas of specialism: meditation and spirituality, inclusivity, self-care and mindfulness.

Geoff Solomon-Sims
Faith Representative – Christian (Baptist)
Tel: +44 (0)11732 87429

Areas of specialism: faith and doubt, pastoral listening.

Mark Tomlinson-Lane
Faith Representative – Catholic
Tel: +44 (0)11732 87838

Areas of specialism: Traditional Catholicism, pro-life, Patristics, Catholic apologetics.

Debbie Wright
Faith Representative – Christian (Evangelical)

Areas of specialism: stress management, bereavement support.

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