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Harassment contacts' details

Here is the complete list of Harassment Contacts, in no particular order.

Design: Stefan Caspar, ILIaD
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All Harassment Contacts work across the University. Your Contact does not have to be from your own faculty or department. It's usually much better for both of you to be based in different parts of the University. Communications can often be by email, phone or Skype, so you don't even have to be on the same campus.

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Many ways of making contact

All landline and mobile phone numbers shown here are University of Southampton, rather than personal. Harassment Contacts are happy to talk on the phone, and where appropriate meet face-to-face. However, some prefer to have the first contact by email, due to their location (many staff work in open-plan offices) or the nature of their work. After making initial contact, if one or both of you are often away from campus you might then want to discuss talking by Skype or (where supported) FaceTime. Scroll down for more information about Skype.

For other ways of contacting the service, return to the Harassment Contacts' home page.

Anne Farrugia

Faculty and campus: Medicine/NETSCC (Chilworth)


Anne has been one of the Harassment Contacts team since 2013.

Donna Haynes

Professional service and campus: International Office (Highfield)


Phone: +44 (0)7713 082516. It's best to send a text message initially and Donna will then call you back. As Donna often travels, you could otherwise incur roaming charges.

Skype: by arrangement

Donna works as a Country Development Manager in the International Office covering Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Central Asia, but has also worked in Africa and China. She has extensive experience of supporting International and UK students with a variety of issues both in the UK and abroad. Donna would be happy to discuss concerns relating to harassment either face-to-face, by Skype or phone.

Claire Buchan

Professional service and campus: Health, Safety & Wellbeing (Highfield)


Phone: 023 8059 3950 (x23950)

Claire has been a Harassment Contact for six years and during this time has supported both staff and students in dealing with various problems/issues.

She is based at Highfield Campus and is available on a Wed-Fri basis in person or by email. Please make initial contact via email and Claire will ensure that you are contacted within 24 hours to arrange a suitable time to speak or if preferred meet in person.

Tracey Newman

Faculty and campus: Medicine (Highfield)


Phone: 023 80597642 (internal: x27642)

Tracey has experience of supporting both students and staff with a variety of issues. As well as being a lecturer in medicine she was previously a youth worker who ran LGBT projects. Tracey can be contacted to discuss concerns related to harassment, either by email or phone, or to arrange a suitable time to meet face to face.

Rachel Tucker

Professional Service and campus: Research & Innovation Services (Highfield)


Phone: 023 8059 4686 (internal: x24686)

Rachel has been a harassment contact for a number of years and during this time she has supported both staff and students with a variety of issues. In addition, she has completed a counselling course in her spare time and is willing to offer time and support to those in need.

Rachel can be contacted by telephone or email (Monday to Friday) and all information will be kept in complete confidence.

Mary Smith

Faculty and campus: FNES (Waterfront)


Phone: 023 80596028 (int: x26028)

Mary is been a HC volunteer for several years, currently based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton working in the Graduate Student Office. As part of her job role, Mary has many years of experience in supporting students and advising them of available services at the University. Mary is happy to initially be contacted by either telephone or email.

Linda Welch

Faculty and campus: Medicine/NETSCC (Chilworth)


Phone: 023 80597527 (Int: x27527)

Best time to contact: Office hours, 9-5

Linda has worked at the University of Southampton since 2009 and has several years' experience of supporting people through difficult times. While she is happy to discuss concerns over the telephone she sits in an open-plan office, so you may prefer to contact her by email in the first instance. Linda is based at the Science Park in Chilworth.

Alex Melhuish

Professional service and campus: HR/Diversity (Highfield)


Phone: 023 8059 3207 (x23207)

Skype: by arrangement

Alex has ben a member of the University's Diversity Team since October 2010, and supported LGBT students prior to this as a member of SUSU. He has chaired the University's LGBT Staff Network, and works with staff and students across the University on issues relating to gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, race and faith.

Alex is new to the harassment contact role, but has advised staff and students as part of his Diversity role for three years. He works full-time, and maintains access to his emails when out of the office. He loves drinking coffee and meeting people, so he is happy to meet face-to-face, but is also happy using the phone, Skype or email.

Lesley Taunton

Professional service and campus: Communications and Marketing (Highfield)


Phone: 023 8059 5203 (x25203)

Lesley Taunton works in the Communications and Marketing department in Internal Communications. She has worked in the business and charity sector and also for television and radio in the UK and abroad. Lesley works on Highfield Campus in Building 37 but visits faculties as part of her role. Lesley prefers contact by email initially and then face to face.

Ian Virtanen

Faculty and campus: Tony Davies High Voltage Lab (Highfield)


Becki Nash

Professional service and campus: UK Student Recruitment and Outreach (Highfield)


Phone: 023 8059 4750 (x24750)

Becki has been a member of the University since 2008, as a student and a member of staff. She has held both teaching roles, and a position providing information, advice and guidance for existing students and graduates, as part of the Careers and Employability Service. She is now a member of the Learn with US Transition Team providing support to prospective undergraduates undertaking academic projects in Further Education. Becki is best reached by email, and is happy to meet in person, or to chat via a phone conversation.

Helen Flynn

Faculty and campus: Medicine Graduate School (Southampton General Hospital)


Phone: 023 8120 4229 (71-4229)

Helen has worked with postgraduate research students for a number of years supporting both supervisors and students with many different issues. She can be contacted via email (Monday to Friday) before 9.00am and after 5.00pm.

Jason Langdon

Professional service and campus: Student Life (Halls of Residence)


Jason works as a Student Life Supervisor in the Student Services department. The Student Life team is a 24/7 wellbeing support service for students which has led to Jason gaining experience in a range of wellbeing-related situations. Please note that Jason works night shifts from 6pm-6am but is happy to discuss concerns face-to-face or by phone (please arrange by email)

Julie Price

Faculty and campus: Social Sciences (Highfield)


Phone: 023 8059 2875 (x22875)

Julie is new to being a harassment contact but she has worked in Higher Education for 20 years (in a variety of roles) and hence has a lot of experience of supporting both staff and students in different situations. Julie is happy to be contacted initially by email or phone, although please keep in mind that she shares an office with one other person and hence may not be able to have a private conversation with you immediately – on initial contact she is likely to set up a time for a private meeting or phone call, as appropriate.

Julie works Monday - Thursday and every other Friday.

Adrian Reyes-Hughes

Faculty and campus: Medicine (Southampton General Hostpial / Highfield)


Phone: 023 8120 6583 (71-6583)

Adrian has worked for the University since 2011, prior to that he worked for the NHS for over 35 years as in senior clinical and leadership roles. He has extensive experience in investigating grievance issues and disciplinary matter along with Chairing formal hearings related to such. He has completed executive coaching training, and a course in humanist counselling. He is a long standing member of the Faculty’s EDI team and is a member of the University’s Disability Steering Group. Adrian is happy to support all grades of staff and students with harassment concerns, however because of his position, Associate Director of Operations, within the Faculty of Medicine it would not appropriate for him to support staff and students based within the faculty. Adrian is happy to be approached by telephone and email in the first instance, and is willing meet face to face on any campus.

Libby Barton

Faculty and campus: Social Sciences (Highfield)


Phone: 023 8059 2545 (x22545)

Libby works in the Business School Placements Team. She worked as a Mental Health Practitioner for a number of years supporting a wide range of individuals. She also has experience of issues relating to disability. Her normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The easiest way to make initial contact is via email, but she is happy to talk on the phone or arrange face to face meetings.

Lorna Leverett

Faculty and campus: Arts and Humanities (Avenue / WSA)


Lorna is a Chartered Accountant, with 20+ years experience at the University and have held previous roles supporting SOES, ORC, ISVR and Engineering. SHe's a mother of a teenage son, enjoys travelling, photography & textiles, and working with people, as they are far more interesting than spreadsheets!

Juliet Hasson

Professional service and campus: Doctoral College (Highfield)


Juliet works as the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Doctoral College within SAA. She has previously worked in the charity sector and another higher education institution. Juliet works in Building 37 on Highfield Campus. As she works in an open plan office, you may wish to email her to make contact, however like Alex, she loves drinking coffee so will be happy to meet face-to-face.

Georgia Chalmers

Professional service and campus: VISAS Team (Highfield)


Georgia works for the VISAS Team doing administration and has been a member of the University both as a student and then a member of staff since 2014. Georgia works in building 37 on Highfield Campus, in an open-plan office so the easiest way to make initial contact is through email. She is more than happy to meet up face-to-face for a conversation over a drink and cake!

Caroline Benson

Faculty and campus: Arts and Humanities (WSA)


Phone: 023 8059 7842 (x27842)

Caroline has worked at Winchester School of Art in the student office since 2013, and is one of our newest Harrassment Contacts. She is a specialist in the area of international students and studies, and has lived and worked overseas, and in her current role travels to China regularly. She is happy to be contacted by telephone, email, or in person but is based in an open-plan office, so for confidentiality you may prefer to contact her by email initially.

Return to the top of this page, or for other ways of making contact, return to the Harassment Contacts' home page


In October 2014, the Harassment Contacts' team agreed on a re-design. Previous artwork had shown 'real' people interacting, unavoidably depicting some of them as victims, bullies or in listening roles.

The new artwork continues to reflect the dynamics between two or more people. Now it shows contact, progress and the expected resolution in a non-figurative way. By avoiding stereotypes, the design also emphasises the non-judgemental nature of this type of service.

We have a supply of postcards and posters. If you would like some, again to leave for people to pick up, please email

We always appreciate your help with spreading the word about the service. You don't need to be a Harassment Contact or client yourself.

About Skype

One to one video calls are free. You will need a webcam or compatible smartphone, along with a Skype account.

If you are new to Skype, you may find this page - set up for students on distance learning courses - useful: How to set up and use Skype. (Note though that neither Social Sciences nor iSolutions can offer technical support for private use.)

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