The University of Southampton
Health Sciences

Executive Team

Dean of Health Sciences
Professor Mandy Fader

Professor Mandy Fader, Dean of Health Sciences

Mandy Fader received her nursing qualification from St. George’s Hospital, London in 1980. She began her career in continence with a research post at University College London (UCL) in 1982 and joined the clinical continence team in 1984. In 1995 she returned to research at UCL and worked on a programme of continence product evaluations, completing her PhD in 2001. In 2004 she joined the University of Southampton’s Continence Technology and Skin Health group and leads a team of researchers focusing on research into continence products and devices, and the effects of incontinence on skin health. Mandy is an ex-Trustee of the International Continence Society (ICS), is currently a member of the ICS nurses committee, a committee member for the International Consultation on Incontinence (Management with Products chapter), an editor for the Cochrane Incontinence group, and consulting editor for the US Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing journal. Mandy is Dean of Health Sciences.

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Principal Teaching Fellow, Associate Dean Education and Student Experience
Anne Baileff

Anne Baileff, Principal Teaching Fellow, Associate Dean Education and Student Experience

Anne is a registered nurse, midwife and independent prescriber. She has extensive experience of advanced clinical practice and medicines management, and practised as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care, and Consultant Nurse in Unscheduled Care, for many years.

While in these roles Anne made a major contribution to the development of innovative nurse-led community and primary care services and the education and development of nurses working in these areas. As Head of Clinical Standards she was responsible for leading the clinical governance and standards agenda in an NHS Community Trust.

In her role as Associate Dean Education and Student Experience she has executive responsibility for managing and leading the development of the Faculty education portfolio and student experience. Anne also continues to contribute to the design and delivery of medicines management related education and the non-medical prescribing programme. She is also an NMC reviewer for NMC approved programmes.

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Associate Dean Strategy Delivery, Business and Enterprise
Sue Colley

Sue Colley, Associate Dean Strategy Delivery, Business and Enterprise

Dr Sue Colley qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1981 and as a registered Health Visitor in 1983. In 1987 she moved into healthcare education, working as a tutor at the Nightingale and Guy's College of Health, transferring to a lectureship at King's College London in 1993. In 1997 Sue was appointed to her first higher education management role as Head of Applied Social Science at the Nightingale Institute, King's College, London. In 2000 she began work as a policy consultant whilst undertaking her doctoral studies. In 2003, having successfully completed her doctoral thesis on the relationship between Higher Education and the UK National Health Service to support workforce development, Sue relocated to Southampton, accepting a senior position at the University of Southampton.

Sue's initial position at the University of Southampton was as Director of Professional and External Liaison within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She undertook this for five years and then, as Director of Employer Engagement and Enterprise, became part of a leadership transition team, managing the process of creating the Faculty of Health Sciences. The Director of Employer Engagement and Enterprise was a unique post within the University, the focus of the remit being to promote the concept of a ‘Faculty without walls', working closely with employers to ensure that education, research and enterprise activity was respected and fit for purpose in a rapidly evolving health care economy and higher education market. Increasingly the role was recognised as trailblazing and other institutions have sought to replicate it. As a consequence, Sue's advice has been sought regarding both the properties of the role and the organisational structures needed to support employer engagement and enterprise work. In November 2010 Sue became Associate Dean for Strategy Delivery, Business and Enterprise, her role now covering both the Faculty of Health Sciences together with wider University responsibilities. These responsibilities include membership of the University Strategic Internationalisation Committee and acting as Chair of a working group focussing on the development of Continuing Professional Development/Lifelong Learning, as a significant element of the University's over-arching portfolio of provision.

Sue continues to pursue her academic interests and has received personal scholarships including a Senior Leadership Scholarship awarded by the Florence Nightingale Foundation to develop nursing and healthcare in the 21st century and a personal scholarship awarded by the Said Business School/Green Templeton College, Oxford University to undertake the international ‘Stimulus Leadership Programme'. In the past she has responded to requests to brief Ministers on professional health/policy issues and more recently was invited by Baroness Audrey Emerton to meet with her at the House of Lords to discuss leadership challenges within healthcare. In 2009 Sue was invited to represent the Council of Deans of Health at a high level Ministerial meeting at the Department of Health, relating to the implementation of Health Innovation Education Clusters. Sue is currently a visiting scholar at Green Templeton College, Oxford University.

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Dr Julie Cullen, Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Health – Dr Julie Cullen
Dr Julie Cullen

Main responsibilities

Julie is responsible for implementing the Faculty strategy within the Division, and ensuring that all staff work towards agreed objectives reflecting the university strategy and the 10-year plan. She provides strong, creative, academic leadership and general management for the Division, striving for excellence and distinctiveness in the education provision, drawing upon the Faculty and University world leading research strengths.

Julie is also a module lead, a personal academic tutor and contributes to teaching, marking and student supervision on a variety of programmes of all academic levels. She is supervisor to MSc and PhD students.

Research, achievements and external responsibilities

External responsibility:

Julie is the Registered Nurse Board Member for NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Key Achievements:


Executive Assistant:
Paloma Aguado-Styles
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 7929

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