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The University of Southampton
Health Sciences

Executive Team

Professor Sara Demain, Head of School, Health Sciences

Professor Sara Demain
Professor Sara Demain

Main responsibilities

Professor Sara Demain is currently the Head of School of Health Sciences at Southampton

Sara is an academic physiotherapist who specialises in neurological rehabilitation and self-management. Her research focusses on how health services and professionals can best engage people in their rehabilitation, helping people to develop the skills and confidence to manage their health.  She is interested in developing treatments and services that are easy for people to engage with and cause minimal disruption to their lives.  This includes how technology such as apps, games and robots be improved for better user experiences and rehabilitation outcomes.

Contact:

Email: sara.demain@soton.ac.uk

Executive Assistant: Olivia Pooley
Email: o.a.pooley@soton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 6677

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Dr Jane Prichard, Deputy Head of School (Education)

Jane Prichard

Main responsibilities

Jane has executive responsibility for managing and leading the development of the School's education portfolio and student experience. She is committed to ensuring excellence in our educational programmes and placing the student experience at the heart of all that we do. Jane represents the School of Health Sciences on the Faculty Education Committee.

Jane is a psychologist with research interests in team performance, trust, knowledge management and new models of service delivery in urgent and emergency care. Jane makes a major contribution to the educational provision of leadership development in Health Sciences. She leads on modules across both the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum and is a supervisor to MSc and PhD students.

Contact
Executive Assistant: Olivia Pooley
Email: o.a.pooley@soton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 6677

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Professor Jackie Bridges, Deputy Head of School (Research & Enterprise)

Professor Jackie Bridges
Professor Jackie Bridges

Main responsibilities

In her role as Deputy Head of School (Research & Enterprise) Jackie has executive responsibility for managing and leading the development of the Health Sciences research portfolio. She represents Health Sciences on the Faculty Research and Enterprise Committee.

Jackie is a registered nurse and has a chair in Older People's Care, leading a team of researchers and postgraduate students doing research to improve care and support independent living and quality of life when older people have complex health needs.

Contact

Email: Jackie.Bridges@soton.ac.uk  

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Professor Julie Cullen, Head of Department, Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Professor Julie Cullen
Professor Julie Cullen, Queens Nurse

Main responsibilities
Julie is responsible for implementing the school strategy within the Department 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 Department, striving for excellence and distinctiveness in the education provision, drawing upon the school and University world leading research strengths.

Julie is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She 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.

 

Contact
Executive Assistant: Paloma Aguado-Styles
Email: P.Aguado-Styles@soton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 7929

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Dr Julian Pearce, Head of Department, Allied Health Professions

Dr Julian Pearce
Dr Julian Pearce

Main responsibilities

As Head of Department for Allied Health Professions, Julian is responsible for implementing the school strategy within the department and ensuring that all staff work towards agreed objectives reflecting the university strategy and the 10- year plan.

Julian provides strong, creative, academic leadership, striving for excellence and distinctiveness in all the pre-registration education provision. He actively contributes to education as module lead, personal academic tutor and contributes to teaching, marking and student research supervision.

Julian is a Principle Teaching Fellow, undertaking research into practice education and identity in chronic pain.

Contact
Senior Administrative Officer: Michelle Wilson
Email: M.L.Wilson@soton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 7963

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