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Human Resources

HR Business Partnering and Employee Relations

HR Business Partnering

Working across the University our HR Business Partners are dedicated human resources professionals providing strategic support for University leadership. Partnered with the University Executive and their extended teams, they offer guidance to enable the delivery of key people initiatives which in turn maximises organisational performance.  The HR Business Partners organisation chart to show their areas can be found here and below.

The team are:


Roberta Head: HR Director, Client Services.

Sarah Hollowbread: HR Director, Service Delivery, HR BP for Vice-Presidents.

HR Business Partners

Sarah Flynn: Faculty of Arts & Humanities; FOS; VC Office.

Jacqui Glynn: Finance, Planning & Analytics; iSolutions; Research & Innovation Services.

Cathie Holmes: Estates & Facilities; Faculty of Environmental & Life Sciences, Residences.

Karen Payso: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Legal Services & Governance.

Ruth Nash: Faculty of Medicine; Change Portfolio Office.

Caroline Norris: Faculty of Social Sciences; Human Resources; Health, Safety & Risk.

Charlotte Solway: Engagement and Advancement; Student Experience.

Recruitment & Talent

Caroline Milligan: HR Business Partner, Talent & Recruitment.

Lindsey Onoufriou: Recruitment & Talent Specialist.

Employee Relations

Employee Relations includes responsibility for managing the University of Southampton’s relationship with the three recognised trade unions and staff, and ensuring consistency of employment practice across the Faculty and Professional Services community.  To find out more please visit the Employee Relations Toolkit.

Luke Kelly, Industrial Relations Business Partner.

Lucy Grant, Industrial Relations Officer.

Employee Relations Case Management

Our Employee Relations case management team, provide a proactive, responsive and compliant advisory service; supporting with full case management and consultations on employment-related matters.   

The team are:

Alison Tinker, Employee Relations Lead

Tara Crawley: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences; Legal Services; Engagement & Advancement.

Carly Crossfield: Faculty of Medicine; iSolutions.

Lahra Fox: Student Experience; Change Portfolio Office; Report + Support.

Josh Harris: Faculty of Environmental & Life Sciences; Faculty of Arts and Humanities; Estates & Facilities; Research and Innovation Services; Residences.

Carol Read: Faculty of Social Sciences; Health, Safety & Risk; Finance, Planning & Analytics.

Mujgan Trowbridge, ALPACA Change Project.

Andrea Turner: Student Experience Change Project.

If you have an employee relations issue which you would like advice on please contact Ask HR in the first instance:

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