Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Counselling and Disability Service

Disability Co-ordinators


Each Academic School has a named person who acts as the Departmental Disability Co-ordinator (DDCs). DDCs have the following responsibilities:

  • To liase between support services, academic colleagues and disabled students to help ensure that appropriate support is provided when required;
  • To act as a source of information within departments on good practice relating to supporting disabled students;
  • To advise colleagues within their department or School on how teaching and learning can be made accessible to disabled students;
  • To act as a source of information within their department or School on the duties imposed by the Equality Act 2010;
  • To attend meetings and training as appropriate to enable them to carry out their role effectively and efficiently.

The Disability Office is keen to provide support, advice and guidance to all Disability Co-ordinators and encourages them to make contact with the service. Below is a list of the DDCs for each School and department.

AAE Engineering

Dawn Dawson

Chemical Engineering

Dawn Dawson

Civil & Building Engineering

Karen Betts

Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Dr Simon Pomeroy

Wolfson School (Mech & Manuf Eng)

Tony Sutton


Ray Jones

Computer Science

Professor Ray Dawson


Geoffrey Wilcox

Mathematical Sciences

Meredith Coney


Dr Binoy Sobnack

Design School

George Torrens

Art (School)

Mo (Mary) White

Business and Economics (School)

Helen (Tianjiao Xia)

Design (School)

George Torrens

English & Drama

Catherine Rees

Deirdre O’Byrne
Politics, History and International Relations Uri Gordon
Geography Kate Gough
Social Sciences Prof Charles Antaki
Sports, Exercise and Health Science David Howe
Teacher Education (TE) Sarah Kirkham
London Campus Josh Ward (also admin contact)
Computing Services Nikhil Thanki
Library Brant Hickman
Careers Allison Dunbobbin
Facilities Management Dave Clews

If you would like advice or would like to discuss training, please contact us at disability@lboro.ac.uk. If you contact us for advice regarding a particular student, please be aware that we may not be able to discuss aspects of a student's support needs or disability unless they have given us permission to do so. However, we will always be able to discuss a situation in principle and are happy to offer advice.



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Contact us

‌Disability Office

01509 222770

Counselling Service

01509 222148

Mental Health Team

01509 228338

Assessment Centre

02476 426146


A confidential support, advice and information service for any student experiencing harassment and /or bullying or discriminatory treatment.

T: 01509 222769

Email  Confide.Student@lboro.ac.uk



Bridgeman Building (No 53 on Campus Map.  The number of blue badge parking bays is shown in the box next to the wheelchair symbol)

Epinal Way

Loughborough,  LE11 3TU