Staff - Social Studies and Counselling

All staff members in the department are approachable and enthusiastic, and keen to help students to get the most out of their studies. For further details of each lecturer's teaching and research interests, and other institutional responsibilities, please see our individual profiles. 

Meriel D'Artrey

Head of Department, Snr Lecturer in Politics

P Taylor

Deputy Head of Department, Snr Lecturer in Criminology


Deputy Head of Department, Snr Lecturer in Criminology


Snr Lecturer in Counselling

Carole Fuller

Adminstrative Assistant (Chester Campus)

Karen Corteen

Programme Leader Single Honours Criminology, Snr Lecturer in Criminology

Mark Bendall

Lecturer in Politics/Criminology

Peter Cox

Snr Lecturer in Sociology

Dr Katherine Harrison

Snr Lecturer in Sociology


Senior Lecturer in Counselling

Robert Hesketh

Visiting Lecturer, PhD Research


Snr Lecturer in Counselling

Jonathon Louth

Programme Leader Politics and International Relations, Senior Lecturer in International Politics

Rebekah Lwin

Snr Lecturer in Psychological Trauma

Dr Cassie Ogden

Programme Leader for Sociology, Snr Lecturer in Sociology

Rita Mintz

Programme Leader MA Counselling Studies, Snr Lecturer in Counselling

Stuart McNab

Programme Leader MSc Psychological Trauma, Snr Lecturer

alexander pratesi

Lecturer in Sociology

Valda Swinton

Programme Leader PG Dip./MA Snr Lecturer in Counselling

Kirsty Taylor

Adminstrative Assistant (Warrington Campus)

Dr Tina Thomas 2011

Senior Lecturer


Programme Leader Combined Honours Criminology, Lecturer in Criminology


Programme Leader for Counselling Skills, Lecturer in Counselling Skills

Prof William West

Visiting Professor in Counselling