Staff in the Department of English and Creative Writing

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For postgraduate matters, please contacts our support team who will be able to direct your query to the appropriate person in the department.

Rushmi Ahmed

Undergraduate Coordinator
r.ahmed ( (0)20 7296 2989

Rushmi is an Undergraduate Coordinator, supporting undergraduate students with seminar allocation, monitoring of attendance, assessments and all other undergraduate-related queries.

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Joanne Dodd

Senior Administrator
j.dodd ( (0)20 7 296 4259

Jo is responsible for all matters relating to the administration of the Department, from overseeing the running of Programmes and research to events and financial oversight.

Livia Franchini

Goldsmiths Prize Coordinator
L.Franchini (

Livia administers the Goldsmiths Prize for innovative fiction; she supports the Literary Director of the prize, the judges, and the organisation of events including readings and the award ceremony.

Joana Rodrigues

Postgraduate Coordinator
j.rodrigues ( (0)20 7919 7436

Joana is responsible for supporting students and staff with all aspects of the MA and MPhil/PhD programmes.

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Marian Perez-Velazquez

Undergraduate Coordinator
m.perez ( (0)20 7919 7430

Marian is responsible for many aspects of supporting undergraduate students in the department, including registration, seminar allocations, reading lists and course packs. She is also closely involved with the operation of the External Programme in English of the University of London.

Poppy Brown

Assistant administrator
p.brown ( ( (0)20 7 296 4259

Poppy is responsible for overseeing the coordination by support staff of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; organising events in collaboration with academic leads, assisting with contractual and financial matters for non-established staff such as associate tutors and visiting lecturers.