The first point of contact for many enquiries will be your School PGR Administrator, or your Departmental/School Director of Postgraduate Research:

PGR Structure and Contacts


Faculty PGR Team

The Faculty PGR Team provides support for funding and training development opportunities for PGRs across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Ms Hayley Meloy

NWSSDTP Manager / PGR Development Officer

Hayley is responsible for managing the ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) across its four constituent Universities (Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester) and also oversees the Faculty’s involvement in the AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP). In addition to her work with the DTPs, Hayley manages the Faculty PGR Team - and works closely with PGR teams in Schools - to support the Faculty’s PGR Strategy and coordinate PGR development opportunities. 

0044 (0)151 794 1482 |

Ms Tricia Mackin

PGR Development Coordinator

Tricia is responsible for coordination of the LiNK Placement Scheme. Tricia also coordinates the annual series of Faculty PGR events including the PGR Induction, PGR Open Day and Final Year Refresher Workshop.

0044 (0)151 794 1356

Mrs Grace Gaynor

PGR Administrator

Grace is responsible for the communication of funding opportunities and events to PGR students in the Faculty, via the fortnightly PGR bulletin and the HSS PGR Twitter account (@LivUniHSS_PGR). Grace is also responsible for the administration of the PGR Development Fund, web updates for the Faculty PGR pages and providing administrative support to the engage@liverpool scheme. Grace is also a PhD student within the Faculty, in the Department of English.

0044 (0)151 794 3013 |

To Be Appointed

DTP Coordinator / DTP Impact and Collaboration Officer

The DTP Coordinator is responsible for supporting the University of Liverpool ESRC NWSSDTP Institutional Lead and the AHRC NWCDTP Institutional Lead. The DTP Coordinator is also responsible for coordinating the administration of the annual ESRC NWSSDTP and AHRC NWCDTP studentship competitions, ensuring DTP policies and processes are up-to-date, and is minute secretary for all NWSSDTP committees, boards and panels.

As DTP Impact and Collaboration Officer, this role is also responsible for cultivating new collaborative opportunities for NWSSDTP students across the four DTP institutions, working with staff, PGRs and non-HEI partners to develop CASE Studentships and Internship opportunities. The role is also responsible for overseeing support for DTP students in terms of impact training and careers support.

Ms Julie McColl

DTP Administrator

Julie is the main contact point for ESRC-funded students at the University of Liverpool. Julie is also responsible for administration across the ESRC NWSSDTP consortium, dealing with expense claims, additional funding competitions (i.e. Overseas Fieldwork, Internships and Overseas Institutional Visits) and pathway/interdisciplinary events. Julie supports the administration of the annual DTP studentship competitions, and is responsible for communicating events and opportunities to ESRC-funded students across the North West. Julie is also a PhD student within the Faculty, in the Department of History.

0044 (0) 151 794 1324 |