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 support teams in Schools - to coordinate PGR development activities across the Faculty. Hayley also provides strategic support to the engage@liverpool methodological initiative.

  • Secretary to the Faculty PGR Committee
  • Chair of the Faculty PGR Support Forum
  • Secretary to the ESRC NWSSDTP Academic Management Committee, Strategy Board and TEKE Panel
  • Member of the AHRC NWCDTP Academic Management Committee
  • Member of the Methods North West Executive Committee

0044 (0)151 794 1482 |

Ms Tricia Mackin

PGR Development Coordinator

Tricia coordinates the annual series of Faculty PGR events including the PGR InductionPGR Open DayFinal Year Refresher Workshop and Faculty PGR Showcase. Tricia is also responsible for maintaining the Faculty PGR webpages and coordination of the Faculty PGR Development Fund. Tricia also has a specific remit for PGR wellbeing and pastoral support.

  • Minute Secretary to the Faculty PGR Committee
  • Secretary to the Faculty PGR Support Forum

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 |

Dr Julie McColl

DTP Coordinator (Impact and Collaboration)

Julie is responsible for supporting existing - and cultivating new - collaborative opportunities for ESRC NWSSDTP students across the four DTP institutions, working with staff, PGRs and non-HEI partners. Julie also oversees support for DTP students in terms of impact training and careers support. Julie is responsible for ensuring DTP policies and processes are up-to-date, coordinating the administration of the annual ESRC NWSSDTP and AHRC NWCDTP studentship competitions, and is also responsible for communicating events and opportunities to ESRC-funded students across the North West. Minute Secretary to the ESRC NWSSDTP Academic Management Committee. Minute Secretary to the ESRC NWSSDTP Strategy Board. Minute Secretary to the ESRC NWSSDTP TEKE Panel 0044 (0) 151 794 1324 |

Sarah Elsdon

DTP Administrator

Sarah Elsdon is responsible for the administration of ESRC NWSSDTP Research Training Support Grant expense claims, additional funding competitions (i.e. Overseas Fieldwork, Internships and Overseas Institutional Visits) and pathway/interdisciplinary events.

0044 (0) 151 794 1324 |