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Disabled Staff Network Useful Contacts

Here are some useful contacts for members of the DSN:

The Disability Advisor for Staff in the Disability and Advisory Support Service (DASS) is Emma Woodward

To book an appointment at the DASS you can contact Kelly Hadfield (the DASS’s Clerical Assistant for Staff) by telephone: 0161 306 7976 (x67976 from an internal phone), email:, or fax: 0161 275 7018.

Lyle Millard (Head of the DASS) and Louise Pepper-Kernot (Deputy Head of the DASS) can also deal with staff enquiries/issues.

For general enquires about the DSN, co-chairs Hamied Haroon & Melanie Sharpe can be contacted on

The Disability Advisory Support Service have their own intranet pages here



Staff can join the Manchester GOLD mentoring scheme which matches mentees with appropriate mentors from around the University.  Matches can be made based on a number of criteria including disability.  


More details can be found here.