Partnerships team

The Partnerships Team manages the University’s educational partnerships, with responsibilities assigned to team members. Any questions should be directed to a member of the team.

Team member Responsibilities

Claire Nixon, Deputy Director of Academic Services (Quality and Development)

  • Quality and Academic Development

  • Partnerships

  • International Collaborations and Mobility

  • Essex Abroad

Rachel Frost, Senior Partnerships Manager

  • Management of the Partnerships Team

  • Management of the Essex Abroad Team

Jemma Baker, Partnerships Manager (Development and Oversight)

  • New UK/International partnership developments
  • Joint PhDs
  • Oversight of Team Partnerships
  • Partnerships Compliance Lead 


Roisin Dunne, Partnerships Manager (Development and Oversight) 
(on secondment to this post until September 2022)


  • Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Oversight of Team Partnerships
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • LLB English and French Laws
Danny O'Missenden, Partnerships Manager (Development and Oversight) 
(currently on leave until September 2022)
  • New UK/international partnership developments
  • Partnership approval and governance arrangements
  • South Essex College 
  • University of Suffolk 
  • Writtle University College
  • Oversight of Team Partnerships

Charlotte Strohm, Partnerships Manager (Development and Oversight)

  • Kaplan International Pathways 

  • New UK/international partnership developments

  • Joint PhDs

  • Partnership IT Systems arrangements

  • Oversight of Team Partnerships and Partnership Team support responsibilities

  • Chulalongkorn University

Clare Alexander, Partnerships Manager  
  • Aegean Omiros College

  • Partnerships Education Committee (PEC)


Wendy Brown, Partnerships Manager 


  • North West University

  • Kaplan Singapore


Victoria Mead, Partnerships Manager
(on secondment to this post until September 2022)


  • Kaplan Open Learning 
  • Support for Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • Support for LLB English and French Laws

Charlotte Frost, Partnerships Manager

  • Colchester Institute

  • Kaplan International Pathways

Claire Harvey, Partnerships Officer
(on secondment to this post until September 2022)

  • Due Diligence for new and existing partnerships
  • Support for new and current partnerships
  • Partnerships Education Committee support
  • Incoming partnerships visits

Partnerships Assistant  

  • Support for partnerships activity

Dr Annecy Lax, Dean of Partnerships


Prof. Teerooven Soobaroyen,  Deputy Dean of Partnerships


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