Meet the Rep

Name: Daniel Hektor 

UNISON Position: Workplace Rep and Equalities Officer 

Service/Faculty/School: Lifelong Learning Centre 

Location on Campus: Ziff Building 

Contact (email): d.a.hektor@leeds.ac.uk  

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest: 

  • equality policy 
  • queer and trans right 
  • anti-racism in education 
  • adult and community learning 

 Talk to me about… 

Your ideas and concerns about how our university can become fairer, more accessible, and involved in our local communities! 


Name: James Thompson

UNISON Position: Workplace Rep and Deputy Secretary

Service/Faculty/School: Careers / POLIS

Location on Campus: Social Sciences Building

Contact (email): j.d.thompson@leeds.ac.uk

 Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest:

  • Changes to job descriptions
  • Promotions / grading issues

Talk to me about…

  • Anything to do with any aspect of working at the University
  • The purpose of unions and the role they play at the University
  • Getting more involved in UNISON

Name: Holly Schofield

UNISON Position: Workplace Representative

Service/Faculty/School: Clinical Trials Research Unit/ Faculty of Medicine and Health/ School of Medicine

Location on Campus: Worsley Building

Contact (email): h.schofield@leeds.ac.uk

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest:

  • I was an Equality & Inclusion Rep for the School of Medicine for 3 years, so have good knowledge of equality issues.
  • Active and empathetic listener – I have several years of counselling skills training
  • Interest in mental health and wellbeing at work and have undertaken projects in my department to improve awareness.

Talk to me about…

Anything! I’m new to this and keen to learn, if I don’t know the answer, I’ll help you find it. But particularly equality, inclusion, mental health and wellbeing.


Name: Jenny Mchale

UNISON Position: Steward

Service/Faculty/School: SES

Location on Campus: Room 12.72 E.C. Stoner, Leeds

Contact (email): j.mchale@leeds.ac.uk

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest:

  • Parental rights and discrimination
  • Sickness/Absence management
  • Health and Safety

Talk to me about…

  • Support for family leave/maternity/paternity leave
  • Representation in sickness absence process

Name: Mark Adcock

UNISON Position: Branch Treasurer / Shop Steward / Learning Rep / Elected Service Group Executive Member

Service/Faculty/School: Library

Location on Campus: Brotherton Library (West Building)

Contact (email): m.a.adcock@leeds.ac.uk

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest:

  • Sector-wide policies
  • Trade Union Act
  • Mental Health
  • Branch Finances
  • Attending Conferences as a member

Talk to me about…

  • Becoming a rep yourself and what you can get out of it
  • Matters of equity and fairness in the workplace
  • Pay and industrial action

Name: Katie Moore

UNISON Position: Workplace Representative and Women’s Officer

Service/Faculty/School: SES, Process Improvement Team

Location on Campus: Worsley Building

Contact (email): k.l.moore@leeds.ac.uk

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest:

  • The Gender Pay Gap
  • Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence
  • Discrimination relating to Pregnancy, Maternity, Sex
  • Return to work

Talk to me about…

  • Personal development, confidence, coaching.
  • Women’s Self Organised Groups – how to get involved and get active.
  • The issues affecting you, and what we might do to help.
  • Anything good for the soul! My hobbies are cats, running and roller skating.

Name: Lisa Bowler

UNISON Position: Membership officer and Union Steward

Service/Faculty/School: Facilities Directorate

Location on Campus: Facilities Directorate

Contact (email): L.J.Bowler@leeds.ac.uk

 Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest:

  • Membership
  • Becoming more involved in trade union activity
  • Flexible working
  • HR Policies & procedures

Talk to me about…

Any issue within or outside of the workplace!


Name: Lucinda Walker

UNISON Position: Workplace Rep and (joint) Equality & Inclusion Officer

Service/Faculty/School: Educational Engagement

Location on Campus: Blenheim Terrace

Contact (email): l.c.walker@leeds.ac.uk

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest:

  • I moved from UWE Bristol to the University of Leeds over 6 years ago and have been a Workplace Rep for 5 years. I’ve worked in NIHR, LUBS, Fine Art and am currently based in Educational Engagement.
  • I am the (joint) Equality and Inclusion Officer, have represented members from all over the university, sit as Chair of the Branch Comms Working Group and taken part in a number of Branch campaigns.
  • I’m a great believer of the necessity of lifelong learning, and the power of collective action to bring about change.

Name: Naomi Blake

UNISON Position: Workplace Representative

Service/Faculty/School: LUBS

Location on Campus: Charles Thackrah

Contact (email): n.n.blake@leeds.ac.uk

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest:

  • Racial discrimination and inequality
  • Mental health difficulties and stress at work
  • The Gender Pay Gap

Talk to me about…

  • The many resources the union provides to support you
  • Cats! (and dogs, and animals in general)

Name: Vicky McEnroe

UNISON Position: Workplace Representative and Education Officer

Service/Faculty/School: Residences

Location on Campus: Devonshire Hall

Contact (email): v.l.mcenroe@leeds.ac.uk

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest:

  • Education
  • Personal Development
  • Mental health awareness

Talk to me about…

  • Adult education and personal development.
  • The Branch Learning Fund – why you should access it and what it can offer!