Meet the Rep

Here are some of our amazing branch reps:

Name: Angela Blackburn

UNISON Position: Branch Secretary

Service/Faculty/School: UNISON Office

Location on Campus: EC Stoner

Contact (email): a.blackburn@leeds.ac.uk

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest: 

  • Grievances and disciplinaries
  • Specialist area cases
  • Women’s and equality matters

 Talk to me about… 

Anything! I’m always happy to chat and help if I can. I may pass a member on to a ‘specialist’ within our branch, if that’s the best option for them, but I’m willing to talk to any of our members about anything.


  Name: Daniel Rosenzweig

  UNISON Position: Workplace Rep and Equalities Officer 

  Service/Faculty/School: Lifelong Learning Centre 

  Location on Campus: Ziff Building 

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

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest: 

  • equality policy 
  • queer and trans rights 
  • 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! 

Click here to see the the latest updates on our Equalities Officers’ Blog page.


Name: James Thompson

UNISON Position: Workplace Rep and Deputy Branch 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

Click here to see the the latest updates on our Deputy Branch Secretary’s Blog page.


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: Workplace Representative

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 / Workplace Rep / 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

Click here to see the the latest updates on Mark’s Blog page.


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.

Click here to see the the latest updates on our Women’s Officer’s Blog page.


Name: Lisa Bowler

UNISON Position: Membership Officer and Workplace Representative

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!

Click here to see the the latest updates on our Membership Officer’s Blog page.


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.

Click here to see the the latest updates on our Equalities Officers’ Blog page.


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)

Visit our Black Officers’ blog page to find out more about Naomi and what she and our other Black Members’ Officer Jenni Britten have been doing.


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!

Click here to see the the latest updates on our Education Officers’ Blog page.


Name: Chris Money          

Unison Position: Welfare Officer and Workplace Representative

Service/Faculty/School: Facilities Directorate         

Location on Campus: School of English

Contact (email): c.money@leeds.ac.uk

Area(s) of Specialist Knowledge or Interest:

  • Welfare
  • Pay and payments
  • Employment law
  • UNISON There For You charity member

Talk to me about…

  • Charity work and helping people – two things I am passionate about; each year I play a big role in our successful Christmas branch raffles for homeless charities and foodbanks.
  • Helping people in debt and making sure I give them the right information and signpost them to the right people / places.

Click here to see the the latest updates on our Welfare Officers’ Blog page.


Name: Nick Creighton

UNISON Position: Workplace Rep and Branch Health & Safety Officer

Service/Faculty/School: Purchasing, Central Services

Location on Campus: Lifton Place

Contact (email): n.m.creighton@leeds.ac.uk

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest: 

  • Health & Safety:
  • H&S rules and regulations
  • H&S law
  • Welfare regulations
  • Mental Health and general staff support:
  • Staff sickness
  • OH referrals
  • Counselling

 Talk to me about… 

Mental health – I think it’s important to break down the social stigma around mental health and show employers that it isn’t to do with capability. I’m also happy to help members with any issues re. returning to work and, of course, health and safety.

Click here to see the the latest updates on our Health & Safety Officer’s Blog page.


Name: Colin Avison

UNISON Position: Workplace Rep and Health & Safety Rep

Service/Faculty/School: Medicine and Health

Location on Campus: School of Medicine

Contact (email): c.avison@leeds.ac.uk

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest: 

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Health & Safety
  • Return to work (for staff on extended sick leave)

 Talk to me about… 

Mental health and wellbeing – it can affect someone’s life so dramatically. I can signpost you to the right support, help you through it and get you back to work. If you’re having problems, please come to us before it becomes unbearable so that we can signpost and support you!


Name: Nick Allen

UNISON Position: Workplace Rep and Branch Chair

Service/Faculty/School: SES – Student Operations

Location on Campus: Marjorie and Arnold Ziff building

Contact (email): n.allen@adm.leeds.ac.uk

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest: 

  • University negotiating policies
  • Employment law
  • Individual casework
  • Liaising with Regional Office

 Talk to me about… 

Anything!

And I will also tell you why everyone should be in a trade union.


Name: Caitlin Kelly

Unison Position: Workplace Rep

School/Service/Faculty: Central Services Finance

Location: EC Stoner Building 

Contact: C.Kelly@leeds.ac.uk

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest

  • Carers rights
  • Mental health support
  • Conflict resolution
  • Maternity leave issues
  • Supporting younger members in the workplace 

Talk to me about…

Anything that is affecting you at work or at home!


Name: Max Blake

Unison Position: Disabled Members Officer

Service/Faculty/School: IT

Location on Campus: North campus

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

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest:

  • Equality Act 2010
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Better living through technology

Talk to me about…

  • Disability and reasonable adjustments
  • Mental health in the workplace
  • Remote working

Name: Cassie Burn

UNISON Position: Workplace Rep and LGBT+ SOG Organiser

Service/Faculty/School: ITSS

Location on Campus: EC Stoner

Contact (email): c.burn@leeds.ac.uk

Area/s of Specialist Knowledge or Interest: 

  • Queer and trans rights
  • IT skills
  • Mental health and neuro divergence
  • Apprenticeships

 Talk to me about… 

Intersectional equality and inclusion. But I’m also happy to chat about other things like computer games and romance novels!