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Common Awards Team Contacts

The administrative and academic staff of the Common Awards team can advise on the details of Common Awards policy and practice.

Professor Mike Higton

Professor in Theology and Ministry

Chair of Theology and Ministry (Common Awards)

Department of Theology and Religion

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43181

Email: mike.higton@durham.ac.uk

Dr Frances Clemson (on maternity leave from November 2021)

Assistant Professor in Theology and Ministry

Department of Theology and Religion

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43949

Email: frances.clemson@durham.ac.uk

Dr Eve Parker

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theological Education

Department of Theology and Religion

Email: eve.r.parker@durham.ac.uk

Ms Alyson Bird (on maternity leave from November 2021)

Senior Quality Manager (Common Awards)

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43180 via Deborah Thompson

Email: common.awards@durham.ac.uk

Ms Rhianne Jones

Senior Quality Manager (Common Awards)  (maternity cover from November 2021)

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43180 via Deborah Thompson

Email: common.awards@durham.ac.uk

Mrs Emma Harrington (on maternity leave from April 2021)

Assistant Quality Manager (Common Awards) (Tuesday-Friday)

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 431389 via Leaona Clarkson

Email: common.awards@durham.ac.uk

Vacant (maternity cover from April 2021)

Assistant Quality Manager (Common Awards) 

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43139

Email: common.awards@durham.ac.uk

Dr. Jennifer Gray (maternity cover until January 2023)

Assistant Quality Manager (Common Awards) 

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43180 via Deborah Thompson 

Email: common.awards@durham.ac.uk

Ms Deborah Thompson

Common Awards Administrator

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43180

Email: common.awards@durham.ac.uk

Mrs Leaona Clarkson

Common Awards Administrator

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43139

Email: common.awards@durham.ac.uk

TEI Contacts 

Each Theological Education Institution (TEI) has a single point of contact for all administrative, academic, and financial matters. If you are a student or a member of staff in a TEI, you may wish to direct your query to your ‘key contact’ in the first instance. 

TEI 

Principal Contact 

Cambridge Theological Federation 

Rachel Knighton 

Cranmer Hall 

Paul Regan 

Eastern Region Ministry Course (ERMC) 

Rachel Simons 

Emmanuel Theological College

Gemma Culverwell

Lincoln School of Theology 

Clare Lindsay

Lindisfarne College of Theology

Jenny Burton 

Luther King Centre (LKC) 

Clare Richardson 

The Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education 

Katie Cooper

Ripon College, Cuddesdon & Oxford Ministry Course (RCC) 

Susanna Snyder

Scottish Episcopal Institute (SEI) 

Linda Harrison 

St Augustine's College of Theology 

Alison Minton

South Central TEI (SCTEI) 

Academic Registrar

South West Ministry Training Course (SWMTC) 

Cherryl Hunt 

St Mellitus College 

Duncan Forsyth 

St Padarn's Institute

Gareth Longden

St Stephen's House 

Mark Philpott 

Trinity College with Bristol Baptist College 

Barbara Bews 

Wycliffe Hall 

Academic Administrator

Yorkshire Theological Education Partnership (YTEP) 

Lynne Gordon-Taylor 

Ministry Development Team Contacts 

The main body in the Church of England directly involved in maintaining the partnership is National Ministry Team (NMT). 

Keith Beech-Gruneberg 

Interim Head of Formation 

keith.beech-gruneberg@churchofengland.org 

Ken Farrimond 

Virtual Learning Environment and Blended Learning Officer 

ken.farrimond@churchofengland.org 

David Hanson 

Quality Assurance Adviser 

david.hanson@churchofengland.org 

 

University Liaison Officers (ULOs) 

Each Theological Education Institution has a member of the Department of Theology and Religion from Durham University allocated to it as a University Liaison Officer (ULO). 

Our current ULOs are: 

Dr Frances Clemson

Assistant Professor in Theology and Ministry

Email: frances.clemson@durham.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43949

Professor Mike Higton

Professor of Theology and Ministry

Email: mike.higton@durham.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43949

Professor Walter Moberly

Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion

Dr Eve Parker

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theological Education

Email: eve.r.parker@durham.ac.uk

Professor Alec Ryrie

Professor of the History of Christianity

Email: alec.ryrie@durham.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43926

Canon Professor Michael Snape

Michael Ramsey Professor of Anglican Studies

Email: michael.snape@durham.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43966

TEI Forum

The TEI Forum provides an opportunity for all TEIs offering Common Awards programmes to meet to discuss common issues and share good practice.  

The current Chair is:  

  • Lucy Dallas, Director of Pastoral Studies and Contextual Education, ERMC (elected October 2021-April 2023)