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Common Awards Management Board Membership


The membership of the Common Awards Management Board for 2023/24 is comprised as follows:

A senior member of the academic staff of the University, appointed by the University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor – Education (Chair).

Professor Peter Ward

Professor of Practical Theology

[covering for Prof. Higton in 2023/24]

Members of the University’s Department of Theology and Religion (one of whom to act as Deputy-Chair).

Dr Emily Kempson

Lecturer in Theology and Ministry 


Dr Selina Stone

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theological Education


Dr Jane Heath

Department of Theology & Religion

[covering for Prof. Ryrie in 2023/24]


Professor Michael Snape

Department of Theology & Religion

The Head of the University’s Academic Quality Service

Mr Andy Rennie

Head of the Academic Quality Service

The Senior Quality Manager (Common Awards) based in the University’s Academic Quality Service

Ms Alyson Bird

Senior Quality Manager (Common Awards)

Two representatives of the Church of England’s Ministry Development Team, appointed by the Council.

Revd Dr Keith Beech-Gruneberg

Head of Formation


Very Revd Dr Frances Ward

Priest in Charge of St Michael and St John, Workington

One representative of the Methodist Church appointed by the Methodist Church Council.

Revd Dr Jonathan Dean

Director of Learning for Ministry

Two representatives of the Designated TEIs delivering Programmes under this agreement, appointed by the TEI Forum.

Revd Dr Simon Stocks

Senior Tutor and Tutor for Biblical Studies, St. Augustine’s College


Revd Lucy Dallas (TEI Forum Chair)

Director of Pastoral Studies and Contextual Education, Eastern Region Ministry Course

Three student representatives from the Designated TEIs delivering Programmes under this agreement, elected by Common Awards students.

Simon Hall

Luther King Centre 


Kaarina Leong

Emmanuel Theological College


Izzy McDonald-Booth

Lindisfarne College of Theology

Co-opted non-voting members of the Committee


Dr Ken Farrimond

VLE and Blended Learning Officer


Dr Dulcie McKenzie

Director, Centre for Black Theology, Queen’s Foundation

Secretary, appointed by the University’s Academic Quality Service

Ms Rhianne Jones

Assistant Quality Manager (Common Awards)