Catherine Robson, the Director for NYU London and a professor in the English Department at New York University, specializes in nineteenth-century British cultural and literary studies; she is also a long-time faculty member of the Santa Cruz-based Dickens Project. She is the author of Men in Wonderland: The Lost Girlhood of the Victorian Gentleman (2001) and Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem (2012), and co-editor of The Victorian Age for the Norton Anthology of English Literature. She is currently at work on a new book about the recording of the voices of British prisoners-of-war during the First World War.
Before stepping up to serve as acting director of NYU London, Professor Robson was connected with the site as the director of the CAS Summer in London program (2011-2014) and as its academic director (fall 2016). Born in London and raised in West Yorkshire, she read English Language and Literature at Hertford College, Oxford as an undergraduate and gained her master's degree and doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. Previously an assistant and associate professor of English at the University of California, Davis, she joined NYU in 2010.
Eric has overall responsibility for all operational, student life, HR, financial, legal and planning issues. He also works with the Director on certain academic matters. Before joining NYU London in 2009 he was the Director of International Operations for Central College Abroad and had also led their programme in London. Eric is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and completed postgraduate education studies at the University of Cambridge.
Amy manages all aspects of academic affairs at NYU London. She works closely with both students and faculty providing support and guidance to ensure high academic standards. Amy has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, a Master’s in Theology from Harvard University, and a BA in Anthropology & Religious Studies from Colby College (USA). She has done research and lived in the USA, Canada, the Middle East, India, and the UK. Prior to joining NYU she held an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship and was a lecturer at the University of Cambridge.In addition she has worked in high schools both in the US and UK designing curricula and teaching history, social studies and geography.
Nigel is responsible for the provision of health, welfare and Orientation activities, and many other services for NYU London and Tisch in London upperclassmen students, having joined NYU London in February 2005. He has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Leeds and a Masters degree in Management, and has looked after the welfare needs of American students in London for over a decade.
Tony leads the planning of co-curricular events and excursions, within the Student Life team. He is also the primary contact for Freshman students as NYU London, overseeing programmes of student welfare and pastoral support alongside the planning of Freshman events and trips. Tony has an honours degree in Business Administration, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (qualified teacher status) and many years experience working within international education, having run international programmes in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.
Aylish O'Driscoll is a counselling psychologist with seven years' experience working in the NHS across various multidisciplinary teams including inpatient, community and early intervention in psychosis, with the full range of clinical severity. Aylish also works as a visiting lecturer, research supervisor and tutor on the DPsych Counselling Psychology programme at City, University of London. Aylish has an integrative orientation, in particular drawing on cognitive analytic and schema therapy frameworks. She received her DPsych in Counselling Psychology from City, University of London, and completed her Cognitive Analytic Therapy practitioner training at St Thomas' Hospital, London.
Kate works within the Academic Office, leading the planning of co-curricular events, Special Programmes and the organisation of on-site talks and lectures. She also has responsibility for managing inbound student immigration and ensuring compliance with UK immigration requirements. Kate has an MA in History from the University of Southampton, has lived and worked in Japan, Spain and New York City and has over 10 years experience working in the international higher education field and Study Abroad.
Courtney coordinates the Liberal Studies freshman program in London, helping to maintain links between the School in New York and London's faculty and students. She also teaches in the Liberal Studies Core and Global Liberal Studies programs, with courses like Writing I & II, Cultural Foundations II, and Experiential Learning I & II. Courtney received her PhD in English from the University of California, Davis, her MA in English from the University of East Anglia, and her BA in English from Mount Holyoke College (USA). In addition to work and study on both coasts of the US and eight years in Britain, she spent a year on a teaching fellowship in Bordeaux, France.
Ruth oversees the human resources and finance for NYU London. She has degrees in English from Manchester Metropolitan University and Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Open University. Before joining NYU London, Ruth worked at The Bodleian Library in Oxford.
Simon helps coordinate the various financial activities going on at NYU London. Before joining the team in April 2014, he worked in the accounts payable department at Cambian Group. Simon graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2010 with a degree in Accounting and Finance and moved to London in 2011.
Philippa supports the work of both the Finance & Operations and Student Life teams, assisting with the facilities, operations and human resources of the university, as well as student programming, community engagement and welfare. Philippa joined NYU London in March 2012 and has a degree in English Literature and Politics from the University of Glasgow.
Emily works as part of the Finance and Operations team, working closely with NYUL’s Director. Emily joins NYU London from the University of East Anglia, where she graduated with a BA History of Art. During the course of her degree she had the opportunity to spend a year abroad at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she took up women's rugby alongside her studies. Emily has previously worked in summer programmes with international students in both London and New York City.
Idroma Montgomery joined the Academics team in August 2014, where she assists with academic events, immigration and general academic administration. She has a degree in Sociology from Arcadia University in Philadelphia and studied abroad at Goldsmiths in London as a junior. This eventually led to an MA in Culture, Globalisation and the City from Goldsmiths in 2008. Idroma has previously worked in publishing and the charity sector. In her spare time she blogs about London, creates illustrations and watches copious amounts of Doctor Who.
Chloe works in the academic team where she assists with student and faculty needs during each semester. She holds a BA in American Studies from the University of Sussex, where she spent a year studying abroad at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey. Wanting to build on this opportunity, Chloe returned to the US to complete an MA in History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A newcomer to London, she enjoys finding the best places to eat out, and watching many sports events across the capital.
Brooke co-ordinates all aspects of the NYU Tisch London Program in liaison with NYU Tisch Special Programs in New York. Brooke also works in close contact with course delivery partner, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). She has a BA in Anthropology and History, an Honours degree in Anthropology and a Masters in Museum Curation from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was previously a Senior Hospital Claims Adjudicator for Bupa Australia, the country’s second largest private health fund, before moving to London and taking up her current position in January 2011.
Sonia assists with student life, working in the Hub, with a focus on programming. She also leads on social media for the site. Sonia has previously worked as a Study Abroad Assistant during her internship abroad, just after completing a bachelor's degree in Languages, Literatures and Cultures of Europe and America at the University of Naples L'Orientale (Italy). She loves London, food markets and fashion
Julia joined NYU London in January 2016 and can be found in the Student Hub where she assists with all aspects of Student Life from cultural programming to community engagement. Julia joins NYU London from the University of Portsmouth where she studied International Development. As a native Londoner, Julia is always happy to give suggestions on the best things to do and the best places to eat in London.
Fenton is responsible for managing the technical services that NYU London provide to staff and students. Fenton has a first class degree in Maths and Physics from King's College and has many years experience in IT working for Power Gen, Sainsbury's, Sage and Video Networks.
Sheraz leads the IT strategy in London with a mindset to implement at the Global sites too further down the line.
He is an avid cook and great behind the bbq - has worked in the City most of his career through various types of organizations and loves the city life along with the great variety of bars in town.
Keeping fit is a must and is a great goalkeeper with local football teams, as an avid foodie is currently on the quest to find London's best gourmet burger!
Kate is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Cambridge University. Kate's career has centred on UK and US education, covering diverse organisations such as the US-UK Education Commission, the UK Embassy in Washington DC and US government agencies. Before joining NYU London in 2011, Kate was Programme Coordinator of the Fordham University London Centre. Kate lives in London and is an excellent source for living in the city and maximizing opportunities in the UK and Europe.
Claire is responsible for overseeing international outreach for undergraduate admissions across Europe. She is the primary contact for international applicants from Central and Western Europe (excluding the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Switzerland). Claire is a Canadian who studied Journalism, Film and Broadcasting at Cardiff University, and attained a degree in Psychology and Communications from Simon Fraser University in Canada. Claire comes to NYU London from her position as International Admissions Officer for NYU Shanghai in Shanghai. Before joining NYU Shanghai Claire worked in admissions at an international school in Shanghai, and as a Full-time Lecturer at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, South Korea. She has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and across Canada.
Chris has responsibilities for both student welfare and facility administration within the NYU London residences. Chris has a degree in Economics from the University of Surrey where he also spent a semester abroad at the University of North Texas. Furthermore, Chris has a Masters degree in International Planning from University College London and has previously lived in Toronto for one year. He is an ardent Tottenham Hotspur fan.
Richard is a member of the NYUL Housing Team and he works with students in a pastoral and administrative capacity. Richard has been working with international students since he moved to London 15 years ago. He has previously lived in Spain and in 2014 spent 2 years living in Berlin.
Emily is a member of the NYUL Housing Team and she works with students in a pastoral and administrative capacity. She also previously managed a student welfare team at the University of Bristol for two years. Emily has a BA in English, an MA in Philosophy and is in the final stages of completing her PhD on the works of Samuel Beckett and mental illness.
Ricoh helps manage the NYU sites in London, he have previous experience in Facility & HSE Management. Ricoh coordinates the Facilities Department and helps ensure the site meets regulatory & compliance standards. Pretty much any issues or requests regarding the building and contractual services can be directed toward him.
He has previous experience in the Facilities background starting off as a cleaner and working his way up through difference avenues in Facilities to get to his current position.
Francisco is the Facilities Technician for Byron Court, Guilford House and Bedford Square, and is also a qualified level 1, 2, and 3 electrician. Originally from Colombia, Francisco worked at Fenwick ltd on Bond Street for 11 years before joining NYU London in January 2018. Francisco is a lifelong Liverpool FC supporter
Mark has responsibilities for security, the mail and assists with audio-visual equipment. He is a Londoner born and bred and is a good source of knowledge about London. Mark loves sport, especially football, and is a keen Arsenal supporter.
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Vincent is the weekend student assistant and guard for the Bedford Square academic centre. Originally from Italy, Vincent has lived in London for over twenty years and has responsibilities for security and mail among other duties.
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Nyoka is excited to work with students as they prepare to study at NYU London!