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.
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.
Abby joined NYU London as Lecturer and Programme Manager for Business, Political Economy, and Entrepreneurship in October 2018. Before joining NYU London, Abby was Lecturer in Economics at the University of Warwick, where she also received her Ph.D in Law and Economics.
Abby specialises in international political economy, and her research and teaching crosses economics, politics and philosophy in the areas of sustainability, human rights and distributive justice, and the history of economic ideas. Abby is also currently supporting the work of the UN Independent Expert on human rights and foreign debt, reporting to the UN General Assembly.
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.
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).
Andrew is responsible for coordinating Student Life and can be found in the Student Hub. He has worked for several Higher Education Institutions in the UK and abroad and is also a qualified teacher. In his spare time, you will find him trying to improve his running, cheering on Scotland's rugby team or exploring London. He's always on the lookout for new cultural events so don't hesitate to get in touch for ideas.
Alex assists with student life, working in the Student Affairs Office, with a focus on volunteer programming. While he grew up in North London, Alex got his bachelors degree from Fordham University in New York, double majoring in Theology and Middle East Studies. He also spent a semester abroad volunteering in the Philippines. He is a big Arsenal and New England Patriots fan.
Rosie works in the Student Affairs Office and helps to co-ordinate the Cultural Programming activities. She has an MA in History from the University of Aberdeen and during the course of her studies spent a year at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Rosie has previously worked for Higher Education institutions in Glasgow and Edinburgh. These days, she can be found at her local Parkrun or searching for the best bowl of pasta in London.
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.
Lisa oversees outreach activities for undergraduate admissions in France, Ireland, Switzerland, and the UK, with a focus on the NYU Abu Dhabi campus. Born and raised in France, Lisa studied marketing and communications before attaining a Masters in English Studies from Université Nice Sophia Antipolis and a Masters in Teaching French as a Foreign Language from Université Grenoble Alpes. She also lived in New York state for two years, studying and teaching at Marymount College of Fordham University. Before joining NYU, Lisa built years of experience in business school graduate admissions, covering many markets from North America to Asia. A proud Star Wars fan since childhood, Lisa is also obsessed with travelling to India, all things Japanese, and tennis at Wimbledon.
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.
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.
Antonia joined the NYU London Housing Team in January 2019, after spending one year directing Housing and ResLife at Marist College in Florence. Not a stranger to the life of a ‘serial expat’, Antonia has lived in Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and England, where she obtained a BA Politics and an MSc in International Relations from the University of Surrey. As part of her current role, Antonia co-supervises a team of six Resident Assistants (RAs) to ensure a safe and enjoyable residential experience for all students living in NYUL halls of residence.
Sam is the Residential Life Assistant situated at Guilford House, supporting students living within NYUL's residences with any residential related issues, as well as chaperoning the groups on some trips and excursions. Prior to this role, Sam was elected as VP Student Activities at University of Essex for 2 years where he also studied his degree in Genetics. Outside work, he has taken up DJing and dancing.
John has worked at NYU since 2015 and is based at Byron Court. John and the Facilities team manage the three London sites. NYU is the fourth university John has worked for, the others include Royal Vet College (University of London), Kingston University and London South Bank, where John completed his Masters. Outside work John enjoys spending time with his family and trying his best to help them with their homework. Most weekends you will find John running or cycling around Richmond Park, although not all the way around!
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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Emily is excited to work with study abroad students going to London!
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