University Sexual Violence and Misconduct Liaison Officers

These are the our current University Sexual Violence and Misconduct Liaison Officers. Find out how you can contact them.

Joanne McManus - Head of Accommodation Services

Joanne McManus - Director of Accommodation Services

I wanted to participate in the SVMLO training and join the SVMLO team to allow me to provide the best possible support I can to students, and staff, who have been affected by sexual violence. It is important that those affected by sexual violence know that we are here, we will listen to them and help them get the support they need.

Kelly Marriot - Student Hub Operations Manager

Kelly Marriot - Student Support Officer/SVMLO Coordinator

I felt it was important to be trained as an SVMLO so I am best able to support those who have been affected by sexual violence and misconduct, I feel it is important for us as an institution to reduce barriers to accessing support and reduce the stigma of talking about these issues.

Sonia Wilson - Digital Resources Librarian

Sonia Wilson - Digital Resources Librarian

In order to expand on my Anti Bullying and Harassment role I undertook the SMVLO training. This has provided me with the knowledge and expertise to help support victims of sexual violence. I undertook the training because I believe that we all have a responsibility to make sure that the campus is a safe environment where the rights and values of the members of the University community are treated with dignity and respect. 

Lisa Watterson

Lisa Watterson – Student Hub Supervisor

I felt it was important to become an SVMLO as I recognise the importance of this role. I am passionate about being able to offer support and guidance to anyone who has been affected by sexual violence or misconduct and to make them feel heard and supported.

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Jacqui Lenaghen – Head of Accessibility and Inclusion

It is fantastic that the University has a strategy for tackling sexual and gender based violence and offers a safe platform to come forward and report incidents. I joined the SVMLO team to support this strategy. Having taken part in the training, I am pleased to be able to increase the support provision by offering information, guidance and choices to all those in the University community who have been affected by these issues.

Danyl Speirs

Danyl Speirs – Information Support Assistant

As a Mental Health First Aider and vocally out member of staff, I felt becoming an SVMLO was a natural progression to my role in the Library Team and as a member of the LGBTQ+ Support Netwerq+. It is important to have queer representation available in services like this, so I wanted training to be that for any student in the LGBTQ+ community, especially nonbinary and trans students. In a time where trans voices and rights are often silenced or ignored, I feel it is more important than ever to be visible and ensure they are treated with respect, dignity and empathy. I am nonbinary and my pronouns are they/them.

Peter Matthews

Peter Matthews - Senior Lecturer

I wanted to become an SVMLO to ensure that academic staff at the University were fully participating in supporting people affected by sexual violence and misconduct, and as a gay man, because I was aware of the differing circumstances of the diverse student and staff community on campus.

Jenni Glen

Jenni Glen - Student Advocacy Caseworker

The SVMLO training has provided me with the knowledge to respond to members of the University community who have experienced sexual misconduct or gender based violence. I consider the role to be one that ensures everyone is listened to, treated with respect and has access to appropriate support and information. I believe that the role of SVMLO can support, empower and help the individual to make the right choices for them and can help to reduce the impact of what they have experienced. These things are important to me and it is a privilege to be an SVMLO.

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Ross Arthur – Assistant Student Adviser (Money)

I became part of the SVLMO team as I wanted to be part of the University’s strategy to tackle and prevent any forms of sexual violence and misconduct. I feel it is vital that we offer help and support to anyone who has been affected by this, no matter what their gender identity or sexual orientation, and they know that they do not need to face their experiences alone. I think it is also an opportunity to help others become more knowledgeable and understanding, but to also educate people further on consent, and boundaries, and make them more aware of the issues at hand.

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Marcelle Pearson – Process Improvement Consultant Stu & Sys

Today more and more people suffer in silence, dealing with painful experiences alone. Some people suffer alone because they believe their incident was too insignificant compared to others, or perhaps hold a belief that there is not enough evidence or a myriad of other reasons and beliefs. Whatever is keeping anyone from reaching out for help, I am committed to supporting you while you get your voice back.

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Holly Butwright – International Mobility Officer

As an SVMLO, I want to help create a safe and inclusive environment for all students on campus. Through my position, I help support international students on campus and can understand the unique challenges that international students often face, and want to make sure that our diverse campus feels safe and heard when it comes to sexual violence and gender-based violence. I firmly believe that an empowered and supported staff and student body contribute significantly to a thriving University community.

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Fiona Glashan - Mental Health and Wellbeing Officer

I am proud to take up the responsibilities of an SVMLO which is an essential role within our university. Our team of SVMLOs have the opportunity to make a valued contribution to the university’s sexual violence strategy. I believe that accessing the right information at the right time is key to empowering the decision-making of those affected by sexual violence. I will always strive to share information and offer support which is sensitive, respectful and non-judgemental.

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Stacey Mackay – Faculty Administrator (Computing Science & Maths, Faculty of Natural Sciences)

Although the SVMLO role is voluntary, I believe it is a privilege for me to be chosen as being capable of supporting and assisting members of the University community who are affected by sexual misconduct or gender-based violence.

Although my professional background is mostly administrative to date, I have an academic background in psychology, and with my SVMLO Training, understand that people impacted by these experiences sometimes just need someone to listen, treat them with respect and give them access to appropriate support and information centred around their situation. I believe that the role of SVMLO is to support, empower, and help individuals to make their own choices, and reduce the impact of and cope with their experience.

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Ailis Foster – Student Life and Engagement Coordinator

During lockdown, I volunteered for a mental health crisis organisation which has led me to seek out further opportunities to support others when they need it the most.

Becoming an SVMLO was an important next step to providing individual help to students and staff who have been affected by sexual violence, and misconduct, and to reduce stigma in talking about it. I believe we all have a duty to ensure a safe campus environment for our Stirling community and, as an institution, to continue to reduce barriers to resources.

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Craig Fitzgerald - Student Adviser (Mental Health)

Being a trained SVMLO is important to me as I want to be able to offer this important support to students who have been affected by gender or sexual violence. I am passionate about being a trauma-informed practitioner and feel this skill will enhance my work as an SVMLO.