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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.

Diane Harris - Student Mental Health Adviser

Diane Harris - Student Mental Health Adviser

I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Clinical and Pastoral Counsellor with a diploma in Crisis Management. I have over 30 years’ experience working with people going through a difficult time in their lives. It is important to me to support people at the darkest of times.

Joanne McManus - Head of Accommodation Services

Joanne McManus - Head 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.

Alan McGillivray - Assistant Student Advisor (Wellbeing )

In my role, I help coordinate the various types of support available to the student such as Counselling, Mental Health Mentors and Assessments of Needs. I volunteered for the SVLO as I want students to feel safe in campus and know we have trained staff for every eventuality, even in cases of sexual violence or misconduct.

Alan McGillivray - Assistant Student Advisor Wellbeing

Lisa Atkinson - Accommodation Operations Manager

I am committed to the University’s strategy for preventing and tackling sexual violence and misconduct and understand that the SVMLO role is vital in supporting this approach. Training to become an SVMLO has increased my ability to assist individuals who have been affected by sexual violence and to help them find the best support.

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Graeme Young - Accommodation Operations Manager

Graeme Young - Accommodation Operations Manager

I wanted to join the SVMLO team so that I can provide the best possible support 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.

Emily Fullwood, Student Counsellor and Mental Health Mentor

Emily Fullwood - Student Counsellor and Mental Health Mentor

I chose to become a SVMLO as I recognise the vital importance of providing a confidential and specialised reference point for anyone within the University who has been affected by sexual violence or misconduct, so as to give them information, choices and options.

Kelly Marriot - Student Hub Operations Manager

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.

Kelly Marriot - Student Hub Operations Manager

Tom Speirs - IT Operational Support Specialist

I am a staff Bullying and Harassment contact, and see the SVMLO role as a natural extension to that role. I feel that tackling all kinds of unacceptable behaviour, and supporting those being subjected to unacceptable behaviour, is a core responsibility within the workplace. It is important for people to know that help and support is available, and that the University is empowering colleagues to provide this support.

Tom Speirs - IT Operational Support Specialist

Sandy Gillone - Head of Operations/Deputy Head of Accommodation Services

Sandy Gillone - Head of Operations/Deputy Head of Accommodation Services

The SVMLO training has improved the ways in which I can support students and staff who have been affected by sexual violence. I want them to know that, like all of the SVMLOs, I will listen to them and help them get the support they need.

Audrey-Clare Burns - Chief Executive, University of Stirling Students’ Union

Audrey-Clare Burns - Chief Executive, University of Stirling Students’ Union

I became a SVMLO in order to more fully understand this complex area. I want to ensure the Students' Union is equipped and has capacity to help support students, in a professional manner, that are impacted by sexual violence and misconduct.     

Lynn Maher - Advocacy and Inclusion Development Coordinator, University of Stirling Students’ Union

My role is to provide confidential support, information and guidance to students on a wide range of issues. We can’t predict what students might be experiencing or what they may need and I feel it is important to be able to respond appropriately. The SVMLO training has ensured that I know how to respond appropriately to students who have experienced, or have been accused of, sexual misconduct. I can help them to understand their choices and access support and to ensure that they are treated fairly and with respect.

Lynn Maher - Advocacy and Inclusion Development Coordinator

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. 

Sonia Wilson - Digital Resources Librarian

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Jill Stevenson - Head of Student Support Services

I have been leading the University’s strategy to prevent and tackle sexual violence for over three years, and I am really passionate about ensuring that our university is a place where anyone affected by sexual or gender based violence can feel comfortable to come forward, report it and access support, safe in the knowledge that they will be believed. Being trained as a SVMLO has also helped me to understand what more we can do as a university to work with our partners to strengthen the support framework for students and staff.

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Erin Russell - Acting Head of Student Guidance and Wellbeing

I want to ensure that if you have experienced sexual violence that you feel supported, informed, respected and above all else, in control of what happens next for you. I have worked in a student support advisory role for over ten years, and as a trained SVMLO, I can help you explore your support options, and help reduce the impact this experience may have had on your studies.

Liz Watson - HR Partner

As an experienced Human Resources Partner I believe that giving me the opportunity to undertake SVMLO training shows the University’s support for the Preventing and Tackling Sexual Violence and Misconduct Strategy and will hopefully give our staff and students confidence that they will be given support in a professional and confidential manner. It’s important that anyone affected by these issues should know that we will listen to them without any judgement and be able to offer them appropriate support.

Jennifer Paton - Head of HR Partnering

Working in HR, it was important for me to participate in the SVMLO training and to join the SVMLO team as I am committed to the University’s strategy for preventing sexual violence and misconduct. I want to ensure that staff and students affected by sexual violence and misconduct receive the best support possible and are provided with information on their options. I want anyone affected by sexual violence to know that we will help them get the support they need.

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