The MAHSE administrative core is made up of a Director, two Deputy Directors, administrators and eLearning Technologists.  You can contact an individual member of the team by telephone or e-mail (see below) or our postal address is available in the footer of each webpage.

Carol Ainley, MAHSE Director


E-mail: / Telephone: 0161 2471210

Carol has over 15 years’ experience in higher education in the UK, preceded by 15 years in the NHS as a healthcare scientist. As Head of Division, Carol has considerable experience in both PGTE & UGTE and was appointed to the role of MAHSE Deputy Director on 1 July 2014 and promoted to the position of Director in May 2018.


Phil Macdonald, MAHSE Deputy Director (STP)

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Phil has been involved with MAHSE since 2014 when he became MSc Clinical Science (Blood Sciences) Programme Director. He has previously worked as a Senior Clinical Scientist within the NHS. Phil was appointed Deputy Director of MAHSE in October 2018 and leads on STP provision within MAHSE.

Anne White, MAHSE Deputy Director (HSST)

Anne White


Anne has been working with the Academic Component of HSST (the DClinSci) since summer 2017. She has been working with MAHSE, the Universities and external stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of the programme. Anne was appointed Deputy Director of MAHSE in October 2018 and leads on HSST provision within MAHSE.


Kate Smith, MAHSE Manager

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Kate has been MAHSE Manager since May 2017. She is responsible for ensuring that contracts are in place for teaching on Healthcare Science (HCS) programmes as well as setting up funding models to ensure the fair distribution of resources across MAHSE. She joined MAHSE in June 2015 as the STP administrator having previously worked in undergraduate admissions and administration including the BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) which is a pathway of the undergraduate Practioner Training Programme (PTP) in Modernising Scientific Careers.


Brontë Dines-Allen, MAHSE HSST Administrator

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 Email: 0161 3062621 

Brontë joined the University of Manchester and the MAHSE team in August 2019 and provides administrative support for the Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) Programme. Prior to joining MAHSE, Brontë has worked in undergraduate and postgraduate admissions, student recruitment and the healthcare sector.


Amanda Benson, MAHSE STP Administrator

Email: 0161 3064552

Amanda joined the University of Manchester and the MAHSE team in June 2018 and provides administrative support for the Scientist Training Programme (STP).  She has over 7 years experience of programme administration within Higher Education, including suites of both UG and PG programmes taught both locally and via distance learning.



 MAHSE eLearning Technologists: Ewan Chamings and Anna Leicester


Ewan has been working within eLearning at the University of Manchester for over 10 years and works closely with learning technologists and academic programme staff. He is primarily responsible for supporting the academic community in the development and maintenance of electronically delivered, creative materials that support and enhance learning and teaching on the range of MAHSE programmes.

Anna is part of the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health eLearning team at the University of Manchester. Anna works alongside Ewan to support the HSST programmes and has worked with MAHSE since 2016.