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. Generic queries can also be sent to

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)


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.

MAHSE Deputy Director (HSST) - TBC


Kate Smith, MAHSE Manager

E-mail: 0161 306 4580

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.

Nazifa Choudhury, MAHSE Co-Ordinator

Nazifa joined MAHSE in September 2022 in a newly formed role as MAHSE Co-Ordinator to support the MAHSE Manager and works closely with the STP Programmes as well as taking a lead on Events and Patient and Public Involvement. Before working for MAHSE, she has worked within the University of Manchester as a Postgraduate Research Support Administrator for the department of Chemical Engineering and a number of previous roles in administration and management, including within the NHS.

Antonia Roach, MAHSE HSST Administrator

E-mail: / Telephone: 0161 306 2621

Antonia joined the MAHSE team in December 2022 as an administrator for the HSST programme. Prior to joining MAHSE, Antonia worked as the Lead Nutritionist for a professional Rugby League Club. She has previous administrative experience working for Salford Royal Hospital where she was the Administrative Team Leader for the Coronavirus-19 Vaccination Clinic.

MAHSE STP Administrator - TBC

E-mail: Telephone: 0161 306 4552

MAHSE eLearning Technologist: Ewan Chamings


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.

MAHSE eLearning Technologist: Jess Willsher


Jess joined Manchester Metropolitan University in January 2022 having previously worked in dentistry. Jess collaborates with key stakeholders to develop eLearning and online materials to support the MAHSE programmes.