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Branch Officers

2020-2021 Branch Officers

And Rosta (Branch Secretary)


Work phone: 3026

Mobile: 07941888044 ​

And is a Senior Lecturer in English Language & Linguistics in the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, and has worked at UCLan since 1996. He joined the UCU (then NATFHE) Branch Committee in 2002 and over the years has been Membership Secretary, Acting Branch Secretary, Vice Chair (Negotiations), Chair, Branch Secretary and a caseworker.

Andrew Baron (Union Learning Rep)

Andrew is a Lecturer in Education Studies within CELT, and  has worked at UCLAN since 2014. Prior to that he worked in the college sector for 15 years in both FE and sixth form. He has been an active member of UCU since 1999.


Work phone: 3921

Cath Sullivan (Treasurer)


Work phone: 3428

Elaine Hill (Membership Secretary & Green Rep)


Work phone: 3609

Gaynor Wood (Branch Officer)


Work phone: 3863

Michael McKrell (Branch Chair & Green Rep)


Work phone: 5342

Michael McKrell is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Performance in the School of Journalism, Media and Performance, and has worked at UCLan since 2001. He joined the Branch Committee in 2007 and is Chair of the Branch, Green Rep and a caseworker. He has also served as a member of the UCU National Executive Committee.

Mike Eslea (Assistant Branch Secretary)


Work phone: 3424

Mike is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology, and has worked at UCLan since 1996, mostly teaching social and developmental psychology. His research interests include antisocial behaviour, aggression & bullying. He has been a member of the UCU Branch Committee since 2011, is the Assistant Branch Secretary, a caseworker and the webmaster for these pages.

Tara Styles-Lightowlers (Vice Chair & Equality Officer)


Work phone: 3971

Tara is a Lecturer in Lancashire Law School and has worked at UCLan since 2006. She has been a UCU rep for three years and is the Branch Equality Officer & Vice Chair.


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