Dental Academy


Sue Richardson

  • Role Title: School Manager
  • Address: Dental Academy William Beatty Bldg Hampshire Terrace Portsmouth PO1 2QG
  • Telephone: 023 92 843946
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  • Department: Dental Academy
  • Faculty: Science


I have worked at the University since November 1997. I started as a Clerk Typist in the School of Pharmacy, Biomedical and Physical Sciences and progressed to Course Secretary. I worked within a team of 8 administering the various pathways within the School. In 1999 I moved to the School of Architecture as a Secretarial Assistant where I worked on student admissions and assessments, I also undertook the role of Acting School Manager. In 2002 I moved to Portsmouth Institute of Health, Medicine & Social Care (PIMHS). I worked as a Course Administrator for the Post Graduate programmes (both taught and research), Faculty of Science Year 0 pathways and also the Professional Doctorate programme. In 2004 I was seconded to the Centre for Radiography Education, which at that point was a satellite office of the School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences. I had the role of Centre Administrator and managed the administration team. In 2005 the Centre merged with PIMHS to become the School of Health Sciences & Social Work (SHSSW), where I had the role of Deputy School Manager. In March 2007 I was seconded to the School of Professionals Complimentary to Dentistry, which then in 2010 became the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy.

I am currently the School Manager; my role is to manage the Course Administration Team and to ensure that the timetable is in place for both staff and students. As a team we aim to provide comprehensive administrative support to both staff and students and to ensure that our students have the best experience possible whilst studying at Portsmouth. I enjoy working within a close knit team and having close interaction with the students.