Meet the team

The Project Office is a team of experienced Project Managers and Project Officers who manage strategic projects in IT Services and across the University. 

Meet the team
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Liz Simcox
Head of Project Office

Tel: 0121 414 3131


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Margaret Donnison

Project Manager

Tel: 0121 414 8232 
Email: m.donnison@bham.ac.uk

"Following many years as a librarian in public libraries and here at the University, I joined the Project Office as a Project Manager in 2005. With Prince2, APMP, Change Management and ITIL qualifications, I am also an experienced facilitator who has worked on diverse projects, IT and non-IT related. These include the replacement of the University's virtual learning environment, setting up the collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company in The Other Place, and working on the AHRC Commons Fellowship project."

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Brigit Ayling 
Project Manager 

Tel: 0121 414 5841 
Email: b.a.ayling@bham.ac.uk

"I’ve been managing projects for 10 years ranging from BUAFTAs and Supplier Management to Responsive Website and PM Training. Currently I’m working on a project to upgrade the campus CCTV system and on BIFoR (Birmingham Institute of Forestry Research), an environmental research facility in Norbury woods. 
I’m PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner certified in addition to having ITIL certification but also draw on skills from an MA in management, time as a Primary School teacher(!) and achievement of a Yoga diploma (flexibility and calm approach suiting projects rather well!)"


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Jo England
Project Manager 

Tel: 0121 414 4429
Email: j.v.england@bham.ac.uk

"I have been a member of the Project Office team since 2007; before that I worked in a number of other roles within the University of Birmingham. I have certification in PRINCE2 and am a qualified APMP practitioner; other qualifications include APM Change Management Foundation and ITIL Foundation. 
I have managed a variety of projects including BUAFTAs 2015 and the procurment and implementation of a Research Data Store (RDS).  I am currently working on the Paperless Admissions project, implementation of the Institutional Life Sciences Strategy, and 2 Factor Authentication which will increase security on selected University IT systems."


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Vicky Holmes 
Project Manager 

Tel: 0121 414 7436 
Email: v.s.holmes@bham.ac.uk

"I have worked in the Project Office since 2005 after working in Library Services for a number of years. My qualifications include Prince 2, APMP, APM Change Foundation, ITIL Foundation, and ILM Level 3. Since 2014 I have been project managing the High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC) project, a new build University facility at Ansty Park in partnership with Rolls-Royce. I am also managing a project to develop and implement an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) IT solution within the facility. Previous projects include Middleware IT procurement, JISC Single Source project, University Staff Survey 2011, Intranet project."

Vicky is currently seconded to the Life Sciences Programme.

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Martin Horder
Project Manager

Tel: 0121 414 4746 
Email: m.a.horder@bham.ac.uk 

"My particular speciality is IT projects. Projects I have managed include procuring Service-Now, implementing Dell Identity Manager, and the initial implementation of Shibboleth. Within the PRINCE2 Planning theme, I am particularly interested in Product based Planning"

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Sophie Tonino
Project Manager

Tel: 0121 414 8179 
Email: s.b.tonino@bham.ac.uk

"Trained facilitator, Prince2 Practitioner and APMP Project Management qualified, I hold the APM Change Management Foundation certificate. I am a BCS Business Analysis practitioner, working towards the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis. 
I have managed a variety of projects, with focus on business strategy, business case generation, and requirements gathering. Recent projects include a review of Students Fees processes and implementation of a Property and Conference Management Solution. I am currently leading the Managed Print Service project, to be rolled out across all Colleges and Professional Services. 
Custodian of the University of Birmingham Process Library, I also coach authors on best practice 'as is' and 'to be' process mapping."

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Emma Wade 
Project Manager 

Tel: 0121 414 8790 
Email: e.griffin@bham.ac.uk

"I have been a project manager here at UoB since September 2011. Prior to this I worked as a Project Management Specialist for Accenture, working on many projects including HMRC, Royal Mail and the Ministry of Justice. Since being at the University I have managed mainly IT projects including the Campus Wired Network Refresh, PCI DSS Accreditation, Resilience and more recently Demand Management. I am certified in PRINCE 2, APMP and ITIL Foundation."

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Jessica Glover
Project Officer 

Tel: 0121 415 8789
Email: j.glover.1@bham.ac.uk

"Since working in the Project Office I have managed and supported a range of projects including BUAFTA’s, Standard Desktop, WorkLink and SharePoint Team Sites as well as supporting programmes such as the Guangzhou programme and the Institute of Translational Medicine. I am currently managing the Middleware Upgrade.
Prior to working at the University I delivered grant programmes on behalf of the London Development Agency, Home Office and the Cabinet Office, and provided project management support, advice and guidance to funded organisations. I am a certified APMP Practitioner and have ITIL certification."

   
   
   

If you have a general query about projects, please contact the Project Officers by email at: projects@contacts.bham.ac.uk

We are based in the European Research Institute (ERI), first floor (G3 on campus maps).