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Parental, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave

The University has a number of policies in place to support staff with changing family circumstances. Please visit the Human Resources website for further information.


The UEA has an on-site Nursery available to staff and students.

We have a family room in the basement of the Elizabeth Fry Building which is fitted out for nursing mothers. Please contact the Equality Office via email at or telephone Helen Murdoch (Ext 1898) or Matthew Gooch (Ext 7209) to obtain a key. Our office is located adjacent to the Reception in The Registry.

Flexible Working

Employees who are parents caring for children under 16 (or 18 if the child is disabled), or those who are a carer for an adult, are entitled to request flexibility in their working pattern. We support requests for flexible working from all staff wherever possible. Please visit the flexible working section of the Human Resources website for further information.

Working Families is one one of the UK's leading charities on work life balance, see for more information


Returning to work after illness

Following a period of ill health, we offer support for returning to work. This may include access to a phased return, short term amendments to duties or working hours, or adjustments to the physical environment.

For more information visit the UEA Medical Services Occupational Health page.

Disability Liaison Officer

ENV has a Disability Liaison Officer, Dr Irene Lorenzoni, who provides staff and students with a point of reference for advice and guidance about disability issues and support. The Disability Liaison Officer liaises regularly with the Dean of Students' Office in relation to general policies and procedures and individual requirements.

Research Staff

There is tailored support for staff across the Norwich Research Park. For more information please visit the RESNET website.

The Researchers Affairs Forum ensures that researchers have a voice within the school, you can contact the Chair, Dr Johannes Laube for more information.

Researchers also have access to a dedicated Research Staff Careers Advisor, Dr Rebecca Wyand. Further information on careers advice available for Research staff can be found on the Careers and Employability website. You can also contact Dr Jenni Turner - ENV Director of Employability.

Mentoring and Coaching

We support staff career development and training opportunities by holding annual appraisal meetings. Induction sessions are available for all new staff and new staff are appointed a mentor within ENV.

Mentoring and coaching external to ENV is available through the University Centre for Staff and Educational Development – please visit the CSED website.

PhD Supervision

If you are a member of staff who is new to PhD Supervision, we will appoint a PhD mentor- please contact Dr Peter Simmons- Director of Postgraduate Research.

Equality and Diversity

The Equality & Diversity contact in the School is Dr Irene Lorenzoni.

We run ‘coffee time equality and diversity Athena SWAN sessions' where you can have an informal chat with members of staff about gender equality issues in ENV.