Meet the International Office 

Our team of dedicated and experienced staff are here to support you throughout your time as an International student at Cardiff Metropolitan University.


Pro-Vice Chancellor (International)

Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) Professor Mohamed Loutfi




Pro- Vice Chancellor (International) Professor Mohamed Loutfi
International Operations Manager       Sharon Johnstone
Senior International Student Welfare Officer Natalie Buckland
Senior International Development Officer Anna Dukes

The International Marketing team are responsible for travelling overseas to offer you help and guidance on applying to study at the University. Much of our work involves attending Exhibitions, events, making visits to schools, our partners and advisers. Details of our visits can be found on our Country Specific Information pages.

Regional Manager Adrian Baird
International Marketing Officers Nicola Brabyn
Greg Chen
Chris Kelly
Anya O'Connor
Jack Rivers

Our UK based operations and admissions team provide all the pre-arrival support you need to make getting here as easy as possible. Whether you require visa support letters, help with fee payments or booking accommodation, we can help you.

Staff within the team:

International Operations Manager
Sharon Johnstone
International Admissions Officer
Kathryn Wheeler
Admissions Support Officer
Mai Barry
Amanda Lynch
International Marketing Associate (Projects)
Biju Nair
Finance & Projects Officer
Deborah Williams
Immigration Compliance Officers

Teresa Kedward
Jael Rav-On
Administration Assistants - Immigration Compliance

Cecilia Fairburn
James Morris

Our University's International Student Welfare Team is committed to helping you to adapt to your new environment. Our first rate reputation for the individual support available for all international students can be attributed to our team of experienced staff who are always available to offer a wide range of services. A range of specialist advice and services are available to support you from your application and arrival right through to graduation.

Once you arrive our dedicated International Welfare team are here to assist you during your time with us. Free study skills and English language support is available from our Study Skills Tutors. Our Welfare Support officers provide immigration advice, help finding work, accommodation support, or are here if you just need someone to talk to.

Staff within the team:

Senior International Student Welfare Officer
Natalie Buckland
International Student Welfare Officer
Laura Evans
Assistant International Student Welfare Officer
Nicola Keen
Administrative Assistants - International Student Welfare
Joanna Berridge
Fern Williams
English Language and Study Skills Support Tutors
Louise Macphail
Michelle Grimes
Njide Ezechi

The International Development Team has the role of supporting the University's internationalisation strategy through the management of EU funded project such as Erasmus Mundus and Tempus.

Such projects offer exchange and degree scholarships to students at undergraduate, master, doctorate, post-doctorate level and staff. At present the International Development Team are managing projects involving Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, Syria, and Central Asia.

Staff within the team:

Senior International Development Officer
Anna Dukes
International Development Officer Aboubakr Fathalla
Assistant International Development Officer Natasha Bahadur
International Development Administrators Lara Blagojevic
Viviana Cois
Claire Power
Danielle Rawlings
Ingy Shaaban