Meet the teams

Meet the teams who are here to support you during your time at Loughborough University

Duty, Assessment, and Inclusion

Here at the University, we have a Duty, Assessment, and Inclusion team. This team can provide short-term help in the form of emotional and practical support if you have been subjected to sexual violence. The team will also be able to formulate a holistic plan with you.

In addition, they can support you through a disciplinary process alongside the Security team, as well as liaising with external organisations who are able to provide longer-term support for you.

You can report an incident online or see additional information here.

You can contact the team by emailing or calling 01509 227615.

Get to know the members who make up this team below:

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Lisa Brooks-Lewis

Duty, Assessment and Inclusivity Manager

Lisa has worked at the University for eight years in several roles and has had previous experience in a range of statutory and third-sector settings. She is passionate about trauma informed practice. Lisa Chairs the University’s Sexual violence Working Group made up of a range of partners to ensure collaborative working.

Dan Griffin

Duty, Assessment and inclusivity Practice lead

Dan has recently joined the team having previously worked as a social work manager within adult secure forensic psychiatric services. Dan has also worked within children's services as a social worker for children and young adults with complex health and social care needs.

Dan works Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Alison Brown

Duty, Assessment and Inclusivity Adviser

Alison has previously worked as a health visitor nurse for patients with complex and multiple needs.

Alison works full-time Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

Maria Crossley

Duty, Assessment and Inclusivity Adviser

Having joined Loughborough University initially as a Mental Health Advisor, Maria now works in the DAI team. She originally trained as a counsellor and has previous experience of supporting clients with dual diagnosis.

Maria works Wednesdays to Fridays, 8.30am-5.30pm.

Megan Young

Duty, Assessment and Inclusivity Adviser

Megan has recently joined the team, having previously worked in the statutory sector specialising in therapeutic social work with children and young people who have complex needs and have been a victim of abuse and trauma.

Megan works Monday to Friday, 9.30am-2pm.

Security team

The University’s Security team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days a year.  They can be contacted on 01509 222141, or just flip over your Student ID card to find the number to call them.

As well as looking after students' safety, they also investigate complaints made about the conduct of students both on and off campus. You can report this using the online reporting system above.

When an incident has been reported, one of the team will contact you and discuss the incident. They will advise you of your options, which include support with reporting to the police or having the University investigate further.

Once they receive a complaint, they will take statements from all those involved, then interview the person you have complained about. The University uses ‘the balance of probability’ to assess whether there is sufficient evidence to prove a misconduct offence has occurred.

If the offence is proven, the University can apply a range of sanctions, whether educational or punitive, for instance recommending that the case be heard by a Student Misconduct Panel where termination of studies can be considered.

Ant Dales

Head of Security

Ant is the Head of Security at Loughborough and oversees all aspects of student and campus safety. He has overall responsibility for the security officers who work at the campus, and the Community Warden team, who assist with students living off campus.

Ant ensures all students feel safe at Loughborough.

Hayleigh Vasey

Deputy Security Manager (Investigations)

Hayleigh has recently joined the team, having previously been employed within the Royal Military Police as a Special Investigation Branch Officer. She is experienced in investigating serious crime and is a trained Sexual Offences Investigator.

Hayleigh works Monday to Thursday, 9am–5pm.