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Meet the International Office

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

International and Partnerships Office Management Team

Pro- Vice Chancellor (International)

Professor Mohamed Loutfi

Head of International and Deputy Dean    

Sharon Johnstone

International Recruitment and Marketing Manager

Adrian Baird

International Student Support Manager

Nata​lie Buckland

International Development Manager

Anna Dukes

International Marketing and Admissions ​Team

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.

Our Admissions Team provide all the information you need in relation to your application to study at Cardiff Met and will process your admissions letters and enquiries.


International R​ecruitment and Mar​keting Manager​

Adrian Baird

Senior International Marketing Officer

Nicola Brabyn​
Mable Miao

​International Marketing Officers​

David Evans
Chris Kelly
Jack Rivers

​International Marketing Support Officer

​Fern Will​iams

Admissions Support Officer

Emily ​​Brace
​Rachel Harrington

Admissions Administrative As​sistant​

Gareth Huish
Heather Nixon

International Stud​​ent Support Team

Our International Student Support 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.

Our University's International Student Support 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 Student Support 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:

International Student Support Manager​​

Natalie Buckla​nd

Senior Immigration Compliance Officer​Teresa Kedward
​Immigration Compliance Support Officers

Cecilia M​artell
Khurram Sayal

International Student Support ​Officers

Laura Evans
Nicola Keen

Assistant International Student Support​ Of​ficer

Joanna Walters

English Language and Study Skills Support Tutors

Osk Danielsdottir
Njide Ezechi
Louise Macphail​

International Development Team

The International Development Team has the role of supporting the University's internationalisation strategy through the management of EU funded projects such as Erasmus+.

Such projects offer exchange and degree scholarships to students at undergraduate, master, doctorate, post-doctorate level and staff for both incoming and outgoing students/staff at the University. At present the International Development Team are coordinating 6 Erasmus Mundus and 2 Tempus projects working with Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Jordan, Palestine, and 12 Erasmus Mundus projects working with Africa, Caribbean & Pacific, Brazil, Central Asia, India, and the Western Balkans.

The International Development Team also manages the outward student mobility initiative, by supporting the mobility of our students and staff to over 1000 institutions across 6 continents.

Staff within the team:

International D​evelopment Manager ​

Anna Dukes

Senior International Development Advisor
​Dr Rami Ayoubi

International Development Sub-Team

Senior Compliance Officer
​Yael R​​av-On

Finance and Projects Officer

​Rowena Walters

​International Development Support Officer​​Lara Blag​ojevic
​International Development Administrator​Barbora Minarova

International Engagement Sub-Team

International Engagement Manager

Aboubakr Fathalla

International Engagement OfficerDanielle Rawlings​
Kathryn Wheeler


International Partnerships Team

Head of Partnerships ​​

​Theo Koukouravas​​​

Partnership Officer​​

Jo Deans​
Biju Nair
David Thomas
Dr Ingy Shaaban
Amy Williams-Pring

Projects Officer​​​Simon Browning
Administrative Support​Rachel Jenkins

International and Partnerships Office Operations Support Team

International Executive Officer ​​ Deborah Nemwan​​​
Assistant Internatio​nal Development OfficerNatasha Bahadur
Administrative Assistant​Cathy Swabey