Jenny Dunhill

Jenny Dunhill


I am a Research Support Administrator, supporting the Earth Surface Science Institute (ESSI), the Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics (IGT) and Geosolutions Leeds.

Prior to working at the university in my current role, I spent 6 years teaching French and Spanish at secondary and primary school level before leaving the profession to focus more on family life. I then spent almost two years as Research Administrator for a variety of projects within the School of Earth and Environment, namely COMET, CPOM, HyCRISTAL and MarineIce, before securing my current role providing administrative support to several institutes and the school as a whole.

My role as Research Administrator includes:
  • Communications (Twitter, SharePoint, website, newsletter, promotional materials)
  • Meeting, event and away day planning and support
  • Financial monitoring of institute budgets
  • ESSI and IGT Director support
  • Supporting the school by producing academic reports for annual review meetings
  • Supporting the School's Research and Innovation Committee
  • Supporting REF submissions
  • Supporting shortlisting and interview processes
Twitter: @ESSILeeds   @PalaeoLeeds   @CohenGeoChem @IGTLeeds  @Geo_Futures 


  • PGCE in Secondary Modern Foreign Languages
  • BA (Hons) in Modern Languages (Spanish, French & Linguistics)

Research groups and institutes

  • Earth Surface Science Institute
  • Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics