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We believe that successful students require both excellent academic and pastoral support. There are a range of people and services available to you, within the Department, wider in the College and external organisations, that can provide personal, wellbeing and academic support  

Please see the College's latest Covid-19 updates and guidance for Imperial's response to Covid-19, ensuring all members of the community are safe.

Support within the Department

Student Wellbeing Advisor

Amy Picton

Location: Level 1, Room 141B, City and Guilds Building (near the Flight Simulator)

Drop-in Monday 2-5pm
You can book an appointment with Amy each week  until Thursday at 3pm.

As well as speaking to you on a one-to-one basis on a wide range of issues including settling into college life, relationship worries, stress, mental health, loneliness, concerns about substance or alcohol misuse, Amy also develops resources, workshops and awareness-raising events.

Personal and Senior Tutors

Personal Tutors

Please contact your assigned tutor

Your personal tutor is there to support you in your personal, general academic, and professional development. Through regular contact and the establishment of a supportive and professional relationship, the Personal Tutors maintain an overview of their tutees’ academic progress, development and wellbeing.

Senior Tutors

Postgrad Taught/MSc
Professor Francesco Montomoli


Postgrad Research
Professor Joaquim Peiro


Senior tutors are responsible for the welfare and academic progress of every postgraduate student in the department.  You can speak to them if you have concerns about your academic progress or if you feel that there are circumstances that are causing you academic pressure. 

Tutor for Women

 Dr Zahra Sharif Khodaei


Zahra's role as Tutor for Women provides women with additional support and the opportunity to discuss any issues they may be having with a female member of staff.

While the first point of contact for each student is their personal tutor, if female students feel more comfortable talking to a female member of staff instead, Zahra is here to support you. In addition, as a champion for equality, diversity and inclusion, her role is to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and fairness in a diverse environment.

Student Representatives

Postgraduate Taught Representatives

Tarek El Masri (Advanced Aeronautics)


Zhi Han (Advanced Aeronautics)


Lantian Pinkney


Postgraduate Research Representatives

Haolin Li


Neelakash Biswas


Student reps can signpost you to further support from the Wellbeing Adviser on any issues that may be affecting student wellbeing including mental or physical health, finance, relationships, equality and diversity, and personal safety. They can also use your feedback to inform academic staff on issues that students face, including assessments, learning experience, resources and academic experience.

Mental Health First Aiders

Disability and Safety

Disability Officer

Dr Siti Ros Shamsuddin


Safety Officer

Dr Nigel MacCarthy


Confidential Support for BAME Students



Naomi Jackson-Macfarlane, Student Wellbeing Advisor, can be contacted directly via email and provides confidential support for Black, South Asian, and all Ethnic Minority Students across the Faculty of Engineering. Naomi is available for students who may feel more comfortable talking about race or other specific experiences to a member of staff who is also of the Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) community.

Support within the wider College

External, Out of Hours and Emergency Support