Professional Courses Staff

Meet the team


Joy Rosenberg
BA, MEd, MSc, AuD

Sarah Davis
BSc (Hons), PGCE, PGDip, MA  

Lorna Gravenstede
BSc (Hons), MRCSLT, ACS dip, MSc

Chris Haigh
BSc (Hons), PGCE, MEd, MSc 

Lisa Bull

Imran Mulla
PhD, MRes, BSc (Hons) 

Jack Bennett



Penny Viney
Penny Viney is the Senior Courses Administrator and is responsible for the smooth running of all Courses within the Department. She is the administrator for the Dissertation Research module. Penny has worked at Mary Hare for 2010; she started work in the School office/Training Department and progressed to Senior Courses Administrator in 2014. Penny is the Data Protection Administrator within Mary Hare school.  Penny has a varied skill set but is always keen to learn new skills and set new goals. Penny is forward thinking and likes a challenge.

Sarah McDevitt
After spending 20 years employed in the corporate world, Sarah first joined Mary Hare in March 2013 as a part time receptionist before joining the Mary Hare Training team in 2014.  As the administrator for the MA/PG Dip Deaf Education Studies (Teacher of the Deaf) course, Sarah’s role is very varied. She works closely with all module leaders across all 8 ToD modules, duties range from assisting the Teaching & Learning module leader with all aspects of the 20-day teaching placements, liaising with the placement supervisors, listening to student feedback, which has always been highly complementary of the course administrators, and helping them with any course related issues or concerns they may have.  Sarah is also the administrator for the Mary Hare Exceptional Circumstances Panel which deals with all aspects of student wellbeing related issues. 

Maxine Smith
Maxine Smith is a member of the Courses Administrator team at Mary Hare, having worked here since 2019.  Her work focuses on the administration of a variety of courses, including the MSc/ PGDip Educational Audiology and BTEC Level 3 Award for Teaching Assistants Working with Sensory Impaired Children and Young People; and previously for the Hearing Care Assistants course. 

She works specifically on the new enquiries and applications for the bi-annual intake of MSc students, co-ordinating their registrations with the University.  Also, for the smooth running of the on-site study weekends that take place 4 times a year, managing any student and/ or lecturers queries and concerns.  In the administration of the BTEC course, she ensures all students, markers and verifiers are meeting their assignment deadlines and that all relevant documentation is in place for the annual moderation meeting and Pearson’s standards verification audit for both Mary Hare and the  Virtual School Sensory Support in Norfolk. Students have commented regarding the excellent level of service our department offers and how responsive we are offering guidance on processes and pastoral care.  Maxine is a friendly and organised member of the team.