Campus Stars: Jodie Chatfield

July 2nd, 2020

The Campus Stars campaign has been launched to showcase the colleagues still working on campus during the lockdown and highlight the crucial work they do.

Jodie is the Central Support Team Technical Manager for the School of Life Sciences and has worked at the University for 24 years.

Jodie’s responsibilities involve managing a team of central support technicians and their day-to-day activities. They provide essential support to all of the research groups that work within the School of Life Sciences.


Jodie is usually based in the Medical School within the Queen’s Medical Centre but since lockdown is working within a team to support Life Sciences equipment in the Biodiversity Institute on campus.

Since lockdown, Jodie has been heavily involved with assembling technical teams that could provide support in the coming months. To ensure equipment was moved safely and correctly, Jodie coordinated a technical team and together with other senior colleagues they worked to move the essential equipment. Jodie planned rotas for staff to ensure that social distancing was observed whilst checking and maintaining the equipment. Jodie currently works with a team of 14 and ensures to communicate weekly to ensure that all are fit to work and complete the required tasks.

Jodie supports her team with regular updates from the School of Life Sciences and the University. This is usually by email, but for those who do not have access to email the updates are communicated by phone or text.

Jodie has enjoyed spending time outside of work in her garden, and particularly enjoys the birdsong and fresh air. She has also enjoyed spending quality time with her children and going on walks or bike rides.

Jodie’s favourite thing about working for the University of Nottingham is the friendships she has made with current and past colleagues.

Jodie’s message for the University community is to keep listening to the advice, stick to government guidelines and together we will all get through this!

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One Comment

July 2nd, 2020 at 2:18 pm


Congratulations Jodie!!
The only thing missing here is what a terrific scientist you have been all of these years! And the extraordinary contributions you made in that arena!

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