Portrait of  Deborah Wills Deborah Wills

d.wills@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473079


Deborah joined the University in 2006 and is currently employed as Office Manager in Research & Enterprise. On joining the University in Business and Community Development as Admin Assistant, this soon became Business and Enterprise Development before being restructured into Research and Enterprise in 2008.

Deborah has worked predominantly in the public sector at Leeds City Council and The University of Huddersfield, as well as private sector companies including Richi Fabrics, Suncharm Soft Drinks here in Huddersfield and Yorkshire Post Newspapers in Leeds.

Administrative Responsibilities

Deborah works directly to the Director for Research and Enterprise (R&E) providing a PA role and also supporting the whole service in a number of areas. She also keeps informed of and provides the Director with local and regional information in relation to areas such as the Local Enterprise Partnership and Leeds City Region as well as co-ordinating the University’s HEBCI return.

She also manages the office environment and administrative support mechanisms for the Research and Enterprise Department, including health and safety, finance and personnel issues as well as monitoring and maintaining the department’s operational budget. She also works with the University’s CRM Manager on maintaining Customer First re-accreditation for the University and is Secretary to a number of Groups and Committees.

Deborah’s main duties include:

  • PA to the Director of Research & Enterprise
  • Primary contact with regard to Regional issues for the University
  • Collation of the University’s annual HEBCI return to HESA
  • Office Management and Staff Support to Research & Enterprise