Contact us

If you have a work problem or query, get in touch with your UNISON workplace representative. Alternatively, you can ring UNISONdirect on 0845 355 084

If you have a general membership query, please contact:Email:

LSE Unison branch is run by a branch committee and supported by skilled staff, locally, regionally and nationally.


Branch committee:

 Branch Secretary:

Sophia Douglas (

Branch Chair:

Michael Etheridge (Interim) (

Branch Treasurer:

Paul Whitehouse (

Health & Safety Officers: 

Vhon Barrett (

Usman Ghani (

Equalities Officer: 

Sophia Douglas (as above)

LGBTQI+ Officer:

Michael Etheridge (

Membership Secretary:


Education Co-ordinator: 

Samantha Da-Costa

Welfare Officer:


Communications Officer:

Nicole Garnier (

Labour Link Officer:

Jamie Green (

Workplace contacts:

O Husbands (post room),

 Dan Peel (Student Services Centre)

Alison Cummerson (Library)

Debra Nicholls (UG Admissions)


Central Departments

  • Library:
    Paul Whitehouse 
  • Central Admin and ARD:
    Sophia Douglas 
  • IMT (including telecoms and web services):
    Liz McNaughton 
  • Finance and Facilities:
    Sam Da Costa (covering Residences, Nursery, Medical Centre, Accommodation Office, Press & Communications Office)
  • Academic Departments: All Stewards

We are always looking for people who feel they can contribute to the branch and to helping other members. This could be a regular commitment or just the occasional hour or so. We also provide training courses and support for our reps and officers.