Academic Services for FASS

Library and Learning Development for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Lorna Pimperton

Faculty Librarian (Content)

Telephone: +44 1524 592539


Location: B105 Library Building

I focus on helping students, researchers and staff in FASS, and particularly in Law, make the best use of library and information sources through selecting and obtaining new resources and providing support in finding, accessing and using academic materials. I can assist with literature searching, referencing and using EndNote software to manage citations and bibliographies.

I can also assist with creating and maintaining online resource lists which facilitate students’ access to course readings. I have responsibility for the Library’s digitisation service and advise on the Copyright Licensing Agency and associated licences and on other copyright issues.

Paul Newnham

Faculty Librarian (Teaching and Learning)

Telephone: +44 1524 594248


Location: B105 Library Building

My main area of responsibility is as faculty librarian with the Faulty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). I focus on providing support for using Library resources and teaching information literacy for students at all levels in FASS and encourage queries from departments where I can provide embedded teaching and training.

I also offer one-to-one support for FASS students and staff for a range of library-related issues including help with selecting and using specialist library resources, planning, evaluating and searching for information.

I have taken lead roles in co-ordinating the library induction programme and liaising with Schools and Colleges over the last couple of years.

My other area of responsibility involves helping to organise the library’s frontline service which involves line managing five Information Assistants.  

I am a literature graduate with a post graduate qualification in Information and Library Management. I am also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.

Joanne Wood

Learning Developer

Telephone: +44 (0)1524 510805


Location: C125, C Floor, Bowland North 

I work with students and teaching staff in departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. I am interested in helping students with all aspects of study, in particular with the process of writing.

I offer one-to-one tutorials with students as well as tailored group sessions. I manage the Academic Writing Space  - a mentoring scheme where students can discuss their writing, and I run the weekly Film Club for International Students.

Dr Elena Luchinskaya

Learning Developer (Mathematics and Statistics)

Telephone: +44 (0)1524 593678


Location: A032, A - Floor, Science and Technology

My role is to develop and coordinate maths and stats support provision across the University.

I work together with a team of experienced tutors, helping students to develop their maths knowledge by delivering tailored, structured and efficient support services. 

The range of activities provided by me and my team include embedded workshops (Engineering, Physics, Maths), one-to-one tutorials, generic workshops on basic maths and statistics, revision workshops and maths boot camps. I also oversee the running of the MASH centre in LUMS.

Students can enrol on the FST Maths Learning Development Moodle site for more information.

Dr Helen Hargreaves

Learning Developer (English for Academic Purposes)

Telephone: +44 (0)1524 510719


Location: B109, B Floor, Bowland Main 

I work with students across the university to help them develop their English for academic study.

I offer one-to-one consultations with students to discuss their academic writing, and contribute to the ‘become a better writer’ series of workshops held in the library. I am also involved in developing a programme of social events, as a further opportunity for postgraduate students to develop their English whilst at Lancaster.

Students can enrol on the English language development Moodle site for more information.