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University of Bath

Anthony Payne Director of Student Services

Anthony Payne is responsible for the strategic leadership of a range of student services at the University of Bath.


Anthony joined the University in 2014. He is the Director of Student Services and also manages the University’s relationship with the Chaplaincy Service and the Medical Centre.

He has responsibilities in the areas of Equalities, Student Discipline, Student Complaints and Fitness to Study and oversees the management of:

  • the Disability Service
  • Counselling & Mental Health
  • Student Money Advice
  • the Residential Life and Wellbeing Service


After graduating with a degree in Social Work, Anthony worked in hospital and community-based social work services in Australia and New Zealand before moving into the university sector.

He was the Director of the Equity and Diversity Service for students and staff at Deakin University.

He managed student services in universities in Australia and the UK.

He has led many national projects, developing resources to support university staff in inclusive teaching and support practice.