Welfare Advisers

Welfare Advisers

Having worked with students for many years, our Welfare Advisers have a wealth of experience in dealing with the wide range of difficulties which you could encounter, while studying in Cambridge. You are encouraged to speak to either of them as soon as things start to go wrong, or simply to meet for a chat if you are feeling a bit miserable—or happy!

Please email or call to set a convenient time, or attend the health centre drop-in each weekday in term between 8.30am and 9.30am. 


Richard Geddis

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, Room DD2, Cripps Court, tel: 01223 335569, email: welfare.richard@queens.cam.ac.uk

Richard has worked for many years as a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor in both the NHS and Higher Education and moved to Queens' from the University Counselling Service. 

He is able to help with any issues that are causing concern such as procrastination, work block or relationship difficulties and also issues related to mental health or emotional well-being.  He is able to meet for a one-off consultation, ad-hoc meetings or a series of sessions and will explore with you the best way forward in the initial discussion.

Richard is a member the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and the British Psychoanalytic Council. He also maintains his Registered Nurse status with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. 

Working with Richard is strictly private and confidential. Information about his contact with a student is only shared with others with full consent, or in exceptional circumstances. 



Jenny Schiller

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Room DD1, tel:  01223 768660, email: welfare.jenny@queens.cam.ac.uk

Jenny is a Registered Nurse in Mental Health and an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.  She moved to Queens' after working as a Mental Health Adviserand CBT Therapist for the University Counselling Service.  She has previously worked in local NHS Services, including with local GP's and Specialist Support Services. 

Her interests and experience relate to mental and emotional health and wellbeing, so the aim of working within the College environment is to support students to address difficulties and concerns early, so socially and academically students can thrive.  She is able to work with students for one-off consultations and ongoing support (including CBT if indicated). 

This is a confidential service so information will only be shared with the permission of the student (or in exceptional circumstances).  Jenny is accredited through the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) and the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists).




Revd Tim Harling

Every day during term, Cloister 2, Cripps Court, tel:  01223 335562, email: chaplain@queens.cam.ac.uk

Tim is the Dean of Chapel and a Fellow and can be found in Cloister 2 in Cloister Court/ Tim joined Queens' in September 2013, having previous experience in several parishes, and as Prison Chaplain in a nearby prison.

Tim is available to talk to all students, confidentially, about any concerns they have. He is also available to enable and inform students about different faiths in College and across Cambridge.


Welfare Advisers

Welfare Adviser
Room DD2
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday


01223 335578

College Nurse
Welfare Adviser
Room DD1
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday


01223 335562

Official Fellow
Dean of Chapel
Cloister 2