Contact the Student Disability Services (SDS) team

Our main office is located in the ClockTower on the City Campus. We suggest making an appointment.

The ClockTower
Basement Level, Room 036
22 Princes StreetAuckland 1010.

Hours: 8am-4pm.
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 82936.
Email: disability@auckland.ac.nz

Student Disability Coordinators

The Student Disability Coordinators are your first point of contact if you need to access Student Disability Services or our resources.

If you are a student or staff member living with an impairment, if you suspect that you have an impairment, or if you are a staff member wanting support and information in working with people with disabilities or impairments, contact our Student Disability Coordinators. They will assist you in accessing services and resources or put you in touch with the right people to help.

Mark Thomson

Manager, Student Disability Services
Basement Level, Room 040, The ClockTower
22 Princes Street, Auckland
Phone: 09 3737599 ext 88808
Email: mr.thomson@auckland.ac.nz

 

Lynda Reilly

Deputy Manager, Student Disability Services/ Coordinator for Students with Disabilities
The ClockTower
Basement Level, Room 033.
Phone: 09 3737599 ext 87330.
Email: l.reilly@auckland.ac.nz

Kate Lyon

Coordinator for Students with Disabilities
The ClockTower
Basement Level, Room 033.
Phone: 09 3737599 ext 88751.
Email: k.lyon@auckland.ac.nz

Mental Health Advisers

Kim Spain and Anne-Marie Keenan are the student Mental Health Advisers. Students with mental health disabilities or illness do not need a referral to see them.

Kim Spain

Senior Mental Health Adviser
Phone:
+64 9 373 7599 ext 87433
Email:
kimberley.spain@auckland.ac.nz

Anne-Marie Keenan

Mental Health Adviser.
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 89320.
Email: a.keenan@auckland.ac.nz

Office hours
Kim: Monday to Friday 8.30am-3.30pm.
Anne-Marie: Monday to Thursday 8am-3pm.

Kim and Anne-Marie are based in Student Disability Services in the basement level of the ClockTower Building.
 

Careers and Employment Adviser

Careers advice is available for students and graduates with disabilities who wish to discuss career planning and directions and how it links in with their studies, or to develop job search strategies, or have their curriculum vitae checked or prepared. Advice is also available on possible barriers to obtaining employment and on disclosing or not disclosing a disability. Read more at Careers assistance

Susanna van der Meer

Careers and Employment Adviser.
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 82065.
Email: s.vandermeer@auckland.ac.nz

Student Support Disabilities

Sophia Pattiwael

Student Support Disabilities.
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 82936.
Email: s.pattiwael@auckland.ac.nz