Sue Johnson

Head of Human Resources

I am passionate about the potential for professional HR support to enable organisations to succeed and have worked in HR roles for most of my career. 

The world of work is constantly evolving and no two people are the same so there are always new challenges in my role.

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In my role at SAMS, I head up a small team to deliver a comprehensive and professional HR service which supports our researchers, teaching, professional services and commercial work. 

As a member of the Executive Group, I play a key role in policy development and the planning, development and delivery of new initiatives.  These include Athena Swan but also projects out with the typical HR portfolio such as the proposals for a cycle path to connect SAMS to Connel and a new bistro café for the Ocean Explorer Centre


Professional membership

2003 Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development


Employment history

Since 2017: Head of Human Resources. SAMS

2015-2017: HR Business Partner. University of Bath

2001-2015: HR Consultant. HCC UK Ltd

1993-2001:Deputy Head Employee Support. HSBC Bank

1991-1993: HR Officer. IBM