Meet the Digby Stuart Team

Below you’ll find information on the staff and elected officers that work hard to help run Digby Stuart College. Feel free to contact them with your questions or arrange a meeting with them to discuss any issues related to Digby Stuart, they will be more than happy to help you.

If you have any doubts on who to contact then you can always drop your email to the general college email address at and the right member of staff will get back to you.

College Team - Gulliver

Gulliver Ralston – Head of Digby Stuart College   |   0208 392 3201

Gulliver Ralston studied at Oxford University, completing a D.Phil. on Richard Wagner with philosopher Sir Roger Scruton and teaching 19th and 20th-century music history whilst Director of Music at Oxford's University Church.  He has lectured for the Royal Academy of Arts, is a FRSA, and a member of the Arts, Health and Wellbeing Special Interest Group at the Royal Society for Public Health.  At Roehampton he is also the University’s Director of Music and is a member of both the Applied Music Research Centre and the Digby Stuart Research Centre for Religion, Society, and Human Flourishing.

College Team - Ben

Ben Patterson – College Life Development Officer   |   0208 392 3217

Ben is the point of contact for internal and external enquiries on all College-related matters as well as organising College events, supporting flat reps, the Chaplaincy and the rest of the College team.

Ben is a graduate of Roehampton University and was a proud member of Digby Stuart College during this time. He was a Flat Rep and was the College President from 2015 – 2016. He has spent a lot of his time in Students Unions, particularly focusing on student events and training opportunities.

Ben thinks that Roehampton is the perfect starting point for anyone who wishes to fully experience student life and believes that student life is a persons greatest opportunity to thrive and develop. Therefore he aims to create an atmosphere within the college of both development and enjoyment, giving students the perfect community to grow in.

Emily Cookson Williams

Emily Cookson Williams – Student Welfare Officer   |   0208 392 3204

Student Welfare Officers are members of staff whom students can call on if they have any questions or anxieties about university life. They can also provide an informal listening ear for anyone who would like to talk to a member of staff in confidence. Student Welfare Officers keep up to date with many services both inside and outside of the university and can often provide information or guidance on a wide range of problems and issues including access to counselling, financial difficulties and worries about home.

College Team - Ginny

Ginny Jordan-Arthur – Catholic Chaplain   |   0208 392 3003

Ginny's work includes running a diverse, weekly programme for both students and staff, with a special focus on community building, peace and justice, and prayer. Some of the highlights are the weekly Community Lunches and the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes with HCPT: the pilgrimage trust. Ginny has a particular interest in pastoral care and bringing together women from different faiths to share life experiences. She is also the administrator for the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies programme, and can whip up a decent batch of chocolate chip muffins. Ginny's varied interests include feminist theology, with a particular focus on how women are interpreted and portrayed within the Bible.

Student Elected Officers:

The student elected officers are elected by the students of Roehampton to represent them and be their voice to help build and develop the community at Digby Stuart in partnership with the RSU and College staff.

Tia Forbes

Tia Forbes
College President


Ellie Hall

Ellie Hall
Deputy President



College Wardens

Shai Danmole-Ellis

Shai Danmole-Ellis
Senior College Warden


Rashi Trehan

Rashi Trehan
College Warden



Sanjini Kedia
College Warden