Dr Phillippa Plock

Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death, on 1 April 2022, of Dr Phillippa Plock, Workload Model Officer in the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

Phillippa first came to the University of Leeds in 1998 to study for an MA in the Social History of Art, achieving a distinction. She went on to read for a PhD in the History of Art which she was awarded in 2004. After graduating she held several curating and research roles including at Waddesdon Manor for the National Trust.

Phillippa returned to Leeds in 2018 as a Teaching Assistant and then Visiting Researcher in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. She joined the Faculty of Medicine and Health workload model team in January 2020 and has had a significant influence in progressing the project. Faculty colleagues will remember her for her kindness, enthusiasm, intelligent insights and dedication. She led office expeditions to the Brotherton and Audrey and Stanley Burton Art Galleries and encouraged us to look at familiar paintings and objects from a different perspective. She will be greatly missed by all her colleagues, both past and present. We would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to her husband, children and parents.

The funeral service will be held at 2.30pm on Thursday 12 May 2022 at Rawdon Crematorium Chapel, on which day the flag on the Parkinson Building will be flown at half-mast in her memory. 

In lieu of floral tributes, the family have asked for donations in Phillippa’s memory to the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK.

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