Who we are

Our project involves working with a diverse and talented group of individuals. Below are profiles of our core project members from across our partners, their profiles provide more information, and links to their contact details, and publications and blog posts as part of RARA.

Our Partners

Sheffield

Amerjit Basi

Head of Policy & Projects

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Amerjit joined the University of Sheffield in June 2016 as the Head of Policy and Projects.

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Chloe Cantrill

Communications Officer

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Within my role I will be supporting the project and its communication strategies by managing its social media platforms.

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Jamie Cleaver

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Jamie is a chemical engineer, and former academic who works as a freelance trainer and facilitator.

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Dr Julian Crockford

Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Unit Manager

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Julian Crockford joined the University of Sheffield in 1991 as an undergraduate studying English Literature.

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Kay Guccione

Mentoring & Coaching Manager

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Kay Guccione specialises in evidence-led design of mentoring and coaching for higher education learning & development.

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Karishma Raimalani

Research Assistant

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As research assistant, Karishma will be assisting with the delivery of the evaluation strategy.

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Dr Rita Hordosy

Post-doctoral Researcher

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After graduating with an MA in Sociology at the University in Hungary, Rita worked at the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research & Development.

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Professor Rachel Horn

Faculty of Engineering Director of Learning and Teaching

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I am Director of Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sheffield, one of the pilot faculties in the RARA project.

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Shreya Agoramurthy

Research Assistant

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Shreya is pursuing her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences and is one of the Research Assistants for RARA at The University of Sheffield.

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Sarah Hague

Learning and Teaching Development Manager

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I have worked for the last 2 years on the development of revised institutional principles for the provision of personal and academic support.

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Dr Tony Strike

University Secretary and Director of Strategy and Governance

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Tony is University Secretary and Director of Strategy and Governance at the University of Sheffield.

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King's

Awais Ali

Student Engagement (RARA) Intern

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The support the Dental Institute has given me over my years at King’s inspired me to get involved in the RARA project.

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Cara Attenborough

Research & Policy Manager, Students and Education Directorate

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I began working at King's College London in 2015 on a project designing personal tutor resources.

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Dr Camille Kandiko Howson

Academic Head of Student Engagement

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Dr Camille B. Kandiko Howson joined King's College London in 2008.

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Hennah Warraich

Student Engagement (RARA) Intern

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My personal goal within the project is to raise awareness about the services King’s offers its students, including personal tutoring.

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Reem AlHakim

Student Engagement (RARA) Intern

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As an undergraduate dental student, during my time at university I have taken part in various widening participation programmes.

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Rosanna Lowcock

Project Officer

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I have moved from a Programme Administration role at King’s to work on supporting the RARA project.

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Portsmouth

Alana Aldred

Online course developer

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Alana started working at the University of Portsmouth back in 2007, supporting academics in developing print-based and online course materials.

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Dr Harriet Dunbar-Morris

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor

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Harriet joined the University of Portsmouth in February 2017, where she is responsible for providing operational and strategic leadership.

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Dr Jessica Gagnon

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Jessica Gagnon is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth.

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Dr Mary McKeever

Principal Lecturer in Higher Education

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I am the Programme Leader on the University's HEA-accredited Professional Development Programme and the Portsmouth lead on the RARA project.

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Nicola Crowson

Principal Lecturer, Course Leader & Architect

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Nicola Crowson is the Course Leader for the BA hons degree in Architecture within the School of Architecture.

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Patricia Gilbert

Postgraduate Researcher

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Patricia Gilbert started as a Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Portsmouth in October 2017.

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Shuxiao Zheng

Portsmouth Student Project Officer

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As a BAME student, I had many academic experiences, as a student as well as a school ambassador at school, college and university in the UK.

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Wai Lon Ip

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I’m Wai Lon Ip, an architectural graduate from Macau who has been studying in the UK for almost 10 years.

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Project Management based at The University of Sheffield

Dr Emma Broglia

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

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Emma is a postdoctoral research associate and is based in the University Secretary’s Office at the University of Sheffield.

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Samuel Dent

Project Manager

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Samuel is the Project Manager for RARA and is based in the University Secretary’s Office at the University of Sheffield.

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Sarah Roanna Martin

Project Coordinator

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Sarah is the Project Coordinator for RARA and is based in the University Secretary's office at the University of Sheffield.

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External Advisor to the Project

Dr Alison Stenton

College Senior Tutor

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As Senior Tutor at King's College London I am the institutional lead for personal tutoring and the academic lead for student support and welfare.

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Dr Ciaran Burke

Associate Professor of Higher Education

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Ciaran holds the role of Critical Friend for RARA and is based in the International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby.

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