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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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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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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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

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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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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Portsmouth

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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Paul Ramsay

Head, Academic Skills

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The Academic Skills Unit (ASK) at the University of Portsmouth has a successful record in supporting non-traditional students.

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Project Management based at The University of Sheffield

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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External Advisor to the Project

Professor Jacqueline Stevenson

Head of Research, Sheffield Institute of Education

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I am a sociologist of education with a particular interest in policy and practice.

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