Aurora champions - who's who
Details of champions and Aurora liaisons from engaging institutions and sector bodies can be found in the directory below. To update your institution’s Aurora champion details or to register as the champion please email the Aurora Team.
Note: If your institution is not listed below, please email the Aurora team.
Aberystwyth University: Dylan Jones, Diversity and Inclusion Manager.
The Alan Turing Institute: Nick Mann, Professional Development Business Partner.
Arden University: Lisa Taylor-Clarke, Senior Lecturer.
ArtsEd: Michele Sahrle, HE Policies and Compliance Project Manager.
Bath Spa University: Melissa Mulhall Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Academic Planning.
Bedford College Group: Lindsey Francis, Head of Teacher Education, Counselling, Access to Higher Education and Higher Education Social Studies.
Birkbeck College, University of London: Paul Mills, Learning and Development Advisor.
Bishop Grosseteste University: Rebecca Bull, Small & Specialist Institutions and MASHEIN Project Director.
Buckinghamshire New University: Professor Damien Page, Aurora Champion.
Canterbury Christ Church University: Amanda Maclean, Head of People, Culture and Inclusion.
Chartered Management Institute: Gemma Ardis, Recruitment and Learning & Development Manager.
City, University of London: Emily Deane, Organisational Development Adviser.
Coventry University: Jodie Morse, Organisation Development Manager, Avril Stanley, Organisation Development Manager, Lorraine Gearing, Head of Educational Strategies, Elizabeth Irvine, Organisational Development Specialists in Leadership & Management and Lee Neilson, Organisational Development and Learning Business Partner (Leadership and Management).
De Montfort University: Natalie Dunne, Learning Facilitator.
Durham University: June Hedley, Senior Organisation Development Manager
Edge Hill University: Prof. Jo Crotty, Director of Institute for Social Responsibility & Professor of Management and Chris Jenkinson, Aurora Admin and Amanda Herrity, Deputy Head of HR and Vicky Bosward, Interim Head of HR and Claire Fox, EDI Coordinator.
Edinburgh Napier University: Laurna Macaulay, Human Resources and Development.
Glyndwr University: Claire Taylor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
Harper Adams University: Andy Allen, Head of HR and OD.
Heriot-Watt University: Susan Galloway, Professional and Development Consultant, Julie Dickson, Head of Professional and Organisational Development, Mark Biggs, Vice Principal and Provost, and Ryan Renton, Senior Administration Assistant.
Heythrop College, University of London: Shade Olutobi, Human Resources Manager.
Higher Education Funding Council, England: Tracey Vardy, Human Resources Consultant.
Leeds Beckett University: Sarah Swales, Aurora Champion.
Leeds Trinity University: Sue Carr, Head of Workforce Development and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
Liverpool Hope University: Clare Talbot, HR Manager.
London School of Economics and Political Science: Professor Julia Black. Pro-Director of Research, Chris Watt, Head of Organisational Learning and Jacinta Stevens, Head of Organisational Learning and Development.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: Margaret Bentley, Head of Talent and Educational Development.
London South Bank University: Professor Tara Dean, Provost
Mary Immaculate College, Edel Foster, Athea Swan Programme Manager.
Munster Technological University: Siobhan Kangataran, EDI Manager.
New College of the Humanities: Sheena Van Der Merwe, HR and Operations Manager.
Newcastle University: Dr Liz Kemp, Organisational Development Lead (HaSS), Gillian Jenkins, Organisational Development Lead SAgE, Julie Bullimore, Organisational Development Lead, and Linda Robinson, Organisational Development Lead.
Newman University: Tricia Sterling, Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, Giosi Birkett, Director of Human Resources, Sarah Downie, Human Resources Adviser and Caroline Wrenn, HR Services Administrator.
Northumbria University: Sharon Stewart, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager.
Norwich University of the Arts: Professor Hilary Carlisle, Dean of Design and Architecture.
Nottingham Trent University: Amanda Stanford, Aurora Champion.
Queen Margaret University: Professor Fiona Coutts, Dean of School and Health Sciences.
Queen Mary, University of London: Katharina Smith-Muller, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer.
Queen's University Belfast: Paula Teggart, Talent Manager, People and Culture, Professor Jannette Elwood, Faculty Champion, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Teresa McCormack, Faculty Champion, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Dr Donna Rogers, Faculty Champion, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences.
Regent's University London: Amy Gentles-McKie, Learning and Development Manager.
Robert Gordon University: Susan MacLennan, Senior OD Specialist.
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama: Heather Francis, Director of Human Resources.
Royal College of Art: Professor Darlene Maxwell, Head of Library Services.
Royal College of Music, London: Dr Diana Salazar, Director of Programmes.
Royal Northern College of Music, Professor Linda Merrick, Principal.
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drame: Professor Helena Gaunt, Principal.
Scotland's Rural College (SRUC): Irene Martin, Learning and Development Manager.
Scottish Funding Council: Kate Lacka, Aurora Champion.
SOAS, University of London: Jo Bland, Deputy HR Director - Policy & Reward.
South Bank University, London: Professor Tara Dean, Provost.
St George's University of London: Rebecca Henry-Litteck, Learning and Development Manager.
Swansea University: Charlotte Morgans (Lead for Learning and Development)
Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust: Lisa Harris, Head of Academic Registry.
Technological University Dublin: Ciara Loughran, HR Business Partner.
Teesside University: Helen Cutting, Executive Director Legal and Governance Services (TU Gender Champion), Donna Rodgers, ODL Manager and Gemma Wilkinson, Organisational Development & Learning Coordinator.
The Earlham Institute: Christine Fosker, Head of Research Faculty Office.
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: Louise Jackson, Head of Learning Enhancement.
Ulster University: Mark Latuske, Deputy Director Talent, Aoife Campbell, People Development Partner, Janet Peden, University Librarian and Deputy Chief Digital and Information Officer, Mary Hannon-Fletcher, Aurora Champion, and Nicola Woodside.
University College Birmingham: Clare Hayes, Deputy Director HR.
University College Dublin: Fiona McGuinness, People and Organisation Development Specialist, Professor Regina Uí Chollatáin, College Principal, College of Arts & Humanities and Navneet Kaur, Project Co-ordinator, UCD HR People and Organisation Development.
University College London: Patrick Sampson, Organisational Development Advisor.
University of Bath: Kate Elliott, Learning and Organisational Development Manager, Professor Linda Newnes, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Clare Pond-Barrett, Workforce Development Administrator
University of Bolton: Nicky Allen, HR Business Partner.
University of Bradford: Professor Uduak Archibong, Professor of Diversity.
University College London and UCL Institute of Education: Champion tbc.
University of Chester: Kathryn Leighton, HR Manager, Development and Diversity.
University of Derby: Sharon Bell, Head of Discipline: Education, Childhood and Inclusion.
University of East London: Fitzroy Andrew, Senior Institutional Equity Officer.
University of East Anglia: Professor Sarah Barrow, Pro Vice-Chancellor Arts and Humanities, Laura Philpott, Organisation Development & Professional Learning Partner, Kate Bowden, Head of Organisational Development and Professional Learning, and Michelle Jones, ODS Administrator.
University of Edinburgh: Ruth Miller, Assistant HR/OD Partner, Learning and Organisation Development.
University of Exeter Medical School: Liz Rayner, Clinical Skills Tutor.
University of Gloucestershire: Suzanne Middleton, People Development Advisor.
University of Huddersfield: Susan Branton, Athena Swan Lead.
University of Hull: Martha Kember, Head of Learning and Development.
University of Kent: Jena Dady, Learning and Development Advisor.
University of Limerick: Marie Connolly, Head of Equality and Diversity.
University of Lincoln: Tracey Laing, Organisational Development Manager.
University of London: Elaine Walters, Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Operations for the School of Advanced Study.
University of Manchester: Dr Rachel Cowen, Senior Lecturer and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
University of Nottingham: Claire Cawthorne, Professional Developer, University of Nottingham.
University of Portsmouth: Professor Sherria Hoskins, Dean of Faculty of Science and Professor of Psychology and Education, Zoe Irvine, Organisational Development Manager and Maria Wall, People and Organisational Development Partner.
University of Plymouth: Hilary Iles, Training Assistant Administrator and Dawn Swancutt, PenARC Research Fellow.
University of Reading: Geraldine Bourgeon, People Development Adviser.
University of Roehampton: Jo Peat, Head of Educational Development.
University of Sheffield: to be confirmed.
University of South Wales: to be confirmed.
University of Southampton: to be confirmed.
University of St Andrews: Professor Dame Sally Mapstone, Principal & Vice Chancellor, Rebekah Widdowfield, Vice Principal for People and Diversity, Sukhi Bains, Head of Equality and Diversity, Karen McGregor, Equality and Diversity Awards Adviser and Claire Wall, Organisational Development Specialist.
University of Stirling: Jennifer Paton, Head of HR Partnering.
University of Strathclyde: Julia Harrison, Equality and Diversity Coordinator, Annie McLaughlin, Equality and Diversity Manager, Beth Lawton, Chief Digital and Information Officer and Matson Lawrence, Equality and Diversity Lead (acting).
University of Surrey: Zoe Gruhn, Director of People, Culture and Inclusion.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David: Sara Mills, Learning and Development Manager.
University of Warwick: Natalie Pocock, Learning and Development Business Partner and Charlotte Northwood, Systems and Administration Coordinator and Katie Travers, Learning and Development Projects Officer WMG (for WMG applicants only).
University of the West of England, Bristol: Ora Jacobs-Lange, Learning and Development Consultant: Digital.