Research and knowledge exchange

Research Staff Representatives

Many of the Research Staff Reps also represent research staff on University Committees such as the Research Staff Working Group, University and School level Athena Swan Self-Assessment Teams and School Research Committees.

Get involved - Become a Research Staff Rep

We always welcome new reps from any school/department. If you would be interested in representing your fellow researchers and influencing University policy while enhancing your CV, take a look at the Research Staff Reps Terms of Reference or contact us researchstaffoffice@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

photo of Stefano Caserta

 

"The Research Staff Reps group is a good environment to exchange opinions and influence decisions that impact on our careers.  By becoming a Research Staff Rep I feel that I have positively contributed to our diverse researcher community and gained a solid understanding of our wider roles within the University." 
Dr Stefano Caserta

  Photo of Christiane Oedekoven                                                                                      

"I became a Research Staff Rep because I felt that there are issues specific to our work which need to be raised in a wider context. Being a Research Staff Representative is a great way to get to know the inner workings of the University better, as well as my fellow researchers." 
Dr Christiane Oedekoven

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Introducing the Research Staff Representatives

Dr  Vicky Hall(Brighton and Sussex Medical School)
Dr Deborah Ikhile (Brighton and Sussex Medical School)
Dr Oliver Rogoyski (Brighton and Sussex Medical School)
Dr Helen Murray (Education and Social Work)
Dr Peter Overbury (School of Engineering) 
Dr Leonardo Garcia Garcia (School of Engineering and Informatics)

Engineering InformaticsI am a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Engineering and Informatics working in the development of a smart textile for shape    sensing. I became a Research staff representative because I am interested in discussing and consulting topics of importance for the Research staff and the University.

I would like to exchange information, news, and ideas between both parts that can have an impact on research roles, as well as to provide support to new researchers and circulate information about courses, career coaching, and any tool available for development    provided by the University that can generate impact in career aspirations.

Leonardo's staff profile

L.A.Garcia-Garcia@sussex.ac.uk

Vacancy (School of Global Studies)

If you are interested in become a research staff representative for the School of Global Studies please contact us at researchstaffoffice@sussex.ac.uk for more information. 

Dr Chris Long (School of Global Stuides)

Chris Long Rep photoChris is motivated to assist in the communication between research staff and the university’s schools, departments and management and raise awareness amongst these bodies of the key issues and conditions affecting research staff.

Chris's staff profile

C.G.Long@sussex.ac.uk

Dr Alessandro Agnarelli (School of Life Sciences, Biochemistry)
Dr Megan Wagstaff (School of Life Sciences, Biochemistry)
Dr Estelle Mourbarak (School of Life Sciences, Evolution, Behaviour and Environment)
Dr Sergio Rossoni (School of Life Sciences, Evolution, Behaviour and Environment)
Dr Antonio Hinojosa (School of Life Sciences, Neuroscience)
Vacancy (School of Life Sciences, Neuroscience)

If you are interested in become a research staff representative for the School of Life Sciences, Neuroscience please contact us at researchstaffoffice@sussex.ac.uk for more information. 

Dr Amy Clarke (School of Law, Politics and Sociology)
Dr Aline Amorin Graf (School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences)
Dr Wilf Shorrock (School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences)
Dr Graham Stutter (School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences)
Dr Paolma Manguele (School of Psychology)
Dr Su Morris (School of Psychology)

 

Further Information

Our past Reps and where they are now...

Dr Christian Byrnes
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Royal Society Research Fellow and Lecturer in Department
of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sussex.
   

 

Dr Liz Ford 
Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Liz was appointed as a Lecturer in Research  Methodology and
Research Fellow in Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

 

Dr Rebecca Graber
School of Psychology

Rebecca was appointed as a Lecturer in Psychology at the
Univeristy of Brighton.

 

Dr Greig Lin
School of Life Sciences, Neuroscience

Greig was appointed as a Lecturer in E&S.

 

Dr Lena Grinsted
School of Life Sciences, EBE

Lena secured a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to be hosted at Royal Holloway from February 2017.

 

Dr Ralitsa Hiteva
School of Business, Management and Economics, SPRU

Ralitsa is continuing her research within SPRU as a Research
Fellow.

 

Dr Fiona Ingleby
School of Life Sciences, EBE

Fiona was appointed as Data Analysis and Research Manager with Cancer Research UK.

 

Dr Christina Jones
Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Christina was appointed as a Lecturer in Paediatrics in Brighton
and Sussex Medical School.

 

Dr Matthew Musgrave
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Matthew moved to a Postdoctoral Associate at Brookhaven
National Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
 

Dr Leanne Proops
School of Psychology

Leanne was appointed as a Lecturer in Psychology at the University
of Postmouth.
                              

Dr Andrew Ridley
School of Life Sciences, Genome

Andrew was appointed as Product Manager at Labtech
International Ltd.
                                             

Stuart Rulten
School of Life Sciences, Genome

Stuart was appointed as a Medical Writer for Prime Global.  

Dr Francesco Ventrella
School of History, Art History and Philosophy

Francesco was appointed as a Lecturer in Art History at the
University of Sussex.
 

Dr Kate Ward
School of Global Studies

Kate was appointed as a Research Associate at Imperial College
London.
 

Dr Duncan Carmichael
School of Psychology

Duncan was appointed as a Researcher for the University of Edinburgh.  

Dr Gianluca Memoli
School of Engineering and Informatics

Gianluca was appointed as a Lecturer in Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex.  

Dr Ceren Özpinar
School of History, Art History and Philosophy

Ceren was appointed as a Lecturer for the University of Brighton.  

Dr Elizabeth Rendon-Morales
School of Engineering and Informatics

Elizabeth was appointed as a Lecturer in the department of Engineering and Design at the University of Sussex.  

Dr Stefano Caserta
Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Stefano has been appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Hull.  

Dr Saeideh Babashahi
Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Saeideh is continuing her research within BSMS as a Research
Fellow.

 

Dr Richard Gorman
Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Rich is continuing his research within BSMS as a Research
Fellow.

 

Dr Bruno Zamorano
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Bruno has taken a position as a data scientist for an organisation based in Surrey.  

Dr Alice Eldrige
School of Media, Film and Music

Alice has been appointed as a Lecturer at the School of Media, Film and Music.  
                                                                                              
Meet Your Reps Presentation

For a brief overview of the benefits of becoming a rep please see the PowerPoint presented at the 'Meet Your Reps' event hosted by the Postdoctoral Network.

Research Staff Reps Meeting Notes

Notes from the Research Staff Reps Meetings (current academic year 2020/21):


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