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Alumni Fellows

Alumni Fellows

Our Alumni Fellows are either Fellows who have come to the end of their tenure or those who have flown the nest and gone on to continue their Public and Community Engagement work in other institutions.

Faculty of Science, Engineering & Medicine

Faculty of the Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Cross Faculty

Professional Services

Faculty of Science, Engineering & Medicine

Aruni Fonseka, Physics

I firmly believe that universities play a central role in shaping our society, both technologically and culturally. My engagement interests are around ‘leaving no one behind’ and involving members from the two extreme age groups of the society in this journey, in a mutually beneficial manner.

Aruni was an associate fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Cansu Kuey, Life Sciences, PhD Candidate

Along with being a final year PhD student in Royle Lab at Warwick's Medical School, I'm a passionate advocate and believer of art and science collaborations. Most recently, I founded LabCut, the inaugural science film workshop in UK along with two fellow PhD students. We organised a 3-day hands-on film workshop bringing scientists and artists together to produce 5 short science films, showcasing some of the research on human health carried out at the University. We've also created a stop-motion film together with the attendees of the British Science Festival 2019, which can be found here.

Cansu was a fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Chloe Agg, Engineering

I love engineering, and more importantly, using engineering to make the world a better place. I teach mechanical engineering design in the School of Engineering, bringing together local community, schools, industry and charities with our students to solve real world problems and hosting a public design showcase at the end of the year. I run student research projects on engagement, visiting schools and the British Science Festival in the quest to show engineering’s positive powers. Before teaching I worked as an engineer in the construction industry, ran a graduate scheme and have been a STEM ambassador for nearly two decades.

Chloe was a fellow from 01/02/2021 to 31/01/2022.

Dave Harvey, WMG

I've been teaching marketing in universities for over 30 years and joined WMG as a Senior Teaching Fellow in 2018. I have experience of various sales and marketing roles within the computing and communications industries. During my time as a university teacher, I've been involved in range of engagement activities with schools and employers, including open days, guest lectures and supervising Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

Dave was an associate fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Eleanor Jameson, WBS Immersion Scholarship Programme

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Evé Wheeler-Jones, WMG

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Freya Harrison, Life Sciences

Talking to the public about science, and about what scientists do, is an important and enjoyable part of my job. I have extensive experience of working with different audiences to communicate research, provide curriculum enrichment opportunities, help journalism students talk to scientists, and widen participation in STEM education at all levels from primary school to postgraduate study.

Freya was an associate fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Mark Williams, WMG

I'm head of the Metrology research group and Centre for imaging, Metrology, and Additive Technology (CiMAT) at WMG. Current research interests include Advanced Measurement Systems, Digital scanning and 3D Visualisation. Beyond application within a wide range of industry sectors, recent projects have seen a diversification into Criminal Forensics and Heritage and Archaeology sectors.

Mark was an associate fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Minhyong Kim, Maths

I have given numerous lectures for primary and secondary school students and teachers, mostly in Korea. I frequently lecture at corporate training workshops. I have written five books for the general public. 'The Moment You Need Mathematics' was on the list of top 20 bestsellers in Korea for eight weeks.

Minyong was an associate fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Robin Titmarsh, WMG

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Tishtrya Mehta, Physics

I'm a PhD student in the Physics department, where I researche the hidden mysteries of the Sun. Outside of this role, I take an active interest in promoting science to the general public, and I'm passionate about creating an environment where STEM is accessible and engaging to all.

Tishtrya was an associate fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Yasmin Rahman, Warwick Medical School

I'm a Public Health student with a passion for engagement, as it allows knowledge to be exchanged and made accessible to the public, particularly to disadvantaged communities. I'm also a member of the COVID-19 Research Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Advisory Group for Barts Health NHS Trust.

Yasmin was an associate fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

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Faculty of the Social Sciences

Emma Langley, Education Studies

I'm keen to engage with those at the focus of my research and am more broadly committed to sharing academic knowledge with those within and outside the university in an inclusive and accessible way. My research explores the well-being of family members of disabled children and often involves engagement with families, charities, and practitioners to ensure that findings lead to tangible outputs and changes in practice. Recently I worked with a group of local fathers of disabled children to co-produce online video resources aimed at supporting other fathers’ well-being.

Emma was a fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Jack Jones, Politics & International Studies

I'm a second year PAIS student. Having been a member of the Warwick Economics Summit Communications Team during my first year of university, I'm keen to use the skills developed to support the initiatives of the Institute and help to promote engagement within the University and the wider community.

Jack was an associate fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/08/2022.

Julia Römer, International Development

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Faculty of Arts

Celine Nithila-George, Liberal Arts

I am a Liberal Arts finalist (specialising in civic innovation and engagement) and an Innovation Fellow for Warwick Enterprise. Through ICUR, the WIE’s Public Engagement module and collaborating with Coventry City of Culture programme designers, I have come to greatly value making engagement an intrinsic part of the university experience.

Celine was an associate fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Gavin Schwartz Leeper, Liberal Arts

My primary interest in engagement activities relates to social justice: institutions of higher education are built on and operate within historic systems of inequality. My aspiration is to work with and learn from colleagues whose work not only helps the wider public understand the research we do, but also uses an open model to invite systemic change. I am particularly interested in building on widening participation, access, engagement, and liberation work to help make an institutional policy landscape that is more just.

Gavin was an associate fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Georgia-May Brown, Classics & Ancient History

Hi! I’m Georgia and I’m a third year classical civilisation student. I hope to bring both my subject and academia as a whole to the forefront of far more conversations and help create a culture of genuine interest. I have experience working and volunteering with people from primary school children to retirement home residents and hope everyone of any background can get involved!

Georgia was a fellow from 01/03/2022 to 01/02/2023.

Mark Knights, History

My interest in engagement stems from my work on the history of corruption and officeholding in Britain and its empire 1600-1850. I wrote a report for Transparency International about what lessons can be gleaned about anti-corruption from the past; and this influenced EU policymakers. I also seek to engage local groups in history.

Mark was an associate fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Meleisa Ono-George, History

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Michele Aaron, Film & TV

As an academic focused on the socio-political value of film, and individual committed to public debate, I've shared my work with a wide range of communities from Jewish Book Week (London, 2010), to Shout Queer Arts Festival (Birmingham, 2011, 2013) to End of Life organisations in the UK and internationally (2017-2019). I've introduced cinema screenings in the West Midlands, London and Tyneside, and been a guest on, and hosted, Brum radio’s 'Screen Brum' show. In 2015, I established ‘Screening Rights’, an annual international festival of social justice film, which sees me hosting and contributing to various public events.

Michele was a fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Rhys Boxall-Roye, Classics & Ancient History

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Cross Faculty

Andrew Fletcher, Warwick Arts Centre

I’m Programme Manager at Warwick Arts Centre, where I curate and produce a broad range of cultural programmes for Warwick Arts Centre, the University of Warwick and Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. I’ve worked at a range of leading cultural venues over the past 14 years and have always been fascinated by the relationships between institutions and their publics. As a Foundation Fellow of the Warwick Institute of Engagement, I look forward to working with colleagues in every department of the University and with our local communities across Coventry and beyond.

Andrew was an associate fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/04/2022.

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Professional Services

Caroline Rushingwa, Chief Communications Office

I'm an experienced leader in higher education and global business development with over 7 years track record of driving growth in challenging international markets servicing students and stakeholders. My expertise in international higher education has encompassed international student mobility and government level engagement. I'm strongly committed to economic empowerment, leadership and a deep interest in re-defining Africa’s growth. I'm passionate about how youth engagement with education can define the future African nations.

Caroline was an associate fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Damien Homer, Wellbeing Support Services

I work as a Widening Participation Co-ordinator for the Faculty of Arts. This strategic role supports schools and community engagement, whilst also developing collaborative approaches between academic and professional service areas. Prior this role I was a teacher for over ten years and have also held education roles in Local Government and at the Civil Service. I’ve recently completed his doctorate in the field of student voice and engagement. I’m chair of the Faculty Widening Participation Forum and a WIHEA Fellow, where I also co-chair a Learning Circle on co-creation.

Damien was a fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Debbie Smith, Warwick Enterprise

I’m experienced in delivering various enterprise-related events, projects and programmes, including: Student Enterprise Fund and Coventry City of Culture: Social Innovation Challenge. Warwick Enterprise deliver enterprise-related initiatives (on campus and beyond) that engage and support our students and graduates with successfully developing their innovative ideas; offering: 1:1’s, workshops, programmes, and funding. Passionate about positive (social, economic and environmental) change, we support engagement activities that have real impact e.g. Ingenuity and Enactus. We believe enterprise offers exciting opportunities for our University to engage a broad audience and further it’s impact; we look forward to exploring this further.

Debbie was a fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/09/2022.

Emma Griffiths, Development

As Trusts & Foundations Manager in the Development Team I bring insight into engaging with partners and funders to secure collaborations and investment. I have extensive experience in fundraising, advocacy, and creating partnerships. I am passionate about engagement and knowledge sharing and am delighted to be part of the WIE.

Emma was an associate fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Giulia Boggiano, Development

As a Development Executive, my role involves directly engaging with our alumni and supporters, educating them about and inspiring them with our research and student stories. Having directly benefitted from engagement opportunities myself during my time studying at Warwick, as well as in my subsequent career, I’m excited to be able to give back and help create experiences for others. I’m looking forward to sharing my ideas, enthusiasm and experience from both sides of the engagement journey as part of WIE.

Giulia was a fellow from 01/03/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Sarah Hall, Research and Impact Services

I provide the Professional Services leadership for the development and articulation of the University’s research impact, working closely with the PVC and DPVCs (Research), and leading a team of expert practitioners that face out to the Faculties and Departments.

This team supports researchers at all career stages to develop external engagement plans and achieve high quality research impact across a wide range of end users, partners, and beneficiaries.

I'm also responsible for the management and oversight of the institutional portfolio of Impact Acceleration Accounts, funding circa 70 live knowledge exchange projects, and ensuring that the University works collaboratively with the Research Councils to achieve research impact across the disciplines.

Most recently, I led the Professional Services support for the REF Impact submission and initiated Warwick’s ‘Working on the Future’ communications theme, producing signage for the British Science Festival in 2019 and launching a research impact film in 2021.

Sarah was an Honorary fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Mark Udall, Warwick Business School

As Design Manager at Warwick Design, I’m responsible for a team of creative individuals who collectively represent and uphold the brand values of the University. Beyond that, I’m a graphic designer of 23 years spanning private sector, publishing, agency work and higher education. Engagement is right at the core of what I live and breathe. If any work produced doesn’t reach its intended audience, or fails to convey the messaging as briefed, then we are derelict in our duties to our client base – a fundamental aspect of what it is to be graphic designers.

Mark was a fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

Nicholas Barker, Strategy Group / Chemistry

After studying chemistry at university, I became a science teacher, working in state secondary schools for eleven years. In 2008, I was awarded a Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship, came to Warwick and ran a schools outreach programme from the Chemistry Department until 2018. Now a member of the Strategy Group, I continue to work with many schools but I’m no longer based on campus. Working from a primary school serving an area of severe social deprivation, engaging with school communities continues to be the central theme of my work.

Nicholas was a fellow from 01/02/2021 to 01/02/2023.

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