As WISERD Engagement Manager, I’m responsible for research engagement activities, working with a range of internal and external stakeholders from across the public, policy and third sectors. I lead the WISERD Engagement Team to maximise engagement with our wide range of stakeholders and partners.

I have worked for Cardiff University since 2019 and previously programme managed the EPSRC funded CS Hub research programme, leading the Hub’s academic and industry engagement. Prior to this I worked in economic development for Manchester City Council, leading interventions to address poverty and associated problems in the city and developing Manchester’s local industrial strategy. I also worked at the British Council for over 9 years, working across a number of areas including international education partnerships; capability and capacity building; business development and project and programme management.

I hold a BSc degree in Politics and Sociology and an MA in International Relations from Cardiff University and am CIPD qualified.

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