YCEDE Staff Members

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Prof. Udy Archibong MBE

University of Bradford
Chair of the YCEDE Management Board and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Uduak Archibong PhD MBE is the Pro Vice-Chancellor [Equality, Diversity and Inclusion], directs the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity and provides strategic…
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Prof. Kate Arnold

University of York
YCEDE Project Lead and Dean of York Graduate Research School
For 20+ years, I have been working at the intersection of science, policy and regulation. As an academic in the…
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Raj Mann

University of York
YCEDE Project Manager
I​​ am the Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education (YCEDE) Project Manager (PM)- the world’s longest job title, I…
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Prof. Pippa Chapman

University of Leeds
WS1 Lead and Chair in Biogeochemistry
Professor Pippa Chapman is a professor in Biogeochemistry. Through her research she aims to improve our understanding of how nutrients…
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Louise Banahene MBE

University of Leeds
WS1 Lead and Director of Educational Engagement
I’m Louise Banahene, the Director of Educational Engagement at the University of Leeds. I have a varied role, but in…
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Christina Robinson

University of Leeds
WS1 Lead and Head of Postgraduate Research and Operations
Christina is the Head of Postgraduate Research and Operations at the University of Leeds. Her team is responsible for services…
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Prof. Paul Wakeling

University of York
WS2 Lead and Head of the Department of Education
Professor Paul Wakeling is a sociologist of education with particular interests in higher education, especially access to postgraduate study; and…
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Prof. Avtar Matharu

University of York
WS2 Lead and Deputy Director of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence
Professor Avtar Singh Matharu is Senior Lecturer, Deputy Director of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) and PGT MSc Green…
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Dr. Asha Akram

University of Sheffield
WS3 Lead & Senior Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship)
I have over 10 years of experience in learning and teaching in Higher Education and I’m passionate about education, equality,…
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Lucy Clague

Sheffield Hallam University
WS4 Lead and Research Fellow
Lucy Clague (nee Shipton) is a researcher with over 20 years’ of commissioned research and programme evaluation experience. Lucy is…
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Prof. Colin McCaig

Sheffield Hallam University
WS4 Lead and Professor of Higher Education Policy
Dr Colin McCaig is a Professor of Higher Education Policy in the Sheffield Institute of Education, with 20 years’ experience…

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Chika Jacob

University of Leeds
Project Manager
Chika works at the University of Leeds managing YCEDE’s Workstream 1 activities. This includes scholarships, internships, and our outreach events.…
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George Gisborne

University of Leeds
Postgraduate Diversity Officer
George is part of the Postgraduate Diversity Team at Leeds, working to improve access to postgraduate research for students from…
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Dr. Bukola Oyinloye

University of York
Research Associate
Dr. Bukola Oyinloye is a Research Associate for the Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education (YCEDE) project at the…
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Dr. Esther Allen

University of Sheffield
Researcher Development Manager
Esther work at the University of Sheffield as a Researcher Development Manager. She manages several aspects of YCEDE’s Workstream 3…
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Yara Alagha

University of Sheffield
Research Development Assistant
Yara Alagha is a Research Development Assistant at the Research Services Department at the University of Sheffield. Yara works closely…
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Judith Higginson

Sheffield Hallam University
Research and Innovation Officer
Judith Higginson works at Sheffield Hallam University, as a Research and Innovation Officer within the Sheffield Institute of Education Research…
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Dr. Sarah Smith

Sheffield Hallam University
Doctoral School Manager
Sarah Smith is Doctoral School Manager at Sheffield Hallam, based in the central Doctoral School Team in Research and Innovation…
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Jack Harris

University of York
YCEDE Project Assistant
Jack is our new Project Assistant at YCEDE, having started with us in November 2023. He has joined the project…