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The Queen Mary community includes amazing people doing vital work in all parts of the University. These profiles showcase just a few of them.

Anjana Nair, Senior Communications Officer (Research)
20 March 2024

Meet Anjana Nair, Senior Communications Officer (Research) in the Doctoral College. In her profile she tells us about her work supporting postgraduate researchers (PGRs), including the Summer Training Research Initiative to Support Diversity and Equality (STRIDE) programme, which is committed to advancing diversity and equality within the academic fabric of Queen Mary.

Dr Jonathan Kennedy, Reader in Politics and Global Health
29 February 2024

Meet Dr Jonathan Kennedy, a Reader based in the Wolfson Institute of Population Health. He is also a Queen Mary Academy Fellow, and tells us about his project looking at virtual international exchanges helping students in different locations learn together. Don't miss Jonathan's session at the upcoming Festival of Education (6-7 March).

Professor Nigel Spencer, Professor for Education Innovation and Professional Practice
16 January 2024

Nigel Spencer is Professor for Education Innovation and Professional Practice in the School of Law. He talks to us about broadening Queen Mary’s executive education offering and leadership development. Nigel has recently launched one of Queen Mary’s flagship specialisations on Coursera – Leadership Out Of The Box – which is now available to all staff and students.

Oluwatobi Ajala, Sustainability and Energy Manager
13 November 2023

Meet Oluwatobi Ajala, Queen Mary’s Sustainability and Energy Manager in the Sustainability team. In their profile, they tell us about Sustainability Week, give their top tips on how to be more sustainable, and about how to get involved in the canal clean up and allotment activities.

Ana Flores Reis, Sexual Assault and Harassment Advisor and Christina Govier, Policy and Campaigns Manager
24 November 2022

Meet Ana Flores Reis, Queen Mary’s new Sexual Assault and Harassment Adviser in the Advice and Counselling Service, and Christina Govier, the Policy and Campaigns Manager (Tackling Sexual Violence, Sexual Harassment and Hate Crime) in the Student Life team. In their profile, they tell us about the new Sexual Assault and Harassment Advisor role, Report + Support, and how they work together to deliver staff training.

Nouh Salibo thumbnail Nouh Salibo, Medical Genetics student
17 October 2022

Meet Nouh Salibo, a Medical Genetics student in his second year at Queen Mary. He talks to us about entering the Hult Prize and starting his own business, and shares his top tips for new students on how to make the most of their time at University. 

Dr Usman Naeem, Senior Lecturer, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
4 August 2022

Dr Usman Naeem is Senior Lecturer in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, and joins the Queen Mary Academy as a Fellow in 2022. In this profile, Usman talks about supporting students in recognising their personal growth, the importance of projects in the curriculum, and the therapeutic properties of Lego.

Manraj Singh Gharial in Malta Manraj Singh Gharial, second-year medical student, Queen Mary Malta
28 April 2022

Manraj Singh Gharial is a second-year medical student at Queen Mary Malta. In his profile, Manraj tells us about getting his place at Queen Mary in Clearing, adjusting to life in Gozo, and what he does in his spare time.

Kristee Devi Bhuruth Kristee Devi Bhuruth, IT Campus Customer Support Officer, IT Services
7 March 2022

Kristee Devi Bhuruth is an IT Campus Customer Support Officer in IT Services. In her profile, Kristee tells us about working as a woman in IT, her strong female role models, and gives her advice to women thinking about a career in technology.

Ella Rice, Product Owner, IT Services
20 January 2022

Ella Rice is a Product Owner in IT Services. In her profile, Ella discusses how she herself benefited from using LinkedIn Learning in her career progression, her favourite places on campus, and what it is like to be the world's worst DJ.

Aoife Monks Dr Aoife Monks, Queen Mary Arts and Culture Academic Lead
16 November 2021

Dr Aoife Monks is Queen Mary's Arts and Culture Academic Lead. In her profile she tells us about her role as a Knowledge Exchange Evaluator, Arts and Culture at Queen Mary, and directing plays written by nine-year-olds.

Professor Nelarine Cornelius, Professor of Organisation Studies
7 October 2021

Professor Nelarine Cornelius is a Professor of Organisation Studies and Associate Dean for Academic Staff Development in the School of Business and Management. In her profile, she talks about her own family history and the importance of Black History Month for current and future generations.

Dimitrisz Sopisz, Grounds and Gardens Supervisor
26 August 2021

Dimitrisz Sopisz is the Grounds and Gardens Supervisor at our Mile End campus. In his profile, he talks about the planting of our campus orchard and the sustainability inititiatives across the campus including building hedgehog houses and planting a wildflower lawn. 

Dr Lesley Howell Dr Lesley Howell, Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
13 August 2021

Dr Lesley Howell is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical and Medical Chemistry in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, and also one of the first cohort of Queen Mary Academy Fellows. In her profile, Lesley talks about piloting student facilitated workshops, working on using mixed reality technology for teaching and outreach work, and learning to play the piano. 

Rob Tucker, LGBT+ Officer at Barts and The London Students’ Association
14 June 2021

Third-year medical student Rob Tucker is LGBT+ Officer at Barts and The London Students’ Association (BLSA) and incoming VP Barts and the London at Queen Mary Students’ Union (QMSU). He spoke to us about what Pride means to him and his work as LGBT+ Officer.

Volunteering in Greece with the refugees: memories from 2017 and 2019
14 June 2021

This Refugee Week, Queen Mary Library Information Assistant Anne-Marie McHarg reflects on her experiences volunteering with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Greece, working with humanitarian organisations to support people fleeing conflict.

Dr Jordi Lopez-Tremoleda, Named Veterinary Surgeon
8 April 2021

Dr Jordi Lopez-Tremoleda is Queen Mary’s Named Veterinary Surgeon and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Laboratory Animals. In this staff profile, he talks about how animals are involved in research at Queen Mary, ways in which his team ensure that the animals receive the best care possible, and projects aimed at reducing, refining and replacing the use of animals in research.

Patty Wang Patty Wang, Regional Manager (East Asia)
22 February 2021

Patty Wang is the Regional Manager (East Asia) in the International Student Recruitment team based in our Beijing office. In her profile, Patty tells us about her role in China, her love of hiking and who she would invite to her dream dinner party.

Professor Adrian Martineau
15 January 2021

Adrian Martineau is Professor of Respiratory Infection and Immunity at the Institute of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is leading on the investigation of risk factors for developing coronavirus as part of COVIDENCE UK, a national study collecting data from volunteers around the UK to answer scientific questions surrounding Covid-19.

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