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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.

Paul Edlin, Director of Music Dr Paul Edlin, Director of Music
27 June 2022

Dr Paul Edlin is Queen Mary's Director of Music. In his profile, he tells us about the performance of his operatic monodrama 'Frida', music at Queen Mary, and riding his tandem bike.

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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