Network Founder Members
Welcome to our online exhibition of LGBT Staff Network Founder Members, which aims to showcase and celebrate our diversity.
If you wish to be included in the exhibition as an LGBT member of staff at the University, you can submit your profile by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Reaney, Data Support Assistant - Development & Alumni Relations Office. Working in the Development & Alumni Relations Office, I get to meet a lot of staff and students, both current and former. My main responsibility is to keep our Alumni information in top shape so we can offer them our services after they have graduated. I also lend a hand to our Alumni Relations Team with the many diverse events / reunions that our office organise throughout the year, as well as at graduation ceremonies.
Mark Cawkwell-Blunn Accommodation and Campus Services (ACS). My job title is IT and Business Systems Manager, which is primarily to keep the IT systems used by ACS up and running. I can be regularly seen in the ACS catering outlets trying to keep the tills up and running, which takes up the largest part of my time. I also support various stock systems, conference systems, housing systems, projects, etc as well as providing general support to ACS staff.
Dr Nicky Hallett
Dr Nicky Hallett joined the School of English in 2007, having worked for several years immediately before that at the University of Kent, where she co-founded, with Jan Montefiore, a Centre for Gender, Sexuality & Writing. Her research interests are broadly in those subject areas, particularly as they relate to women´s self-writing and auto/biography, from around the later fourteenth century through to the contemporary period.
Professor Jackie Marsh is Head of the School of Education. Her research is focused on the role and nature of popular culture, media and new technologies in young children's literacy practices, both in-and out-of-school contexts.
Rosie Valerio joined the University as Director of Human Resource Management in 1994, having been previously International HR Director for OXFAM (UK/I). Rosie plays an active role within the national HE sector. Rosie is passionate about the importance of developing a culture of excellence built on collaboration, innovation and respect right across the University, a culture that includes all, and in which each individual can flourish.
Dominic Shellard, formally Pro-Vice-Chancellor of External Affairs and a founder member of the LGBT Network Group. Dominic is an expert on post-war British theatre, he was educated at Dulwich College and St Peter's College, Oxford, where he read English and German and went on to obtain a DPhil in English Literature on the theatre criticism of Harold Hobson.
Dr Bob Toynton, formally Director of Part-time Studies in the Institute of Lifeloing learning and founder member of the LGBT Network Group. Until his retirement Bob researched the impact on both teachers and learners in higher education of those factors which can lead to internalised, and therefore invisible, marginalisation. Common amongst these factors are sexuality and gender transgression.