Technician Commitment Working Group

The Technician Commitment working group was established to support, initiate and progress work at the University in support of the Technician Commitment Initiative. 


Following the pledges of the Technician Commitment, the group meets every two months and aims to:

  • Increase the visibility of Technicians at the University and beyond

  • Further the recognition of Technicians through promoting professional registration

  • Consider aspects related to career development opportunities of technicians

  • Ensure sustainability of the University's activities through retaining and promoting technical skills and expertise

  • Evaluate the impact and outcome of the activities pursued by working group and the University in connection to the Technician Commitment

  • Share best practice with other institutions and take a lead in setting best practice against the Technician Commitment

    Contact details

    Area Represented Name Job Title Department Email
    Co-Chair John Haycock Professor of Bioengineering Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    Co-Chair Penny Jackson Faculty Director of Operations for Science Faculty of Science
    Faculty of Engineering Lee Shunburne Departmental Technical Manager Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
    Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Russell Metcalfe Resources and Operations Manager Department of Oncology & Metabolism
    Faculty of Science Simon Dixon Physics Deputy Workshop Manager Chemistry and Physics Workshop
    Faculty of Social Sciences Robert Ashurst Senior Lab Technician Department of Geography
    Faculty of Arts & Humanities/IT Services/Technet Abbie Martin Faculty IT & Business Relationship Manager/Co-Chair of Technet IT Services
    Estates & Facilities Management Tony Simpson Engineering & Maintenance Technical Staff Estates and Facilities Management
    AMRC Peter Osborne Senior Research Fellow AMRC
    Technet Mark Ariaans Lead Resource Technician/Co-Chair of Technet Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease
    HR Katie Bryan HR Manager (Science) HR
    Corporate Communications Sophie Murphy Internal Communications Assistant Corporate Communications

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