Operational Board Member
We are happy to announce that Connect Culture is now a community group. We are based in Coventry and Warwickshire and we are working on getting Coventry and Warwickshire more accessible and inclusive. We are also looking at helping others find travel solutions with other organisations and agencies which are already set up. Members of the steering group of the community group are Bee Choo Yew-Booth, Emma Round, Frieda Van de Poll, Eleanor Lisney, Justina Walls, Sarah Rennie and Yvonne Rolston. Here, when we say an building an inclusive world, we would like to mean specifically but not exclusively, disabled and non disabled people. We all have multiple identities with families, friends and communities and increasingly we are cosmopolitan beings, we enjoy and share different and separate cultures. Connect culture seeks to build bridges, make accessible places and information to people who need it - which is also affordable.
Senior leader with a background in information management, knowledge exchange and higher education. As Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Relationships) I am the institutional lead on strategic engagement with the HE Sector. I advise the VC and other members of the University Leadership Team on HE policy developments in the UK and overseas. I am responsible for coordinating our engagement with relevant bodies such as HEFCE, and HE networks such as University Alliance. I have over 18 years experience in research and technology transfer between industry and academia. Interested new technologies in the workplace (especially around flexible working) and the impact this has. Firm believer in collaborative working and partnership development. Specialties: Information and knowledge management; HE policy in the UK; project management; public funding bid writing & development; flexible working practices; Intellectual Property Rights; business-university collaboration; European Union funded research programmes; business and enterprise support; partnership working.