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Public Engagement with Research

Our staff team

The Public Engagement with Research Unit (PERu) team are:

Steve Dorney - Director

Jo James - Deputy Director and Professional Services Lead

Tony Curran - Lead for Spectrum of Public Engagement

Lisa Hanley - SEE-PER Project Manager

Sarah Yarham - Operations Lead (Maternity Leave)

Silvia Lanati - Operations Lead

Jess Spurrell - School-University Partnership Officer

Louise Pirie - Administrator 



Chira Tochia - Digital Communications

Farihah Choudhury – Health and Wellbeing Community Hub Coordinator

Rebecca Beddall – Health and Wellbeing Community Hub PE Project Officer

Minna Ots – Nature and Biodiversity Hub Coordinator

Tom Land – Nature and Biodiversity Hub PE Project Officer

Sharon Presicci – Future Cities Community Hub Coordinator



From time to time we are able to offer short-term placements for students, doctoral researchers and/or graduates to work with us.  See below for current opportunities:


There are no opportunities at this time.


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