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The University of Southampton
Public Engagement with Research

Our staff team

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

Steve Dorney - Director

Jo James - Public Engagement Manager/Deputy Director

Tony Curran - Lead for Spectrum of Public Engagement and Hubs

Ronda Gowland-Pryde - Civic University Lead and Senior Engagement Fellow

Silvia Lanati - Operations Lead

Jess Spurrell - School-University Partnership Officer

Lou Pirie - Administrator 


Supporting team members:

Wendy-Anne Appleby - Civic University Administrator

Riccardo Marrocchio - Video/Digital Events Support 


Student Interns:

Aycha Ates-Di Adamo - Health & Wellbeing Community Hub Coordinator 

Fatima Ali - Nature and Biodiversity Hub Coordinator 

Holly Smeeton - Schools Engagement Coordinator 

Jade Wadey - School Engagement & Resources Co-ordinator 

Josette Crispin - Online Educational Resources Coordinator 

Sam Perry - Activity Mapping Tool Phase 2 Coordinator 

Thea Hartman - Festival Digital Communications Intern & FOSS Support to RIS 


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

Nature and Biodiversity Public Engagement Hub Coordinator (REF 81741 - closing date: 20-Aug-2021)



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