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The Centre is led by a team of seven Directors - one representative from each of the University's four Colleges, an impact specialist, a strategy and marketing specialist and the President of the University's Women in Academia Postgraduate Group. The Directors are responsible for the strategic direction of the Centre, and are supported by a project manager and administrator

Director (Science)

Belinda Colston

Director (Science)

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Belinda, Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Cultural Heritage, has been leading the University’s gender equality initiatives in STEM since 2012. A nuclear chemist by training, she is particularly interested in the progression of female academics in STEM subject areas and has developed a number of supportive initiatives at Lincoln. Academic profile

Director (Social Science)

Jacqui Briggs

Director (Social Science)

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Jacqui, Professor for the Public Understanding of Political Science, is Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences. Her interests include Anti-Politics, Thinking Politics and Gender, Globalisation and Sexuality, with her research currently centring on youth political participation, young women and politics, and the issue of compulsory voting. She is the Associate Editor for the journal European Political Science. Academic profile

Director (Arts)

Lucie Armitt

Director (Arts)

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Lucie, Professor in Contemporary English Literature, is a specialist in the fields of contemporary women’s writing, the literary fantastic and the Gothic. She is an Associate Editor of the award-winning OUP journal Contemporary Women’s Writing and founding Treasurer of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association. Academic profile

Director (Business)

Deirdre Anderson

Director (Business)

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Deirdre is Head of the Department of People & Organisations. Her research interests include  gendered careers, women’s management pipeline, flexibility, and work and family (especially in different cultures).  In all of her work she seeks to increase awareness of diversity and inclusion, challenging the often unconscious processes which can limit individual actions and organizational practices.  With a background in executive education, Deirdre specialises in women only leadership programmes. Academic profile

Director (Impact)

Julie Bayley

Director (Impact)

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Dr Julie Bayley is the Director of Research Impact Development at the University of Lincoln. She is an  impact specialist and Chartered Health Psychologist. Julie has been an applied researcher in behaviour change interventions since 2003 and now combines academic research, impact management and training to develop impact literacy across research environment. Julie is champion of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Impact Special Interest Group, leads ARMA impact training and sits on the ARMA Professional Development Committee. In 2015 she won the inaugural ARMA Impact award in recognition of her national reputation for building impact capacity. Julie is currently commissioned as Emerald Publishing Impact Literacy Advisor to support their ‘Real World Impact’ programme and works particularly with National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to strengthen impact governance and impact of public and patient involvement. You can find Julie on Twitter (@JulieEBayley) or visit her blog for more information. Academic profile

Director (Industry)

Ruchi Aggarwal

Director (Industry)

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Ruchi is a Marketing and Strategy professional with over 2 decades of multi-industry, cross cultural experience in UK and India, with a track record of success and innovation. She has worked with diverse industry sectors – Sports @ Scottish Rugby at Edinburgh; Telecom @ Vodafone in India; IT @ Microsoft, in India - before joining the Higher Education sector with us at the University of Lincoln in September 2016. She currently is the Director for Business Development at the Lincoln International Business School and is keenly involved in our strategy of expanding into India.

Ruchi is a keen speaker at Industry events via her brand @RuchiSpeak - both in the UK and internationally. She speaks on a range of topics, including some under the EDI umbrella that are very close to her heart: Personal Branding and Inspring Women Leaders. She was Microsoft India’s representative to the AnitaB.Org Institute which runs the renowned Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing (GHC). 

Ruchi has received many awards for her work over the course of her career. Recently, she received both the ‘Most Influential Marketing Leaders Award’ and ‘Women Leadership Award’ for her work in inspiring women across levels to wire themselves for success. Staff profile

Director (Students)

Shelby Sutterby

Director (Students)

Shelby is a first year PhD student in the school of English and Journalism. Her thesis is entitled Motifs of Water in Contemporary Women’s Fiction and examines the ways in which bodies of water are represented in literature. She is also the current President of Lincoln’s Women in Academia Postgraduate Research group. The group, which holds monthly meetings and workshops, focuses on discussing and working to overcome challenges faced by women in academia. Women in Academia

Project Manager

Nicole Fielding

Project Manager

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Nicole is responsible for managing many of the equality initiatives run through the Centre. With a PhD in heritage science, Nicole was a co-founder of the Newton Academy – the Science Club for Girls, and is a keen advocate of promoting early science engagement through hands-on activities that are both challenging and fun. Staff profile

Administrator

Leila Lamoureux

Administrator

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Leila provides administrative support to the team. If you call the Centre, you are likely to speak to Leila, as she acts as our main point of contact!
Staff profile