In addition to the five Directors, a range of internal and external stakeholders will complete the Steering Committee for the future development of the Centre. We are currently in the process of building the Steering Committee, and will be engaging external stakeholders in the coming months
Professor Libby John
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Head of the College of Science & engineering
Libby, formally the Head of the School of Life Sciences, became the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Head of the College of Science, in January 2017. As a keen supporter of equality of opportunity for women in STEMM, Libby has been sitting on the University's Athena SWAN Senior Oversight Committee for a number of years. Academic profile
Professor Steve McKay
Distinguished Profesor in Social Research
Steve McKay is a Distinguished Professor in Social Research in the School of Social & Political Sciencesl, and joined the University in April 2013. Between 2007 and 2013 he was professor in social research at the University of Birmingham, where he was also Director of the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre from 2010. He specialises in social research; inequality; family policy; quantitative methods; social security and pensions.
Professor Carenza Lewis
Professor for the public understanding of research, School of History & Heritage
My research explores how archaeological finds of items related to children’s play can advance understanding of the extent to which gender impacted on how and where children played and what they played with in the 19th and 20th centuries. Excavations of more than 2000 1m2 ‘test pits’ in eastern England, primarily intended to reconstruct the long-term development of historic settlements, have produced a large number of finds of recent date mostly from domestic contexts such as gardens, greens, verges and playgrounds. My research asks whether items which may be female-gendered (such as doll parts and tea sets) and those which may be male-gendered (such as toy soldiers and vehicle parts) are found in similar or different types of places, and what we can infer from this about adult attitudes to children of different genders, and the attitudes of children of different genders to their playthings. Academic profile
Dr Paula Eves
Research Development Manager (RCUK/Charities)
Paula works across the Colleges of Arts, Social Science, Science and the Lincoln International Business School to help develop, implement and deliver strategies for increasing the quantity and range of university research income from RCUK and Charities. Paula has over 14 years of interdisciplinary experience stemming from a research background in the field of Tissue Engineering. For the past 6 years Paula has worked in a research development role supporting and developing large and high value research bids, nurturing and expanding cross-disciplinary research strengths in a number of strategic areas and encouraging the cross-fertilisation of research ideas and concepts. Paula is passionate about helping teams explore different perspectives that can introduce a new way of looking at a problem with the ultimate goal of finding more innovative ways of addressing a research challenge. When working with individuals Paula aims to create a dynamic environment that encourages them to be curious, to stretch their thinking and to support them in taking a few risks in order to stimulate research activities beyond conventional discipline boundaries.
Mrs Claire Bell
Head of Equality Engagement & Development
Claire, based within the University's Human Resources Department, is leading the development of our Institutional Race Equality Charter Mark application.