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Our team

Rabia Arshad Programme Training Manager (DTA)

Rabia joined University Alliance in December 2022 to support the DTA team.

Annie Bell Head of Communications and External Affairs 

Annie joined University Alliance in December 2021 as Head of Communications and External Affairs.

Emma Cowley DTA3 Project Manager 

Emma joined the University Alliance in 2023 as the DTA3 Project Manager.

Tom Creese Communications and Press Officer

Tom joined University Alliance in September 2022 as Communications and Press Officer.
Nigel Davies Business Manager

Nigel joined University Alliance in March 2020  to work closely with the CEO with focus on UA operations, staffing, finance, strategy and membership engagement and retention.

Katharine D’Souza Research and Data Analyst

Katharine joined University Alliance in September 2021 as the Research and Data Analyst within the Policy team.

Jennie Eldridge Jennie Eldridge Head of Doctoral Training Programmes

Jennie joined University Alliance in October 2015 as part of the new Doctoral Training Alliance team.

Laura Foster-Devaney Communications and Press Officer

Laura joined University Alliance in December 2020 to assist in delivering UA’s communications and press activity.

Mei Yee Justin PA to the CEO 

Mei Yee Justin joined University Alliance in May 2022 as PA to the CEO

Susanna Kalitowski Head of Policy

Susanna joined University Alliance in September 2019 to head up the policy team.

Ellie Russell Ellie Russell Deputy Head of Policy

Ellie joined the University Alliance team in March 2019 as the new Deputy Head of Policy.

Isabel Spence Network Lead

Isabel Joined the team in September 2019 to manage and co-ordinate University Alliance’s core academic and professional networks.

Robbin Wilson Robbin Wilson Operations and Administration Coordinator

Robbin joined the team in July 2023 as Operations & Administration Coordinator

Vanessa Wilson CEO Vanessa Wilson Chief Executive

Vanessa joined the UA team in March 2019 as the new Chief Executive Officer.