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Our team

 

Olimpia Ades Olimpia Ades Operations & Membership Manager
Olimpia joined University Alliance in June 2015 and manages University Alliance’s operational matters.
Anne Akintola Anne Akintola Office Administrator and Coordinator
Anne joined University Alliance in October 2018 and provides administrative support to the UA and programmes team.
Heather Bennett Heather Bennett  Programme Manager – DTA3/COFUND
Heather joined University Alliance in July 2018 as Programme Manager for DTA3/COFUND.
Beth Buttom Beth Button Head of Communications and Public Affairs
Beth Joined University Alliance in July 2019 and leads on communications and public affairs.
Ben Diette Ben Diette DTA Programmes & Communications Officer
Ben joined University Alliance in July 2016 as part of the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) team providing dedicated administration for the DTA Energy programme. 
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.
Matilda Embling Matilda Embling Communications and Engagement Officer
Matilda joined University Alliance in Spring 2019 as the Communications and Engagement Officer.
Ornella Garofalo Ornella Garofalo Research Programmes Development Manager
Ornella joined University Alliance in September 2017 as part of the Programmes Team.
Susanna Kalitowski Head of Policy
Susanna joined in September 2019 to head up the policy team.
Kal Kohli Kal Kohli DTA Programmes Co-ordinator
Kal joined the team in 2015 as part of the new Doctoral Training Alliance team.
Ellie Russell Ellie Russell Deputy Head of Policy
Ellie joined the UA 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.
Penny Sweasey Penny Sweasey TEA Manager and HE Consultant
Penny joined the team in November 2018 to lead the TEA programme.
Vanessa Wilson Vanessa Wilson Chief Executive
Vanessa joined the UA team in March 2019 as the new Chief Executive Officer.