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Our 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.
Eleanor Crabtree Programmes Administrator (DTA)
Eleanor joined University Alliance in June 2020 as Programme Administrator to support the DTA team.
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.
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.
Susanna Kalitowski Head of Policy
Susanna joined University Alliance in September 2019 to head up the policy team.
Stacey Kerrigan Senior Business Officer
Stacey joined University Alliance in January 2020 to assist with Operations and Business requirements.
Sarah Rance Training Manager (DTA)
Sarah University Alliance in March 2020 to assist the Head of Doctoral Training Programmes within DTA.
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.
Nick Walton Senior Communications Officer
Nick joined University Alliance in May 2020 as the Senior Communications Officer.
Vanessa Wilson CEO Vanessa Wilson Chief Executive
Vanessa joined the UA team in March 2019 as the new Chief Executive Officer.