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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.
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 in September 2019 to head up the policy team.
Stacey Kerrigan Finance and Office Administrator
Stacey joined the team in January 2020 to assist with office administration on a temporary basis.
Sarah Rance Training Manager (DTA)
Sarah joined the team in March 2020 to assist Head of Doctoral Training Programmes within DTA.
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.
Vanessa Wilson CEO Vanessa Wilson Chief Executive
Vanessa joined the UA team in March 2019 as the new Chief Executive Officer.