Working Lives Group Membership

Membership of the Departmental Working Lives Group ensures representation from all key staff groups within the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, and ensures that there is an appropriate gender balance to this membership. The minimum term of membership is two years, renewable for a maximum of four years (except student representation, where term of membership is for three years).

Current Members:

Glenn Rodrigo WLG MemberGlenn Rodrigo
Based at: GGH, CSW

Committee Memberships
Dept Working Lives Group (Chair)
Dept Athena Swann SAT (Gender Equality Lead)
Dept Intercalated BSc Committee
CRF management board (CVS representative)
College imaging committee (CVS representative)
College Gender Equality Committee (CVS GEL)
Interesting Fact: Did my BSc and PhD at Leicester prior to becoming an itinerant travelling academic, including 7 years in New Zealand.
Hobbies: Newly acquired granddaughter (cutie) and Labrador retriever (crazy). Newly found Italy “cheers”

Tim Coats - Working Lives Group MemberTim Coats
Based at: LRI, Emergency Department

Committee Memberships:
Dept Working Lives Group
Dept Athena SWAN (Chair)
Interesting Fact: Secretly wish I had been an archaeologist (Time Team addict).
Hobbies: Creating a nature reserve of wildflower meadows and woodland
Gina Barnett - Working Lives Group MemberGina Barnett
Based at: GGH, CSW
(Part time – not in on Thur & Fri pm)

Committee Memberships:
Dept Working Lives Group
Dept Social Committee
Interesting Fact: I learnt to cycle (first bike at the age of 39!) One of the best things I’ve done.
Hobbies: I enjoy pottering round my garden, playing board games, going to Lindy Hop swing dance lessons and I have a very large ‘dressing up’ box of costumes which gets used quite regularly!
John McDonald - Working Lives Group MemberJohn McDonald
Based at: LRI, RKCSB

Committee Membership:
Dept Working Lives Group (Member)
College Sub-Committee for Research Ethics
Interesting Fact: I have a Lightsaber in my office
Hobbies: I enjoy running and like jumping on the bed with my daughter
Sue Lewin - Working Lives Group MemberSue Lewin
Based at: LRI, RKCSB
(Working hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs Fri)

Committee Memberships:
Dept Working Lives Group (Annual Staff Survey)
Interesting Fact: Carole and I were spotted on the TV in Australia whilst playing in the samba
band leading the UoL conga supporting the Blues!
Hobbies: I enjoy cycling, playing tennis and walking with friends.
Sonja Khemiri - Working Lives Group MemberSonja Khemiri
Based at: LRI, RKCSB
(Working hours Tuesday to Friday 9.30-2pm)

Committee Memberships:
Dept Working Lives Group (Member)
Interesting Fact: Converted to Islam when I was 33.
Hobbies: Love gardening, reading, travelling and spending loads of fun time with my kids.
Laki Liyanage - Working Lives Group MemberLaki Liyanage
Based at: LRI, RKCSB

Committee Membership:
Dept Working Lives Group (Member)
Interesting Fact: I always have a variety of snacks at my desk, though I probably shouldn’t advertise it too much…
Hobbies: Aforementioned snacking, listening to too much music, dance, and other non-science hobbies.

Sadaf Afreen - Working Lives Group MemberSadaf Afreen
Based at: GGH, CSW

Committee Memberships:
Dept Working Lives Group (Member)
Interesting Fact: I have lost 14 kg of weight over a period of 1 year time.
Hobbies: I enjoy my cooking and trying out new recipes . I love swimming and running.



Hash PatelHash Patel
Based at: GGH CSW

Committee Memberships:
Dept Working Lives Group
Social Committee
Interesting Fact: still waiting for grandchildren so got a dog instead
Hobbies: Reading and walking.

Gavin MorrisGavin Morris
Based at: CVRC

Committee Memberships:
Dept Working Lives Group
Interesting Fact: I have been to all of the new seven wonders of the world
Hobbies: Pre-children: Travelling, reading, fitness, cinema, DJ-ing, socialising. Post-children: Alcohol

Interested in becoming a member?

Your Working Lives Group seeks interest from new members annually.  For self-nomination please use the membership application form and submit this to Glenn Rodrigo (as Chair of the Working Lives Group) to allow nominations to be reviewed by the group at our next meeting.  (Membership numbers are restricted to a maximum of 20, ensuring a balance of gender, staff group and seniority of position/tenure.

If you wish to know more about what is involved before submitting your application, please contact one of the members above who would be more than happy to have an informal conversation with you.

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