Geology's Self Assessment Team

Geology's Self Assessment Team


Dr Tiffany Barry (University Research Fellow). Tiffany teaches geochemistry and oversees the development of Analytical Services. Tiffany has two young children and found flexibility in working practices very helpful, accommodating home life by working part-time; Tiffany now works full-time and provides the SAT with a strong bridge between researchers, academics and professional services.

Mrs Jenna Booth (Department Finance and Research Administrator). Jenna is the Finance and Research Administrator for the Department of Geology and joined the Athena SWAN Team in November 2014 as a representative of the administrative team. She is married and maintains a good work/life balance through frequent holiday escapes with her family.Jenna was central to engaging with administrative staff and to reviewing our submission.

Professor Sarah Davies (Academic). Sarah holds a personal chair, having been a lecturer and then senior lecturer; Sarah is Undergraduate Course Director and Postgraduate Tutor, and leads an international research team. She led engagement with PGR students, and has managed research staff through secondments and maternity leave.

Professor Richard England (Academic). Richard is currently Head of Department. He is a member of the University appointments panel and Staff Management Group as well as representing the Department on a number of other University committees. He is Director of SEIS-UK and has wide experience of management of post-doctoral staff. He has had a 25 year career undertaking research in geophysics which informs his teaching. He has managed post-doctoral staff over 25-years. As HoD Richard developed strategies that would enable cultural changes to be implemented.

Dr Jenny Inwood (Researcher/PDRA). Jenny has been a Research Associate In the Geology Department at Leicester since 2005. She is currently working on the petrophysics of shale gas but prior to this she worked in the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) group and sailed on several expeditions as a Petrophysics/Logging Staff Scientist. Jenny has three young children, has taken three periods of maternity leave. Jenny, with Duncan, led engagement with research staff.

Dr Gawen Jenkin (Senior Lecturer). Gawen lectures in Applied Geology and acts as the Schools' Liaison and Outreach Tutor.  He oversees publicity and outreach to schools and presents on university Open Days to encourage students to consider a Geology degree. He has a 4-year old daughter.

Dr Sarah Lee (Lecturer). Sarah is a Lecturer with a background in estuarine sedimentology and geochemistry.  She juggles her teaching with her role as Admissions Tutor in the department and her passion for running, cake-making and gardening.Together with Dan, Sarah led engagement with technical services staff and reviewed the submission.

Professor Mike Lovell (Academic/Chair). Mike is Chair of the Department of Geology’s Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Group. As Professor of Petrophysics at the University his research and teaching crosses the boundary between industry and academia. He served as Head of Department from 2004 to 2014, and has participated in many senior committees across the Department, College and University.  As part of a dual career family Mike juggled family responsibilities with work through the 1990s. Today he tries to maintain a work life balance through jogging, gardening and cooking.He oversaw staff and student surveys and coordinated inputs to the submission.

Mr Richard Moore (Department/College IT Technician). Richard realised he was more interested in Computing than Chemical Engineering at university and recently became the IT Support Technician for Geology. Responsibilities are mainly for installing and maintaining the various Windows and Linux systems across the College where he is a strong advocate of open source. Interests include DIY and anything with an engine, but cycles to try and keep fit. On behalf of the Athena SWAN group Richard is representing the technical services staff, and with responsibilities across the College brings wide experience of other departments to the SAT.

Dr Duncan Murdock (Researcher/PDRA). Duncan is a postdoctoral research associate working the Palaeobiology Research Group, he also sits on the department's Research Committee. Alongside his developing career in academia, He and his wife have two children under three. Duncan led the critical analysis of the submission, including data analysis and presentation.

Ms Leah Nolan (Postgraduate/PhD student). Leah is is a PhD student and works on a palaeoclimate and geochemistry project with supervisors within the department and many outside. Leah began her PhD in 2012, but previously graduated from the department after completing a 4-year MGeol degree. Leah represents the Postgraduate community and was central to ensuring postgraduate involvement and in collecting and analysing data.

Dr Dan Smith (Lecturer and Equal Opportunities Officer). Dan researches and teaches around the topic of natural resources, and ore deposits in particular. Within the Department, he also acts as the Equalities Officer, and a link between the students, staff, and the university’s disability and support services. Dan collated data for the submission and preliminary analysis to the SAT; he suggested where data collection needed to be improved. He also engaged strongly in meetings with technical and research staff. In his spare time he likes cooking spicy food, mixing potent cocktails, reading trashy sci-fi books and cheating at cryptic crosswords.

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