Early career researcher (ECR) reps

The ECR Forum represents the views and ideas of early career researchers from across the University.  

How it works

There are two reps per department / school or centre who meet three to four times a year with members of the RDP and the Doctoral College, representatives of the HR Excellence in Research working group and the Athena Swan implementation group. The Chair of the ECR Forum sits on the University Research and Innovation Committee (URIC) to report actions arising from the forum and represent ECR issues.

If you are interested in becoming a rep please get in contact with your department's current rep, the Chairs of the ECR Forum, or rdp@surrey.ac.uk.

Minutes and documentation

ECR Reps


Marco SacchiChairChemistrym.sacchi@surrey.ac.uk
Femi Adeyemi-EjeyeDeputy ChairMusic and Mediafemi.ae@surrey.ac.uk

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Georgia VoliotiMusic and Mediag.volioti@surrey.ac.uk
Kim StarrEnglish Literature and Languagesk.starr@surrey.ac.uk
Vacant Guildford School of Acting 
Isabel RodriguezSchool of Hospitality and Tourism Managementisabel.rodriguez@surrey.ac.uk
Bora KimSchool of Hospitality and Tourism Managementb.kim@surrey.ac.uk
Ambrose LeeSchool of Lawy.a.lee@surrey.ac.uk
Kirsty LohmanSociologyk.lohman@surrey.ac.uk
Carla BoninaSurrey Business Schoolc.bonina@surrey.ac.uk
Hyeyoun ParkSurrey Business Schoolhy.park@surrey.ac.uk

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Arooj Siddiqui5G Innovation Centrea.siddiqui@surrey.ac.uk
Marco VolinoCVSSPmarco.volino@surrey.ac.uk
Armin MustafaCVSSParmin.mustafa@surrey.ac.uk
James SucklingCentre for Environment & Sustainabilityj.suckling@surrey.ac.uk
Bolaji ShemfeCentre for Environment & Sustainabilitym.shemfe@surrey.ac.uk
Siddharth GadkariDepartment of Chemical and Process Engineering s.gadkari@surrey.ac.uk
Marco SacchiDepartment of Chemistry m.sacchi@surrey.ac.uk
VacantDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
VacantDepartment of Computer Science 
VacantDepartment of Mathematics 
Eva JakubczykDepartment of Mechanical Engineering Sciencese.jakubczyk@surrey.ac.uk
Matt TaggartDepartment of Physicsm.taggart@surrey.ac.uk
Giovanni MirouhDepartment of Physicsg.mirouh@surrey.ac.uk 
Mohamed AbdelwahabSurrey Space Centrem.h.abdelwahab@surrey.ac.uk

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Harshana LiyangeSchool of Biosciences and Medicineh.s.liyanage@surrey.ac.uk
Tiffany RussellSchool of Biosciences and Medicinet.russell@surrey.ac.uk
Johanna von GerichtenSchool of Biosciences and Medicinej.vongerichten@surrey.ac.uk
Ruth Abrams School of Health Sciencesr.abrams@surrey.ac.uk
Carys BanksSchool of Health Sciencesc.banks@surrey.ac.uk
Katie Gilligan-LeeSchool of Psychologyk.gilligan@surrey.ac.uk
Diane LeeSchool of Veterinary Medicine diane.lee@surrey.ac.uk
Marwa Hussain Ali HassanSchool of Veterinary Medicinem.hussainalihassan@surrey.ac.uk

Department of Higher Education

Kieran Ballook.balloo@surrey.ac.uk

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) working group has been set up as a part of ECR forum at the University of Surrey with the following objectives:

  • Gather information on the state of ED&I for ECRs at the University level to identify gaps and challenges
  • Create awareness within the University at different levels (ECR to Higher management) using the information
  • Propose short-term and long-term solutions to inform University policymakers to create an impact

The group will initially focus on three areas: Athena Swan (gender equality), Race equality and LGBTQ+ equality. The focus will be expanded in future to other important areas including disability, neurodiversity, and mental health.

The Working Group meets approximately once every six weeks and is organized by Dr Armin Mustafa & Dr Giovanni Mirouh. Any ECR Rep is welcome to attend, contribute, or suggest agenda items.

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