Postgraduate researcher (PGR) reps

Each faculty runs a Postgraduate Researcher Engagement Forum (PEF) in which PGR academic representatives, Students’ Union staff, and staff from the University meet to discuss the experiences of colleagues in each department.

How it works

Each Faculty runs a Postgraduate Researcher Engagement Forum (PEF) around 3-4 times a year in which PGR academic representatives, Students’ Union staff, and staff from the University meet to discuss the experiences of colleagues in each Department. The student chair reports on each PEF to the respective Faculty Research Degrees Committee, which is attended by PGR Directors and the Associate Dean (Doctoral College). Your representatives are available to raise important issues from the PGR community and disemminate central information.

If you are interested in becoming a rep please get in contact with your department's current PGR rep or

NameCourse Email
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Ed FishMusic & Media (PEF Co-Chair)
Stefano Cellini Economics PhD (Year 1) 
Mariia BurmistrovaEconomics PhD (Year 2)
Eliza da Silva GomesEconomics PhD (Year 3) 
Gemma KerrGSA Dance &
Whitney SmithHospitality and Tourism 
Jose Melenez RomanHospitality and Tourism
Benita Rose MathewLaw 
Yi Gu

Literature & Languages: Translation & Interpreting, Linguistics
John Attridge

Literature and Languages: English Literature & Creative Writing & Film Studies 
Hannah Collis

Emily Kitson

Ellis MallettPolitics
Rosie MacphersonSociology 
Thiago BogossianSociology
Wei ZhangSurrey Institute of
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Adam Burgess

ATI (Physics) (PEF Co-Chair)
Chiara De LuciaRadiation and Medical Physics (PEF Co-Chair)

Arman Aryaeipour 
Matthew Smith ATI (Elec Eng) 
Dongtao LiuATI (Elec Eng)
Anne Scholz     Centre Env & Sustainability
Jacob HilesChemistry
Jo Herschan Civil and Environmental

Daniel Gardham

Ksenia BudykhoComputer
Xiongjie ChenComputer
Qiqi LiuComputer
Tim SidnellChemical and Process Engineering (CPE) 
Qi ZhangChemical and Process Engineering (CPE)
Andrew BaileyCVSSP 
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Zhihe LuCVSSP 
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Ben SaundersCVSSP 
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Lucy JacksonCVSSP 
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Moira ShooterCVSSP 
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Khalil Saadat   Information and Communication Systems (ICS)

Leander Wyss
Adam BurgessQuantum Biology
Ashley Evans Soft Matter (Physics)
Thomas BarbierSurrey Space Centre
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Joanne KiteMicrobial Sciences (PEF Co-Chair)
Emma SinclairBiochemical Sciences (PEF Co-Chair)
Hannah DaviesVeterinary Medicine (APHA-based PGRs) (SEF Co-Chair)
Tyler WooldridgeClinical & Experimental
Lauren TaylorHealth
Damla KayneHealth
Mary PhillipsNutritional
Hasnaa AyyadNutritional
Jazmin BhangooPsychology
Louisa ZhangPsychology
Alejandro Sanchez-Pedreno JimenezQuantum
Jack WhitehouseVeterinary Medicine (Campus-based PGRs)

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