About Us

The Research Ethics Conference brings together academia, industry and local organisations across all disciplines with the aim of opening up and applying cross-discipline research ethics, contributing to ethical practice and research.

REC2021 is led by a team of people across the South West of England and Wales consisting of academics, doctoral researchers, professional services and local and national organisations. 

Meet the Team


Warren Speed

  REC Founder and Chair

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  • University of Exeter
  • BERA
  • Personal Website

Maria Ventura Alfaro

Call for Papers Lead

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  • LinkedIn

Elis Jones

Registration, Call for Papers Team and REC2021 Online

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  • University of Exeter
  • Google
  • Personal Website

Dr Caitlin Kight

Widening Participation Lead and REC2021 Online

Dr Karen Kenny

Keynote Liaison and Committee Support


Josip Matincic

Widening Participation Team and Arts and Humanities Support

Dr Alessia Prato

Widening Participation Team

Natural and Hard Sciences Support

Gail Seymore

Professional Services (Ethics) Committee Support

Kelly Louise-Preece

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity and REC2021 Online

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  • LinkedIn

Dr Alex Dudgen

Widening Participation Team and Natural and Hard Sciences Support

Alice Potter

Posters and REC2021 Online

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  • Personal Website

Virginia Thomas

Call for Papers Team

  • University of Exeter

Victoria Christodoulides

Preparation, Resources and Support and REC2021 Online

Lucy Barkley

Call for Papers Team

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  • Instagram

Lois Peach

Call for Papers Team

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  • University of Bristol

Sunday Blake

Widening Participation Team and Vulnerable People and Groups Support

Lesley Turner

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

Paul Kenny LLB, BA

Professional Support for Law and Mental Health Services

Charlotte Juggins

 Institutional Support

Conor Prior

REC2021 Graphic Designer and Printing