Meet the Conference Team

Warren Speed

- Conference Chair

- Budget Holder


Warren is a final year PhD at the University of Exeter who is funded by the ESRC and the University of Exeter to conduct research on Fundamental British Values. Warren's interests include controversial educational policy and research ethics. MORE

Maria Ventura Alfaro

- Call for Papers Lead

- Joint Finance

- Widening Participation Team


María is an ESRC-funded PhD student in the field of Development Studies, at the University of Bath. Her research offers a feminist analysis of the contemporary violence against women or Feminicide and social movements’ action in contemporary Mexico. MORE

Elis Jones

- Delegate Registration

- Sustainability Coordinator

- Call for Papers Team


More information to come

Dr Caitlin Kight

- Widening Participation Lead

More information to come

Dr Karen Kenny

- Keynote Liaison

- Committee Support 

Karen is an Academic 

Developer with responsibility of university wide academic personal 

tutoring. Karen has extensive experience within education and has also fulfilled a 

successful career as a banker and as an accountant. MORE

Gail Seymore

- Committee Support ​

- Widening Participation Team

Gail takes a University-wide lead on all aspects of research integrity, research governance and ethics. As the Research Ethics and Governance Manager, Gail is responsible for developing policy and processes in line with regulatory requirements, legislative changes and best practice. Gail is the Secretary to the University Ethics Committee and the Animal Welfare & Ethical Review Board and the co-ordinator for the Dual Assurance Ethics portfolio. MORE

Tracey Warren

- Workshop Coordinator 

Tracey is in the final stages of her EdD at the University of Exeter, researching parents’ perspectives on the policy and practice of inclusive education in Dubai private schools. Tracey has over 30 years experience within education including teaching and as a headteacher. MORE

         Completed 'Understanding                  Diversity and Inclusion' Course

Lesley McAneny-Turner

Conference Administrator 

Lesley is completing a PhD at the University of Exeter researching Mental Health and Wellbeing knowledge within within Further Education. 

Using mixed methods to explore the knowledge  of mental health with staff and students.

Kelly Louise-Preece

- Equality, Diversity and     Inclusivity Coordinator

- Covid-19 Support Officer


Kelly is the Research Development Manager for the Doctoral College at the University of Exeter.Kelly is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of her leadership and excellence in learning and teaching with PGRs. MORE

          Completed 'Understanding                   Diversity and Inclusion' Course

Rebekah White

- Widening Participation Team

- Call for Papers Team


Rebekah is a PhD researcher in biosciences at the University of Exeter. She works on the genetics and evolution of ageing using nematode worms as a model organism, and is funded by the Royal Society. MORE

Charlotte Juggins

- Institutional Coordinator

- Covid-19 Support Officer


Charlotte is the PGR and ECR Experience Officer at the University of Exeter. Charlotte takes responsibility for

developing the PGR and ECR experience, including communications for the Doctoral College, PGR Induction, research culture, managing feedback into the Doctoral College and the PRES survey.

Sunday Blake

- Widening Participation Team


Sunday is the current Student Guild/Student Union President (2020/2021) at the University of Exeter. Sunday was 

previously the vice president for postgraduate students at the university of Exeter.

Paul Kenny LLB BA

- Committee Support ​

Paul is currently a senior social worker for Devon County Council who will soon be an Approved Mental Health Professional. Paul also has extensive experience as a Barister of Law

Dr Alessia Prato

- Widening Participation

- Hard/Soft Sciences Workshop Support

Alessia is an aerospace engineer by background, interested in ethics and moral philosophy practical application in everyday life.

          Completed 'Understanding                   Diversity and Inclusion' Course

Alice Potter

- Research Posters Coordinator


Alice is a first year PhD candidate at the University of Exeter. Her PhD concerns the inclusion of children with lesbian or gay parents. Broadly her research interests include inclusion, disability rights, LGBTQIA+ issues and social equality. MORE

Virginia Thomas

- Call for Paper Team

Ginny is an SSIS funded PhD researcher in the Centre for Rural Policy Research at the University of Exeter who's 

research focuses on the rewilding of species, land and ecosystems. MORE

Lucy Barkley

- Call for Papers Team

Lucy is a social anthropologist and is in her final year of her ESR- funded PhD researching sensory ethnography of food, home and community among Palestinians living in Britain.

Lucy interests include diaspora, memory, temporality, futurity, resistance and refusal. MORE

Victoria Christodoulides

- Presenter Support and Preparation

Victoria is a second year PhD student with the University of Bath and University of the West of England. Her core research interests include participatory action research using creative practices and feminist new materialism to extend the understanding of childhood trauma recovery literacies.

         Completed 'Understanding                  Diversity and Inclusion' Course

Lois Peach

- Call for Papers Team


Lois is completing a PhD in Social Policy at the University of Bristol, researching 

intergenerational interaction, using (post)qualitative and ethnographic methods to explore the processes involved when different generations are bought together through community intergenerational practice. MORE

Fida Adra

- Widening Participation Team


Fida is an SWDTP funded student in the Area and Development studies pathway at the University of Exeter. Fida's research interest is refugee economies, more specifically entrepreneurship among refugee women in the Middle East.

Josip Martincic

- Widening Participation Team

Josip is undertaking PhD research funded by AHRC through the SWW DTP programme. His interests are in historiography and the role ethics plays in the creation and dissemination of history. More on his interest an be found. MORE

Conor Prior

- Graphic Designer, Freelance


Conor our graphic designer for the 2021 Research Ethics  Conference. Conor is highly proficient in design across the Adobe Creative Suite with a background in Animation. Conor also has experience with designing email marketing campaigns, social media posts and other marketing collateral, as well as website imagery and vector illustrations. MORE

Dr Alex Dudgeon

- Widening Participation Team


Alex is a Research Fellow in Physics at the University of Exeter. His research focuses on developing medical devices for cancer diagnostics and so has experience of writing and obtaining ethical and regulatory approval for human in and ex vivo studies.

Dr Molly Conisbee


More information to come

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