Enfys: the LGBT+ Staff Network Committee
The Committee is currently made up of six members. If you'd like to join the committee, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Karen Cooke - Chair, Friends of Enfys Coordinator
- Ruth Williams - Vice-Chair, Web Editor & Marketing Officer
- Catt Turney - Bi Women's Champion
- Sarah Watts - Women’s Champion
- Erich Hao Hou - Gay Men's & Postgrad Student Champion
- Mo'OBrien - Gay Men's & Heath Park Campus Champion
Why is a committee important?
- The committee provides a clear channel of communication for members to raise issues for discussion with the University
- It provides an opportunity for staff and PG students to give feedback, both positive and negative, regarding their experiences
- It can make reports and recommendations to the University
The Committee is always interested in your views about activities, events and university work that Enfys should be involved in.
Please email us on email@example.com if you are interested in getting more involved or have any suggestions.
Enfys Role: Chair, Friends of Enfys Coordinator
Karen represents Enfys on University committees and at a local and national level including conferences and seminars. She coordinates the Committee to create a safe, inclusive and welcoming work place where all of our staff can be proud to be themselves. Karen coordinate’s the ‘Friends of Enfys’ project. She is also the committees primary Tweeter.
About: Karen is an Organisational Development Manager in HR which involves amongst many things, supporting organisational change and training delivery. In 2014 she won the Cardiff University Celebrating Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity.
Outside of work she has a love of sport (particularly rugby – a Cardiff Blues season ticket holder), movies, eating out and reading. She’s been known to dabble in the occasional karaoke night as well!
In 2015, Karen was awarded Role Model of the Year by Stonewall Cymru.
Enfys Role: Vice-Chair, Web Editor & Marketing Officer
Ruth manages the Enfys web and Facebook pages and designs the marketing materials for events.
About: Ruth joined the University in 2006 and currently works 4 days a week as a Postgraduate Courses Coordinator and 1 day a week as Athena SWAN Executive Officer in the School of Medicine. She is a CUPF member-nominated trustee, an elected member of University Council and is Vice-Chair of the School of Medicine EDHR Committee. In 2014 she won the Cardiff University Celebrating Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity. Ruth is also a Stonewall Cymru Role Model.
University profile: medicine.cf.ac.uk/person/miss-ruth-mary-williams/
Enfys Role: Women’s Champion
Sarah’s role is to champion women’s issues. Her role focuses on events such as International Women’s Day and Reclaim the Night.
About: Sarah works in the International Office which helps the University market its courses and develop links overseas, advising on international qualifications etc. She travels regularly to China, Malaysia, Vietnam & Japan.
Enfys Role: Bi Women’s Champion
Catt's role is to champion bi issues. Her role focuses on events such as Bi Visibility Day.
About: Catt has joined the University in November 2012 as Research and Knowledge Exchange Assistant in DECIPHer, a public health research centre based within the School of Social Sciences. Among other things, she co-ordinates the centre's communications activity (including the Twitter account, website and blog) and works with the centre's researchers to ensure knowledge exchange and translation is embedded in their research.
University profile: cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/38059-turney-catherine
Erich Hao Hou
Enfys Role: Gay Men & Postgrad Student Champion
Erich's role is to champion men’s issues and to focus on postgrad students.
About: Erich is a postgraduate research student at Cardiff Law School. His PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof. Luke Clements and Dr. Leanne Smith focuses on Universal Human Rights and Equal Marriage.
University profile: law.cf.ac.uk/contactsandpeople/~houhc
Enfys Role: Gay Men's & Heath Park Campus Champion
Mo's role is to champion men’s issues and to focus on activities at the Heath Park Campus.
About: Mo is a lecturer in the School of Healthcare Sciences.
University profile: cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/39193-obrien-mo