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Enfys: the LGBT+ Staff Network Committee

The Committee is currently made up of five members. If you'd like to join the committee, please email us on 

  • Karen Cooke - Chair, Friends of Enfys Coordinator
  • Ruth Williams - Co-Chair, Web Editor & Marketing Officer
  • Catt Turney - Bi Women's Champion
  • Sarah Watts - Women’s Champion
  • Erich Hao Hou - Gay Men & Postgrad Student 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 if you are interested in getting more involved or have any suggestions.

Committee Profiles

Karen Cooke

Karen Cooke


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.

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!

Ruth Williams

Ruth Williams


Enfys Role: Co-Chair, Web Editor & Marketing Officer
Joined the committee in April 2012

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 as a Postgraduate Courses Coordinator in the School of Medicine. Ruth’s day job involves administration of dermatology postgraduate programmes. She is a CUPF member-nominated trustee, an elected member of University Council and sits on the School of Medicine EDHR Committee. Ruth is also a Stonewall Cymru Role Model.
In her spare time, Ruth loves playing video games, reading books and watching movies.

Sarah Watts

Sarah Watts


Enfys Role: Women’s Champion
Joined the committee in April 2012

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.
Outside of work she sings in a gay women's choir (Songbirds) and enjoys going for walks & bike rides, going to concerts, eating out, cooking and reading.

Catt Turney

Enfys Role: Bi Women’s Champion
Joined the committee in September 2013

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. 
Outside work, Catt can usually be found singing, swing dancing, or having heated discussions about gender and sexuality.

Erich Hao Hou

Erich Hou


Enfys Role: Gay Men & Postgrad Student Champion
Joined the committee in April 2013

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.


Committee Meeting Minutes