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Members of Bronze Award self assessment team


Professor Terry Threadgold  (Chair)  is Pro Vice Chancellor for  Staff and Diversity, and in 2008-9 Acting Head of the School of  English, Communication and Philosophy. Her most recent research has included work on media coverage of asylum and refugees, refugees and inclusion, and migration and social cohesion in Wales (2008).

Ms Isabella Santamaria (Project Lead) is Equality and Diversity Manager in Human Resources and brings to her role wide experience in Higher Education and with South Wales Police. Her work at Cardiff includes the training of staff, and dealing with equality issues, both institutional and individual.

Dr Rachel Ashworth is Senior Lecturer in Public Services Management Cardiff Business School. Her research interests include performance improvement and public services, organizational accountability across the public sector, public sector professions and the application of institutional theory to public service reform.

Dr Joanne Cable (Reader, School of Biosciences) is an ecological parasitologist with broad interests in animal parasites (see She has held three consecutive fellowships at Cardiff, and is now increasing her teaching/administrative role within the University and the wider scientific community.

Dr Bronwen Evans  (Senior Lecturer, Department of Child Health, School of Medicine) is a Zoology graduate, with a PhD in the breast cancer field, and currently responsible for a team researching common musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoporosis and arthritis.

Professor Nick Fiddian  was Head of Computer Science 1995-2008, serving at various times as a member of the University’s Human Resources Committee and Academic Promotions Sub-Committee, Investors in People (IIP) and Positive Working Environment Steering Groups.

Prof Matt Griffin (Astronomy Instrumentation Group, School of Physics and Astronomy) is  Director of Research in the School and his academic activity includes long-term multi-institute projects, of which staff career development is an important aspect.

Dr Cathy Holt, BEng PhD PGDip CEng FIMechE, is Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics and Orthopaedic engineering, and Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow, School of Engineering. She teaches Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering and is a member of the Instituteof Medical Engineering and Medical Physics.

Dr Kirsty Hudson is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences. She has worked on sex offenders, the resettlement of prisoners, regional resettlement strategies, implementation and theory, and multi-agency public protection arrangements.

Professor Sheila Hunt, School of Nursing and Midwifery,   is a midwife, a nurse, an academic, an educator and a leader, whose books  include The Social Meaning of Midwifery, The Midwife in Society, Challenges in Midwifery Care, Pregnant Women Violent Men - What Midwives need to know, and Pregnancy, Poverty and the Health Professional.  

Professor Phillip Jones is chair of Architectural Science and Head of School at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University.His teaching and research activities encompass a range of subjects in the field of energy use, environmental design and sustainability in the built environment..

Professor Jenny Kitzinger, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, is Professor of Media and Communications research and has done extensive work on gender and the media. She is also co-author of four reports on the representation of women in SET.

Mrs Sue Midha is Deputy Director, Human Resources, responsible for promotions, staff induction and development, equality and diversity and the Positive Working Environment team.

Mrs Catrin Morgan, is Equality and Diversity manager, Governance and Compliance. Her role involves developing equality policies, schemes and strategies aimed at promoting equality and diversity and eliminating discrimination. She is responsible for the development and review of the University’s Equality Schemes and action plans.

Dr Heather Payne is Associate Dean, School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education  and a consultant paediatrician. She has a research interest in Gender and Professionalism in Medicine and a specific remit for supporting disabled doctors in training throughout Wales, and for equality and diversity within the Deanery.

Professor Teresa Rees CBE AcSS is Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research. She is currently working (2005-2010) on EURODITE, a project on the Knowledge Economy, funded by the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme, while continuing her interests in gender mainstreaming and women and science.

Ms Wendy Sadler  is the Schools Liaison Officer for the School of Physics and Astronomy and is a former Chair of WISE (Women into Science and Engineering) in Wales. She is also Director of ‘Science Made Simple’- an award-winning science communication company based at Cardiff University.

Dr Xiang Song is a Research Associate in the Cardiff School of Mathematics

Dr Karen Wahl-Jorgenson  (Reader, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies) , focuses her research on the relationship between journalism and citizenship, and her authored books include Journalists and the Public and Citizens or Consumers?. She is a single parent of a one-year old boy.

Professor Tim Wess  is Head of Optometry and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, a member of STFC Science Board and chairman of the Photon Science governing body. He is active in public engagement in science, healthcare and cultural heritage through public speaking and broadcasting.

Ms Kathryn Wilkinson is a part-time lecturer in the Welsh School of Architecture and a member of the architectural Theory and History Research Group.

Professor Julie Williams is professor of psychological medicine, School of Medicine. Her research has included work on Psychiatric Genetics, on finding genes for schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) genetics. She has published widely in late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD). She is also working on the molecular genetics of developmental dyslexia (DD).  

Dr Heather Worthington (Lecturer, School of English, Communication and Philosophy) specialises in English Literature and is Year One Tutor and Examinations Officer in the School.