The work of the Steering Group

The Technician Commitment Steering Group has been convened to advance activities in respect of technicians’ development and recognition, under the College's commitment to action in five areas identified by the Science Council as affecting technical staff. Specifically, the Group will: 

  1. Visibility - Ensure that all technicians within the organisation are identifiable and that the contribution of technicians is visible within and beyond the institution
  2. Recognition - Support technicians to gain recognition through professional registration
  3. Career development - Enable career progression opportunities for technicians through the provision of clear, documented career pathways
  4. Sustainability - Ensure the future sustainability of technical skills across the organisation and that technical expertise is fully utilised
  5. Evaluating impact - Regularly assess the impact of actions taken in support of the commitment to ensure their effectiveness

The Steering Group will seek the views and feedback of technical staff as regards initiatives and activities under the Commitment and promote these amongst technical staff members and provide a progress update to the Provost’s Board in May 2018 and to the Science Council in June 2018. 

The Steering Group will normally meet twice each term.

Members of the Steering Group

  • Nazia Hirjee

    Nazia Hirjee

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    Nazia Hirjee Faculty Operations Officer, Natural Sciences (Chair of the Steering Group)

  • Paul Brown

    Paul Brown

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    Paul Brown Mechanical Workshop Instrumentation Manager, Physics

  • Lindsay Comalie

    Lindsay Comalie

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    Lindsay Comalie Organisational Development Consultant, Learning and Development Centre

  • Dominic Spencer

    Dominic Spencer

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    Dominic Spencer ICT Resource Manager, Remote campuses, ICT

  • Allison Hunter

    Allison Hunter

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    Allison Hunter Technical Operations Manager, Life Sciences

  • Gareth Hyde

    Gareth Hyde

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    Gareth Hyde NHLI Safety & Technical Services Coordinator, National Heart & Lung Institute

  • Ken Keating

    Ken Keating

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    Ken Keating Laboratory Manager, Bioengineering

  • Russell Stracey

    Russell Stracey

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    Russell Stracey RSM Workshop Supervisor, Materials

  • Joel Abrahams

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    Joel Abrahams Biological Research Officer, Department of Surgery & Cancer

  • Angela Williams

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    Angela Williams Training and Development Coordinator, Estates Division

  • Ailish Harikae

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    Ailish Harikae Apprenticeships Manager, Secretary to the Steering Group