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The community engagement team act as a bridge between the local community and Imperial staff and students. We support collaboration between the community and the university by providing facilities, project management support and advice to community-university projects.

Our team

  • Professor Maggie Dallman

    Professor Maggie Dallman

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    Professor Maggie Dallman Vice-President (International), Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships)

    Responsibilities

    Maggie oversees societal engagement at Imperial, including White City community engagement, student recruitment and schools outreach, public engagement with research, and international relations.

  • Tom Pearson

    Tom Pearson

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    Tom Pearson Head of Special Projects, Academic Partnerships

    Responsibilities

    Tom manages the Community Engagement team in White City and the Invention Rooms. Directing the College's community engagement strategy and new opportunities in White City.  

  • Priya Pallan

    Priya Pallan

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    Priya Pallan Community Engagement Manager, Community Engagement (White City)

    Responsibilities

    Priya is the first point of call for all community-university relationships, managing several collaborative projects.

  • Ian Johnson

    Ian Johnson

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    Ian Johnson Venue and Operations Manager, Community Engagement (White City)

    Responsibilities

    Ian manages the Invention Rooms café and event space, providing operational support to a wide programme of community and university events.

  • Andrew Brooks

    Andrew Brooks

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    Andrew Brooks Public Engagement Programmer and Practitioner, Community Engagement (White City)

    Responsibilities

    Andrew works with Imperial’s scientists to design and deliver science focused community events and activities at the Invention Rooms.

  • Keisha Khyne-Sam

    Keisha Khyne-Sam

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    Keisha Khyne-Sam Community Engagement Projects Coordinator, Community Engagement (White City)

    Responsibilities

    Keisha provides project support for all community engagement projects in White City. 

  • Sam Allen-Turner

    Sam Allen-Turner

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    Sam Allen-Turner Visitor Experience Host, Community Engagement (White City)

    Responsibilities

    Sam assists with all community activities in the Invention Rooms café and event space, providing front-of-house and operational support.

  • Rachel Harvey

    Rachel Harvey

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    Rachel Harvey Projects and Partnerships Officer, Community Engagement (White City)

    Responsibilities

    Rachel supports community engagement strategy in White City.

  • Dr Melanie Bottrill

    Mel Bottrill

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    Dr Melanie Bottrill STEM Programmes Manager, Schools Outreach

    Responsibilities

    Mel oversees the schools outreach programmes and teams in both the Dangoor Reach Out Makerspace in the Invention Rooms. In South Kensington, she also manages the Access funded programmes, Summer Schools, the Wohl Reach Out Lab and its associated programmes.

  • Kate Mulcahy

    Kate Mulcahy

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    Kate Mulcahy Makerspace Programmes Manager, Schools Outreach

    Responsibilities

    Kate manages all the Maker Challenge programmes in the Dangoor Reach Out Makerspace at the Invention Rooms.

  • Richard Brown

    Richard Brown

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    Richard Brown Reach Out Makerspace Technician, Schools Outreach

    Responsibilities

    Richard provides technical and teaching support for the Maker Challenge Programmes.

  • Ahreum Jung

    Ahreum Jung

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    Ahreum Jung Invention Rooms Associate, Schools Outreach

    Responsibilities

    Ahreum coordinates content and design outputs for the Makerspace and local community at the Invention Rooms. She also works for the Hackspace, supporting users with project development, providing design and technical advice and assisting with operations. 

  • Rebecca Sweeney

    Rebecca Sweeney

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    Rebecca Sweeney Reach Out Makerspace Assistant, Schools Outreach

    Responsibilities

    Rebecca provides programme support and assistance for all makerspace activities and coordinates the recruitment of schools and students for all of the makerspace programmes. 

  • Silje Andersen

    Silje Andersen

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    Silje Andersen Interdisciplinary Programmes Manager, Schools Outreach

    Responsibilities

    Silje develops and manages interdisciplinary schools outreach and widening participation programmes in White City and South Kensington, including Creative Roots at the Invention Rooms.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of Imperial staff working with the community – many other academic departments and staff are involved in community-focused projects.