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LSSI Key Contacts & Governance Groups

Impact Acceleration Account Review Team

The IAA Review Team is a vital component in our work, reaching decisions on which applications to fund, where to prioritise resources and proactively seeking to foster new inter-institutional linkages. The IAA panel consists of academic representation from the Faculty of Social Sciences, LUBS, Environment and Arts, Humanities and Cultures, Engineering and Medicine and Health. The IAA panel also includes external (non-academic) representation from leading professionals in the region working within the voluntary, public and business sectors who are sympathetic to the aims of embedding research evidence in policy and practice and fostering stronger links between the academic sectors and those working in professional services and policy delivery.

The panel meets four times a year. Panel members are sent applications to consider two weeks before panel meetings, which are held online. If a panel member is unable to attend a given meeting we are able to include your comments in panel deliberations if written comments are sent in advance.

If you would be interested in becoming an IAA Panel Representative please email Cheryl Harris (LSSI Institute Manager or Professor Louise Waite (LSSI Director to discuss further.

Jo Cutter

Lecturer in Work and Employment Relations

Mike Eakins

Acting Head of Intelligence and Policy

Nick Garrett

Consultant, Whole Systems Partnerships

Cheryl Harris

LSSI Manager

Ben Hepworth

Ministry of Justice

Dr Lena J. Jaspersen

University Academic Fellow in Innovation Management

Juliet Jopson

Policy Officer, Policy Leeds

Shahed Molvi

Grant Manager, Leeds Community Foundation

Conor O'Reilly

Professor in Transnational Crime and Security

Ruth Rayner

Translational Research Portfolio Manager

Alexa Ruppertsberg

Head of Public Engagement with Research

Professor Gehan Selim

LSSI Deputy Director

Professor Matthew Treherne

Professor of Italian Literature

Professor Louise Waite

LSSI Director