Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre


Staff at the Centre

Jackie Ould: Director

Jackie became Director in May 2013, having worked as the Education Outreach Coordinator for the Education Trust since 1999. With a background in teaching, Jackie's specialist area is anti-racist education in schools. She provides support for teachers and leads on our outreach activity through the Trust. Jackie represents the Centre and Trust on the University's Community Engagement Advisory Group, and the Archives+ Steering Group.

Claire Fox: Academic Director

Claire is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Manchester and joined the Centre as Academic Director in Summer 2016.

Laura Briggs: Library Manager

Laura joined the Centre in September 2017. She has a background in heritage interpretation, collection management and curatorial work. Laura is at the Centre three days a week, focussing on development of the library and archive collections. She also works for the University of Manchester Library.

Ruth Tait: Senior Library Assistant

Ruth has worked at the Centre since November 2005. Her role involves ensuring the accessibility of library material by cataloguing, shelving and archiving information. With her extensive knowledge of the library and archives she is able to help users make the most of the Centre’s wide range of resources.

Catherine Millan: Widening Participation Coordinator

Hannah Niblett: Collections Access Officer

Hannah joined the Centre in June 2013 after working at the Whitworth Art Gallery and the School of Education. She is responsible for promoting and improving access to our library and archive collections, with a particular focus on academic and university audiences.

Carly Morel: Collections Documentation Assistant

Carly has worked at the Centre since 2016, alongside with her position at the University of Manchester Library. With a background in Special Collections metadata, archives and library systems, she deals with archival processes, cataloguing, documentation, digital preservation, and metadata.

Jean Smith: Cataloguer

Jean works with us two days a week, alongside her role at the University of Manchester Library.

Rebecca Kaur: Research Associate

Becki has research interests in violence against women and girls, domestic abuse, and ‘honour’-based violence (HBV). She has recently submitted her PhD thesis, which explores how social work practitioners perceive, understand, and address HBV. She is working with us and local community groups to develop HBV-related resources for our library.

Alison Newby: Honorary Research Associate

Alison has been involved with the Centre since 2013. She researches public and academic engagement-orientated stories that start with the collection and contributes to our blog. She is also a qualified coach at the University of Manchester working with Staff Learning & Development.

We work closely with our Education Trust colleagues.