Staff at the Centre


Head of the AIU Centre and Trust: Dr Safina Islam

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.

Catherine Millan: Widening Participation Coordinator

Collections Access Officer (currently vacant)

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.