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.

Library Manager: Laura Briggs

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

Julie Devonald: Project Manager (1 day a week)

Julie is a qualified librarian and worked at the Resource Centre from 1999 until summer 2017 as projects and library manager. She now works one day a week managing Resource Centre finance and policy, alongside other roles as a counsellor and lecturer.

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.

We work closely with our Education Trust colleagues.