Meet The Committee

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Gemma Proudley

Co-Chair
Institution: University of the Arts London

Profile:
I have been working in the International Education field for the past nine years and am currently International Partnerships Development Manager at UAL. Previously I established London South Bank University’s Study Abroad and Exchange programmes to give students the opportunity to enhance their studies and career prospects with international study and internship experiences and have worked with LSBU's TNE partners to increase their internationalisation agenda through innovative mobility opportunities.
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Rich Dunning

Co-Chair
Institution: University of Liverpool

Profile: Following my own mobility experience in Rio de Janeiro during my undergraduate studies, I've been working in the field of Study Abroad for over 11 years. I started in outbound student administration before moving to a management role covering, amongst other things, operations, marketing and partner relations. During my time at Liverpool I have helped to devise and launch a number of new study abroad opportunities.
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Paulina Swann

Vice Chair
Institution: Nottingham Trent University

Profile: I am the International Mobility Manager at the Nottingham Trent University and have been working in International Education field for the past nine years. In my role I lead on management and development of student mobility programmes at NTU. I am a co-chair of Study Abroad Forum, I manage a large scale Global Opportunities Showcase and also oversee the University’s relationship with the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). I am passionate about the internationalisation, intercultural communication and I enjoy working with international students.
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Rohan McCarthy-Gill

Treasurer
Institution: University of Sussex

Profile: I am the Head of Global Mobility at the University of Sussex, and have been working in international and higher education for 21 years in British and Australian universities. Primarily, I’ve spent most of my career so far managing study abroad and international student recruitment teams, though I’ve also been involved in student services and advising, transnational education and residential housing. My interest in study abroad started when I studied abroad myself during my university degree, undertaking an immersive Arabic language semester in Kuwait City.
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Andrew Walker

Events Officer
Institution: Manchester Alliance Business School

Profile: I am an International Exchange Officer and commenced a short term contract at Alliance MBS in the summer of 2011. I was soon annexed by AMBS International Team in early 2012 and only allowed to leave for: BUTEX Symposiums/Conferences, EAIE, Terra Dotta: Kentucky NAFSA: Colorado, LA, Philadelphia and the odd Pastoral & Partner visit. Alliance MBS have around 60 undergraduate and postgraduate exchange partnerships across the globe.
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Gemma Roberts

Marketing and Communications Officer
Institution: University of Southampton

Profile: After completing my Undergraduate degree at the University of Southampton, I have been working there for nearly 6 years now. I have been working in the International Office for nearly 4 years with the last 2 being in the Study Abroad and Exchange Team. I started as the co-ordinator for outbound activity and I am now the Study Abroad and Exchanges Manager at the University of Southampton, in charge of overseeing and developing all study abroad activities.
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Conference Officer
Institution: University of York

Profile: Owing to staff changes, the Committee will be working with several colleagues from the University of York Study Abroad Team to deliver the 2022 Conference and so there will be no formal Conference Officer.
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Maggie Wootton

Summer Forum Officer
Institution: University of Birmingham

Profile:
I am an experienced university officer with a strong international outlook. I have project managed the establishment of a joint institute in China, an international college in the West Midlands region, and an international summer school for students from across the globe. Currently, I support student and staff mobility, including funding opportunities such as Erasmus+.
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Inez Janna Summers

Co-opted Committee Member
Institution: University of Salford

Profile: I have lived, worked and/or studied in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Australia and joined the University of Salford in May 2018 where I manage inbound and outbound exchanges (International Exchange, Erasmus+ and Study Abroad) as well as Internationalisation at Home activities.
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Alice McLuckie

Co-opted Committee Member
Institution: University of Hull

Profile: I have been working as a Global Programmes Officer at York for the last five years. I have worked on worldwide student exchange, as well as managing and taking students out on our short summer study programmes, the International Study Centres. For the past year I have been working primarily on summer options, including study, volunteering and international internships.
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Colette McGowan

Co-opted Committee Member (Inbound Forum)
Institution: University of Glasgow

Profile: I have worked in the field of international education for around 25 years, initially beginning my career at the University of Abertay where I worked for 2 years as International Recruitment Officer. I joined the University of Glasgow in 1998 to work as the incoming study abroad officer and following some years in that post, progressed to managing the inbound and outbound exchange programme. I moved into my current role as Study Abroad Partnerships Manager in 2019 focussing on development, recruitment, agreements and partnership liaison.