Dr Debra Croft
Director of Equality &
BSc, MSc, PhD
Debra is responsible for Equality across the University – and manages the Centre. She works on Widening Access projects and is the point of contact at the University for those from a care, young carer or ‘estranged’ background.
Dr Debra Croft was Projects’ Co-ordinator for the Centre 2007-2011, before taking over the Manager role. She has a BSc (I, Hons) from University of London (Royal Holloway) in Geology / Environmental Science, an MSc (dist) in Mining Geology (Exeter) and a PhD in Forensic Geoscience (London, 2003).
Debra has also completed a post graduate certificate, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, with the Open University, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is currently studying maths part-time as a hobby.
Science Workshop Facilitator
Rachel is responsible for delivering Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Spectroscopy in a suitcase’ workshops to schools within the area. This allows pupils to gain hands on experience of using infra-red and UV/Vis spectrophotometers which are not normally available in schools. She has also delivered the analytical chemistry module for our Summer University.
Rachel has a BSc in Molecular biology (I,Hons) from Cardiff University and completed her PGDE in ‘Biology with Balanced science’ with Aberystwyth University in 2010. In addition to her role at Aberystwyth University, Rachel also teaches in a local secondary school.
CWPSI works closely with Schools & Colleges Liaison
Widening Access Project Co-Ordinator
BScEcon (Hons), MSc
Hannah works for the Centre in the role of Widening Access Project Co-Ordinator, and is responsible for managing projects such as Options Explorer and Summer University, as well as other shorter term projects.
Hannah began working for the Centre as a student in 2009, before becoming Centre Administrator and subsequently Schools Outreach Tutor after graduating.
She left CWPSI in 2013 to work as International Exchanges Officer in the Study Abroad Office, but rejoined the team in 2015 as Schools Widening Access Outreach Tutor. She has since taken over the role of Widening Access Project Co-Ordinator.
Hannah graduated from Aberystwyth University with a BScEcon (I, Hons) in International Politics/Intelligence Studies in 2011, and graduated in 2013 with an MSc (Merit) in Glaciology.