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Trustees

ASET is governed as a charity by a Board of Trustees, and our Trustees contribute to the running of our organisation by being members of our Executive Committee.

Our constitution allows our Executive Committee to have up to fifteen members who may be Trustees or co-opted individuals, and the Committee is also open to our President and the Chief Operations Officer in an ‘ex-officio’ capacity.

Francesca Walker-Martin

Chair

Fran is a Reader in Work Based Learning in the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise at UCLan, teaching a range of students from undergraduate to post-graduate.

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Lou Taylor-Murison

Vice Chair

Lou is the Head of Apprenticeships & Experiential Learning at Keele University. She leads on Apprenticeships at Keele and is developing placement and work-based learning as a broader experiential learning offer.

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Andy Dodge

Treasurer

Andy is the Employability and Placements Manager for the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, where he has championed the concept of placement and WBL across the University.

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Laura Bielby

Laura works at Leeds Beckett University as the Student Opportunity and Experiential Learning Manager. Laura co-leads the Conference Planning Group and is a member of the Membership and Communication Working Group.

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Dr. Laura Bradley-McCauley

Laura is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Ulster University. She has undertaken numerous employability leadership, teaching and research roles. She leads on funded multi-national employability projects. 

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Dr. Helen Hooper

In her academic role, Helen develops resources to promote Diversity and Inclusion, identifying barriers to engagement in placement and work-related learning, and brings this expertise to the board of Trustees.

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Seamus McConomy

Seamus is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Work Experience and Internships Manager in Employability & Careers at Ulster University, which has developed one of the largest Work-Based and Placement Learning (WBPL) programmes in the UK.

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Vicki O’Brien

Vicki is a Lecturer in Digital Marketing for the Digital Marketeer Degree Apprenticeship within Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise at the University of Central Lancashire.

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Dr. Catherine Teehan

Catherine is lecturer in Computer Science at Cardiff University and Deputy Director of Collaborative Learning with Industry as well as Placement and Employability Lead for the School of Computer Science and Informatics.

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Professor Lisa Taylor

Lisa is Professor of Employability and Learning Innovation and Associate Dean for Employability – leading employability for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of East Anglia.

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Sam McKinstrie

Sam is the Placement Development Lead and Graduate Apprenticeship Mentor Consultant at Robert Gordon University’s Centre for Employability and Community Engagement, supporting students, schools, and organisations in delivering work-based learning programmes.

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