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I joined the University in 1994 as Research Secretary for the School of Human and Health Sciences. In 1997 I took up the role of Research Assistant in the Centre for Applied Childhood Studies (now the Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research). This role has several strands: journal administration; manuscript work; event organisation; and publicity/PR in relation to research projects. I have acted as Administrator to a number of academic refereed journals, including: Journal of Sexual Aggression, Critical Social Policy, Children & Society, and The British Journal of Social Work, liaising with editors, authors and editorial board members.
I have collaborated with academic colleagues in the production of manuscripts for publication, for example - proofreading, editing and rendering into house style for a number of publishing houses. I have organised programmes of research seminars, visiting lecturers’ events, book launches, away days, PhD students’ induction and progression events. I have designed posters for research project publicity, photographed research events for publicity and archival purposes, and have liaised with international research partners. I took a lead role in the design and development of the website for the School’s flagship EU-funded project - COPING.
In 2005 I completed a BA (Hons) History (First Class) and an MA History in 2008, both awarded by the University of Huddersfield.
Gavin, H., Ward, S. and Hanson, S. (2017) Celebrating the work of PGRs in Human and Health Sciences . : University of Huddersfield Press. ISBN 978-1-86218-146-5