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UK Community Partner Network

Who’s involved?


Membership of the UK Community Partner Network is open to any individual community member or academic, aligned to a community based organisation or university, in agreement with the network’s mission and prepared to help advance its aims and objectives:

  • Could you help us to co-ordinate and produce resources that support community partners to navigate the terrain?
  • Are you interested in influencing Higher Education policy and practice to fully appreciate the value of community partner involvement?

Then join us by joining the Community Partner jisc email list. You can join by sending an email to

Subject: BLANK

Message: SUBSCRIBE COMMUNITYNET Firstname Lastname

Community Partner working group

A small working group of community partners and public engagement organisations have been key to getting the UK Community Partner Network up and running.

Academic planning group

  • Angie Hart, University of Brighton (Principal Investigator)
  • Sarah Banks, Durham University
  • Jenni Chambers, Higher Education Funding Council England  
  • Andrew Church, University of Brighton
  • Kate Pahl, Sheffield University
  • Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor, University of Lincoln
  • Niamh Moore, University of Manchester
  • Marcella Sutcliffe, Cambridge University
  • Jenny Pearce, University of Bristol
  • Hannah McPherson, University of Brighton
  • Paul Ward, University of Huddersfield

International partners

  • Sarena Seifer, US CCPH
  • Ann-Gel Palermo, Harlem Community & Academic Partnership, Inc. NY
  • Pauline O'Loughli, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Lorraine McIlrath, NUI Galway
  • Lalitha Vasudevan, Columbia University, NY
  • Kathleen Gallagher, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
  • Elinor Brunnberg, Mälardalen University Sweden


The project that helped us to kick-start the UK Community Partner Network has been funded through the Connected Communities Programme and led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Programme is a cross-Research Council research initiative to support research that seeks to understand the changing nature of communities and community values, in their historical and cultural contexts and the role (positive and negative) of communities in sustaining and enhancing our quality of life. 

Contact us

For more information about the project, please contact Kim Aumann or Sophie Duncan.