Research Impact on Society – Research Impact Advisory Group

In the Autumn of 2020, an advisory group of civic and faith-based organisations was founded to help develop ways in which the results of the Department’s academic research can be made more directly beneficial to contemporary society. Fifteen experienced stakeholders, representing a variety of organisations dedicated to improving aspects of civic and religious life, advise the Department as members of the Research Impact Advisory Group.

We can draw upon the support of the following members of this group

  • Mohammed Amin, MBE, Co-Chair, Muslim-Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester
  • The Venerable Dr John Applegate, former Principal, Emmanuel Theological College
  • Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen, Principal Rabbi, Manchester Reform Synagogue, trustee, Tzelem and co-chair, Greater Manchester Citizens
  • Natalie Collins, Women’s Liberation Collective
  • The Reverend Ben Edson, Director of St Peter’s House Chaplaincy, Manchester University
  • Peter Fahy, Chair of Trustees, We Stand Together, and former Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police
  • Rosemary Hack, Director, Press Red
  • Canon Dr David Holgate, Canon for Theology and Mission at Manchester Cathedral
  • Jeremy Michelson, Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester and Region
  • Dr Peter Rae, Vice Principal and Academic Dean, Nazarene Theological College
  • Gareth Redston, interim CEO, Manchester Jewish Museum
  • The Reverend Graham Sparkes, Luther King Centre for Theology and Ministry
  • The Reverend Dr Andrew Stobart, Head of Academic Strategy and Innovation, Cliff College
  • Annalisa Toccara, Head of Campaigns, Policy and Communications, Press Red
  • The Right Reverend Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester