Your Maia committee

The Maia committee was established to steer the agenda for a dynamic Women’s Network at Loughborough University.

The various positions cover leadership, operations and development, engagement and communications, as well as nominated champions for Schools, Professional Services and our London campus.

If you have any suggestions for how we could enhance the network, or are interested in volunteering with Maia to support our activities, we would love to hear from you by emailing

Abby Davis

Abby Davis (she/her)

Co-Chair (Academic)

Senior Research Fellow and Associate Director, Centre for Research in Social Policy (SSH)

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Connect with Abby on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Jenna Townend

Jenna Townend (she/her)

Co-Chair (Professional Services)

Research Policy and Researcher Development Manager 

"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Connect with Jenna on Twitter

Kate Clift

Kate Clift (she/her)

Operations and Development Lead

Research Development Manager - Research and Enterprise Office

"Storms make trees take deeper roots." - Dolly Parton

Connect with Kate on LinkedIn

Soph Dinnie

Soph Dinnie (she/her)

Engagement and Communications Lead

Internal Communications Officer

"Never be so polite, you forget your power." - Taylor Swift

Connect with Soph on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Hannah Billington

Hannah Billington (she/her)

Engagement and Communications Lead

Social Media and Digital Engagement Co-ordinator 

"Your smile is a reason for many others to smile."

Connect with Hannah on Twitter or LinkedIn

Abbie Coburn

Abbie Coburn (she/her)

Events Lead

Graduate Management Trainee

"Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that is the one that is going to help you grow."

Connect with Abbie on LinkedIn

Tendai Dube

Tendai Dube (she/her)

Professional Services Champion

E-Learning Technology Specialist (Research) in Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

"All things work together for good."

Connect with Tendai on LinkedIn

Ammarah Nagra

Ammarah Nagra (she/her)

Professional Services Champion

HR Officer – Workforce Information Team

"Treat people how you would like to be treated."

Connect with Ammarah on LinkedIn

Gemma Witcomb

Gemma Witcomb (she/her)

Academic Champion

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

"Eat it. Drink it. Do it."

Connect with Gemma on Twitter and LinkedIn

Meredith Coney

Meredith Coney (they/them)

Advocacy and Allyship Champion

Learning and Teaching Manager for School of Science

"It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it." - Terry Pratchett.

Connect with Meredith on LinkedIn

Emily Hansell

Emily Hansell (she/her)

Advocacy and Allyship Champion

PGTA in Strength & Conditioning and Exercise Physiology

"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

Connect with Emily on Twitter and LinkedIn

Fehmidah Munir

Fehmidah Munir (she/her)

Academic Champion

Professor of Health Psychology


Claire Jagger

Claire Jagger (she/her)

Professional Services Champion

Learning and Development Projects Lead