Early Career Researcher Network: meet the team

Peris Thuo, Deputy Head of the ECR Network

Peris Thuo, Deputy Head of the ECR Network

Peris is responsible for the delivery and management of the ECR Network.

Before joining the British Academy, she worked in the global health sector, administering and managing grants between international health partnerships in a charity.

Peris has an LLM in Human Rights Law from Birkbeck, University of London and a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Politics from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Charlotte Scott, ECR Network Membership Officer

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Charlotte oversees the ECR Network membership in her role as the Membership Officer. She has been working on the ECR Network for almost 3 years and follows ECRs' journeys from the moment they register to join the Network, through to the activities which they participate and engage in.

As well as monitoring engagement levels and analysing membership demographics, Charlotte leads on the online community platform, keeping members informed and up to date with the latest Network activities.

Charlotte has previously worked as a Research Assistant and has a BA (Hons) in Media & Communications from the University of West London.

Paula Back, ECR Network Officer

Paula provides support in the day-to-day operations of the Network and leads on the London Cluster.

Before joining the Academy, Paula completed her studies at the University of Edinburgh, where she obtained an MA (Hons) in French and History. Paula has experience volunteering and working for charities, and has received an Edinburgh Award for her independent digital volunteering research project with Wikipedia.

Paula is the regional officer for London, South East of England and East of England, acting as the primary point of contact providing lead support for the region at the Academy.

Isis Menteth-Wheelwright, ECR Network Officer

Isis is responsible for the administrative organisation of the ECR Network. She also supports the organisation and oversight of Network events and activities relevant to ECRs.

Before joining the Academy, Isis worked as a Research Assistant and a Research Degree's Administrator. In her spare time she works as a freelance writer and zine curator.

Isis recently completed an MA in Sociology from Concordia University in addition to obtaining a First Class BA (Hons) from the University of Manchester in Politics and Modern History.

Isis is the regional officer for Midlands and Mid-Wales, South West and South Wales and the North West and North Wales, acting as the primary point of contact providing lead support for the region at the Academy.

Anastasia Shanaah, ECR Network Officer

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Anastasia has recently joined the Academy to support the day-to-day operation of the Network with a particular focus on the Scotland cluster. Additionally, she is tasked with overseeing the forthcoming launch of two more clusters: North East and Northern Ireland, as well as Yorkshire and Humber.

Before relocating to the UK, Anastasia cultivated a diverse professional background, having lived and worked in various countries across the globe. She holds an MA in Art History from Aarhus University, Denmark, and SOAS, University of London, and is currently completing her PhD in Art History at Aarhus University.

Anastasia is the regional officer for Scotland, North East and Northern Ireland and Yorkshire and the Humber, acting as the primary point of contact providing lead support for the region at the Academy.

Eimir Kelly, ECR Network Assistant

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Eimir has joined the team as the network assistant, helping support the day-to-day operations, delivery, and management of the ECRN. She is also the first point of contact for all internal and external members of the Network.

Before joining the Academy, Eimir completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds in International History and Politics (BA). She also has experience in volunteering and multiple public policy-related work experiences.

Contact us

If you would like to get in touch, please contact the team on [email protected]

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