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Meet the team

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Kirsty McLaren

Communications & Community Co-Chair

Kirsty hails from the North East of England and identifies as gay. Kirsty works in Widening Participation to empower underrepresented learners to access and succeed in higher education, which includes LGBTQ+ learners. The Proudly King’s Network has shaped Kirsty’s experience at King’s, so they are looking forward to giving back and making us a more LGBTQ+ inclusive institution. Outside of King’s Kirsty is an alum of the Stonewall Young Leader Programme, enjoys walking their dog Bobby the Whippet, cooking and binging documentaries on Netflix.

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LC

Committee Member

LC works in the Library at King’s, having started as a student. Their job involves helping students, staff and NHS partner trust staff make the most of our fantastic Libraries & Collections! LC hopes to raise awareness of asexuality and intersectionality through their position on the committee, as well as keeping you up to date with the latest news via our social media channels. Outside of work, LC enjoys ballet and rock climbing.

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Jack Poole

Co-Executive Chair

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Paul Webb

Committee Member

Paul works in the Widening Participation team to redress inequality in higher education. He works mainly with Key Stage 3 students from local schools, and their parents. Paul identifies as gay and joined the Proudly King’s Network help make King’s a place where all members of the LGBTQI+ can thrive. Outside of King’s, Paul likes to read, write and run. When he’s not doing any of those things, he’s drinking wine.

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Rosanna Ayton

Committee Member

Rosanna works in Student Success, developing strategy, policies and interventions to support students to positively transition in, through and out of university. Rosanna is joining Proudly King’s as an ally, keen to ensure that LGBTQ+ identities, voices and experiences are included in strategy, planning and policy at King’s. Outside of work she runs her dog’s Instagram account and is obsessed with interior design.

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Charlotte (temporarily on leave)

Co-Executive Chair

We're sending all our love to Charlotte as she recovers from an injury!

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Dan Cornwell

Committee Member

Dan identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. They work as a Lecturer in Chemistry Education, where alongside the day-to-day delivery of lectures and labs, develops creative and innovative teaching methods to better engage our students. Dan joined the committee to help develop the LGBTQ+ community at King’s, particularly through planning social events, and also to increase awareness and action on issues faced by trans and non-binary members of staff.

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Sean Tillman

Committee Member

Sean was born and raised in Sunny California, not far from San Francisco. He has lived in London for 4 years and has also lived in Paris, Berlin, and Melbourne. Sean works in Student Experience at the IoPPN. He works in Student Experience, because he likes to amplify the student voice, to make sure they are heard and enjoy their time whilst at University. Sean identifies as gay and joined the Proudly King’s committee to bring a voice to the table from those at the Denmark Hill campus. Separately from King’s, Sean teaches Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and is a Life Coach. He enjoys playing touch Rugby with friends, binge watching far too many tv shows, and spending time with his fiancé and labradoodle named Beau.

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