Meet the team
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.
Lily-Rose works as a Widening Participation Officer in KCLWP, working on the flagship outreach programme K+. They identify as bisexual, queer and non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. They enjoy running, hyperpop, disco, skincare, cooking and defending that fashion is in fact a hobby.
Mark Tricklebank worked as a Psychopharmacologist in the drug industry before returning to academic research as a wonderful rebirth. Mark says he is "old enough to remember what LGBTQ+ life was like prior to the change in legislation" and feels he should do everything he can to cement and embed the revolution in attitude into all aspects of our lives until we get to the point when we no longer have to ask carefully whether we mind being publically associated with LGBTQ+ community.
Campaigns & Strategy Chair
Being on the committee has been a fantastic experience for Chenée and she looks forward to contributing as Campaigns & Strategy Chair this year. Chenée identifies as queer but has called herself bisexual and pansexual too. Chenée is passionate about inclusive education and thinks by contributing to an inclusive place for staff we create inclusive spaces for students. Chenée says she has been able to meet loads of amazing people who she wouldn't have known had she not been involved, and she look forward to meeting you this year.
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 is a diehard Harry Potter fan, and enjoys ballet and rock climbing.
India is a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and they were previously a committee member of Proudly King’s for two years. Within D&I, India's focus is on disability inclusion, policy, training and communities and networks. Outside of work, India is a DJ and producer and has a great cat.
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.
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.