Claire Taylor - Helen Carlin - Billy Mitchell

Making an Impact 2021 Special #1: How to develop and strengthen international partnerships in a world with less travel?

In this podcast we chat with our guests about how to keep global connections in a world with less travel and how virtual and hybrid techniques can support international collaboration.


Helen Carlin (above left) is International Partnerships Manager at the University of Liverpool, leading on partnerships in India and the Americas. She leads on UoL’s institutional partnerships with the University of Georgia in the US. Previously she was the Chief Operating Officer for a DFID funded Consortium on Health Systems Research in Post Conflict States at LSTM, where she also managed EC funded research consortia on the health workforce in African states. She has held public health research management roles at the former North West Public Health Observatory and in the NHS, evaluating community based public health interventions and managing population surveys.

Dr Billy Mitchell (above middle) joined the University of Liverpool in 2016 and leads on support for global challenges research and international partnerships. He has presented at INORMS 2018, ARMA 2017, and Auril (Association for University Research and Industry Links) 2017. He was Director of International at the University of Bradford and led on partnerships at the University of Warwick. He was Director of Education, British Council China and has advised on trans-national education in: Singapore, Cuba, Serbia, Trinidad & Tobago, the Palestinian Territories, Sri Lanka, and Romania. William lectured at Manchester Metropolitan University researching virtual education environments and ethnographic approaches to system design.

Prof Claire Taylor (above right) is Gilmour Chair of Spanish and Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Liverpool. She is a specialist in Latin American culture, with a particular interest in two main areas: literary and cultural genres being developed online by Latin(o) Americans; and memory studies, memory practices and transitional justice contexts in Latin America, especially Colombia. She is currently working on an AHRC-funded project focusing on memory, victims and representation of the Colombian conflict, and has a further two GCRF-funded grants arising from this main project, the first of which is working on the development of community archives of human rights and historical memory, and the second of which is developing museum materials to engage visitors with human rights.

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