Meet the team

Philip Dent

Philip Dent, SCiP Alliance Director

Phil worked as a teacher, led a multi-agency, multi-phase partnership as Director for Aimhigher Coventry and Warwickshire and co-founded The Progression Trust, a social enterprise working to improve lifelong progression for children, young people and adults.

Phil is Head of Community Engagement, Social Justice and Impact at University of Winchester, leading innovative programmes and approaches combining research and community impact outcomes, focused on progression for under-represented and disadvantaged groups.


Katherine Lawrence

Katherine Lawrence, SCiP Alliance Manager

Kath has worked in education for over 10 years. She has delivered a range of activities for schools and colleges and developed the University of Winchester's outreach programme for Service children in Hampshire. She recently managed the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers.


Dr Judith Mc Cullouch

Dr Judith McCullouch, Principal Investigator

Director of Post Graduate Research Students, University of Winchester

Judith, herself an RAF veteran and parent, has expertise in mathematics education and HE quality assurance.  She has been a Programme Leader and Head of Department in the university's Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care before specialising in research.


Dr Michael Hall

Dr Michael Hall, Research Development Officer

Michael trained as a secondary science teacher and has worked as a policy adviser and researcher for the construction and manufacturing industries, campaigning on issues such as skills, procurement and infrastructure investment.  He has recently completed a PhD focused on a reconceptualisation of the notion of graduate employability and lectures part-time on the Education Studies programme. Michael lives in Basingstoke and is a governor of his local infant school.


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