Committee and Representatives

The committee is here to ensure that your experience as a Postdoc / Early Career Researcher is as rewarding as possible.

Postdoctoral / Early Career Researcher Academic Committee


  • Lesley Bodenham  - Project Manager
  • Marie Garnett - Life Sciences Training and Development Manager
  • Vince O'Grady - People and Organisational Development
  • Jackie Hawkins - Senior Research facilitator   
  • Dr Peter Noy - Research Facilitator
  • Jennifer Thomson - PERCAT Officer, LES/EPS

Postdoctoral / Early Career Researcher Postdoc Representatives

A message from Louisa Jeffery...

LouisaJeffery-Cropped-130x178Dear Postdocs and Early Career Researchers,

I have been a member of the School of Immunity and Infection postdoctoral community since January 2011 and prior to becoming a postdoc in the school I completed my PhD here under the supervision of Professor David Sansom and Dr Karim Raza. These past four years have enabled me to gain an understanding of the School, including its organisation and areas of research. Throughout this time I have represented the School in a number of events, speaking at several national and international conferences and at the SET for Britain poster conference held at the Houses of Parliament. In addition I have assisted with Arthritis Research UK fundraising projects at the university, speaking to potential sponsors about our research. These events have led to £90,000 being donated so far. Lastly, I also contribute to teaching within the College, facilitating in medical student tutorials and supervising project students. I consider myself to be approachable, attentive, and truly interested in the needs of others. Therefore, please feel able to approach me at any time for advice or with suggestions of ways to improve the postdoctoral/ early career researcher training programme or facilities. (

A message from Bai Li...

bai-li-picDear Postdocs and Early Career Researchers,

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the School of Health and Population Sciences. My primary research interests include societal/environmental determinants and prevention of childhood obesity and other preventable chronic diseases.

I am also a founder member of the International Social Marketing Association. She is also the Head of International Communication and Collaboration for the College of Design, Guangxi Arts University, China. Outside of academic life, I am an artist and musician. I have  won international gold/silver/bronze prizes for drawing, singing and music recital and has exhibited my art work (some permanently) in over 9 countries including the UK, US, Japan, Russia, Norway, Mongolia and China (mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan).  You can contact me on