SESAME was created in 2014 and one of its key aims is to support joint working between life sciences, social sciences and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). Its research policy and practice aligns fully with university research governance. Being formally recognised as a centre denotes that a grouping of research has a level of coherence, quality and external profile.
The SESAME Steering Group is made up of senior academics with long-standing experience in relevant subject areas, alongside mid-career researchers (MCR) and early-career researchers (ECR) representatives, with cognisance of the principles underpinning the Athena SWAN initiative. The Steering Group reports to the relevant School Research Committees.
Professor Jo Doust
Dr Peter Watt
Dr Nick Webborn
Dr Nick Smeeton
Dr Louisa Beale
Mr Mark Hayes
The Steering Group reports to the School’s Research Committee.
Administrative and Technical Support Staff
The financial and technical management of projects and collaborations with industry are supported by a dedicated liaison officer, three part-time administrators and a dedicated technician/research fellow.
The liaison officer reports and supports the activities of the director and the steering group with one administrator allocated to support the activities of each of the three research area champions and a dedicated research fellow/technician whose role is to oversee the SESAME laboratories including equipment maintenance, placing of orders, training/induction, health and safety regulations and industrial research contracts.