Jorum Steering Group

Members of the Jorum Steering Group

Anthony Beal, Jisc Account Manager for Digital Resources, Northern England

Siobhán Burke, OER Service Manager, Jisc

Lorna Campbell, Assistant Director, CETIS

Sharon Cook, Jisc Account Manager for Digital Resources, Wales

Antonio Martinez-Arboleda (Chair), Principal Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds

Penny Robertson, Jisc Account Manager for Digital Resources, Scotland

Ben Ryan, Jorum Technical Manager, Jisc

Nick Sheppard, Repository Development Officer, Leeds Beckett University

Gwen Van Der Velden, Director of Learning and Teaching Enhancement, University of Bath

Louise Walmsley, Director of Teaching and Learning Support, University of Manchester

Joe Wilson, CEO, College Development Network, Scotland


Thanks to past Jorum Steering Group members:

Simon Bains, Head of Research and Learning Support and Deputy Librarian, The University of Manchester Library

Doug Belshaw, Researcher/Analyst, JISC infoNet

Susanne Boyle, Fomer Head of Learning, Teaching and Professional Skills & Director of Jorum, Jisc

Rachel Bruce, Senior Responsible Officer for Jorum, Jisc

Luís Carrasqueiro, Chief Executive, British Universities Film & Video Council

Jackie Carter, former Jorum Director, Mimas

Margaret Coutts (former Chair), independent, formerly University of Leeds Librarian

Sarah Currier, Jorum Service Manager, Mimas

Jean Downey, Head of Online Services, The Higher Education Academy

Stephen Gomez, Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)

Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus and ISC Community Engagement Manager, UKOLN

Hetesh Morar, Jisc Services Manager for Jorum, Jisc

Lis Parcell, Senior E-learning Advisor/Cynghorydd E-ddysgu Uwch, Jisc RSC Wales/Cymru

Laura Skilton, Jorum Business Development Manager, Mimas

Bob Strunz, Chief Technical Architect, National Digital Learning Resources

Amber Thomas, Jisc Programme Officer for Jorum, Jisc


Terms of Reference

Members of the Jorum Steering Group will:

  • Provide strategic input to Jorum and Jisc and contributing ideas for future work.
  • Act as critical friend to Jorum with respect to grassroots perspectives, market intelligence and user feedback.
  • Identify and help to build partnerships.
  • Act as advocates of Jorum in their own areas of work and at conferences and events they attend.
  • Advise on development and planning work, making recommendations, and informing prioritisation.
  • Assist the Jisc Programme Manager and Jisc Senior Responsible Officer in overseeing the work of the Jorum team.
  • Assist Jisc in monitoring progress of service provision

The Steering Group will meet 2 to 3 times a year. Members may also be required to provide feedback and steer via email and telephone between meetings.


Membership is drawn from the staff at HE and FE institutions, HE Academy, Scottish Qualifications Authority, CETIS as well as other members of Jisc including the Jorum team.