Dr Maya Parmar (The Open University) has returned from maternity leave to resume her work supporting dissemination for public engagement and impact on the READ-IT project. She will be working part-time (1 day per week until 31.05.2020; 1.5 days per week from 01.06.2020). Dr Parmar has widespread experience of supporting public engagement in previous projects at The Open University, including on the At the Heart of the Nation: India in Britain project, Beyond the Frame: Indian-British Connections and on the Reading Communities: Connecting the Past and Present project.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Sally Blackburn-Daniels, who took on the dissemination and public engagement role from 1.09.2019 to 30.04.2020. Dr Blackburn-Daniels is continuing at The Open University as Impact Consultant in the department of English & Creative Writing.