Regional Networks

Connecting HE professionals is at the core of AHEP. To support, develop and empower our members, we’ve established a dynamic system of Regional Networks, designed to create vibrant communities within your geographic area.

Connecting Professionals, Building Bridges:

Our membership spans across regions, each with its own unique challenges, opportunities, and perspectives. The AHEP Regional Networks are here to connect you with professionals just like you, working in the same higher education ecosystem. By working with your local network, you’re not only strengthening your professional connections but also sharing your experiences, insights, and best practices, fostering an environment of mutual growth and continuous improvement.

Collaborate and Innovate:

Whether you’re looking to brainstorm ideas, seek advice, or embark on joint projects, our regional networks provide the perfect community for cross-institution collaboration. Tap into the collective expertise of your peers to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of higher education.

Network and Communicate:

Networking is a cornerstone of professional growth. Through our Regional Networks, you can engage with like-minded professionals who share your passion for advancing higher education. Attend meet-ups, webinars, and conferences designed specifically for your region. Forge lasting connections, share your insights, and learn from others’ experiences.

Building a Stronger Community:

One of the core missions of AHEP Regional Networks is to foster a sense of community within your region. By connecting with local professionals, you can engage in meaningful discussions and address challenges unique to your area.

Get involved with AHEP’s Regional Networks and be part of a diverse community that thrives on collaboration, communication, and shared best practice. Together, we can shape the future of higher education and elevate our professionals to new heights. Your journey begins by connecting with your local network coordinators today.

Your Regional Network Coordinators:


  • Andrew Unwin – University of Edinburgh
  • Martina Leo – University of Edinburgh

Yorkshire and North East

  • Susan Sheehan-Watson – Newcastle University

North Wales and North West

  • We have a vacancy for the Network Coordinator role in this region, if you wish to express your interest in this voluntary position, please email


  • We have a vacancy for the Network Coordinator role in Ireland, if you wish to express your interest in this voluntary position, please email


  • Nick Allen – University of Northampton
  • Sandra Mienczakowski – University of Nottingham

South Wales and South West

  • Lorraine Ball – Cardiff University
  • Sally Lewis – University of Bath
  • Melissa Mulhall – Bath Spa University

Anglia and London

  • Lewina Coote – London School of Economics
  • Merlin Harries – Guild Hall School of Music and Drama
  • Edmund Hayes – New City College
  • Katy McGowan – London College of Contemporary Arts


  • Nikki Sowerby – University of Portsmouth
  • Mita Mondal – University of Kent

Not yet a member of AHEP?

If you are not yet a member of AHEP, explore our membership and register today.

Have a question about Regional Network Coordinators?

If you would like to get in touch with your network coordinator, contact and we will be happy to make an introduction.