While studying for a Biology degree at the University of Exeter, Meliita realised that she was more interested in human physiology than plants and bugs, so opted to complete her dissertation in the School of Sport and Health Sciences. She now works as a Senior Lecturer in Sports Science at Swansea.
Valerie Randle was a Materials Engineer in Swansea University and Head of the Materials Research Centre until 2009. In 1998 she was awarded Welsh Woman of the Year, and in 2004 she was invited as a guest of HM the Queen to Buckingham Palace for the "top 180 female achievers in the country".
June is a member of the Swansea University Council. She holds several Fellowships including Fellow of Royal College of Nursing, Fellow of University College London, and Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, and was invested as Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to nursing.
Becki graduated from Swansea University in 2012 with an American Studies BA Honours, and was one of the first in her family to attend University. After graduation she was elected as Women’s Officer in 2012-2013, making her 1 of only 6 full-time Women’s Officers in the UK.
Bev Evans is Head of Admissions, Marketing and Recruitment for the College of Arts and Humanities. In 2001, she was approached by Sports Council for Wales, Swansea Sport and Welsh Netball Association, and following this created a highly successful under 12s girls netball club in Swansea.
Dr Gwenno Ffrancon leads the Welsh-medium teaching provision at Swansea University as Director of Academi Hywel Teifi. In addition, Gwenno is head of the Welsh department and Welsh-medium Media Studies department, and oversees the South-west Wales Welsh for Adults Centre.
Ute Keller is a lecturer at the Modern Languages Department. For her successful approach to teaching she has been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award, the University’s highest award for excellence in learning and teaching. She is the first and only member of staff to hold this award.
Judy’s current role is Director of Strategic Educational Development and Professor of Medical Education, working internationally in health professions’ education to develop new initiatives and programmes. In 2011, Judy was recruited to Swansea as Dean of Medical Education to lead the Graduate Entry Medicine programme to its approval by the General Medical Council in 2014.
Lesley Hulonce is a lecturer in the Department of History and Classics, and her research interests include children, women, poverty and class in 19th and 20th century Britain. Her school career was not a success, and she returned to education as a single parent in her 40s via Swansea University’s Department of Adult Continued Education (DACE), where she fell in love with history.
Jennifer Stanford is a lecturer in Physical Geography at Swansea University and heads the Geography Foundation Year. Her key research interests include sea-level and climate change over millennial to 100,000 yr time-scales. She is one of the Swansea finalists for Famelab, and believes that it is very important to inspire both students and the wider public alike to gain a deeper understanding of the science of climate.