MDF Committee Members

Mercian Disability Forum Committee membership is open to library staff from Mercian Collaboration member institutions, as supported by their respective Directors. The MDF Committee currently comprises a Chair, and institutional representatives, with the Mercian Development Officer representing the Steering Group and Directors as an ex officio member. The Chair reports and is responsible to the Mercian Directors and Steering Group.

As the MDF develops, it is anticipated the MDF will bring their internal governance and officer structures in line with the Mercian Collaboration's expectations, with respect to officer posts, elections and term limits. The current group chair is Laura Waller.

TBC Sarah Akhtaruzzaman Aston University
TBC Keith Brisland Birmingham City University
TBC Janice Morris Bishop Grosseteste University
TBC Gill Evans Coventry University
Academic Liasion Librarian
Anne Knight Anne Knight Cranfield University
Head of Content, Digital and Client Services
TBC Carol Keddie De Montfort University
TBC Kath Osborn Harper Adams University
TBC Liz Mills Loughborough University
Anneliese Cooke Newman University
TBC John Mackey Nottingham Trent University
Geri Huzar Geri Huzar Open University
Learning and Teaching Librarian.
Julie Adams Julie Adams Staffordshire University
Academic Skills Tutor: Digital Impact
  Vacant University College Birmingham


Ivana Frian & Naomi Smith University of Birmingham
TBC Kay Jeffries University of Derby
TBC Liz Lafferty University of Keele
  Vacant University of Leicester
TBC Amanda Dow University of Lincoln
TBC Jenny Townend University of Northampton
TBC Beck Maguire Librarian, Accessibility Support, 
University of Nottingham
Past Chair
Laura Waller Laura Waller University of Warwick
Library Disability Support Officer.
MDF Chair (2019-2021)
TBC Clare Williams University of Wolverhampton
Information Assistant
Kathyrn Devine Kathryn Devine University of Worcester
Gaz Johnson Gaz Johnson MC Development Officer [ex officio]