Rebecca/Richard Harris, Associate Professor
I remember when I was about 10 I discovered there were places called universities and I automatically assumed that was where the ‘clever kids’ went, so that wasn’t an option for me! Having been the first member of my family to get any academic qualifications I am still pleasantly surprised that I now able to work at a university.
I joined the Institute of Education (based on the original and beautiful university campus on London Road) at Reading in 2011, having previously worked at the University of Southampton for 10 years, and prior to that I spent 16 years teaching history in secondary schools.
Calvin Smith, Lecturer
I joined the University in 2008 in a teaching intensive role in mathematics. Since this time I have held a number of roles in teaching and learning including Admissions Tutor, School Senior Tutor, Internal Examiner and Programme Director.These days I am most frequently found sharing my love of mathematics with students in lecture theatres and seminar rooms across the campus.
When not up to my elbows in sums I am involved in various projects to make the experience of studying and working at Reading as inclusive as it can be. As a visible “out” gay man I endeavour to provide an authentic voice for inclusion and diversity for my colleagues and our students.
Mohd Faris Khamidi, Academic Director and Head of Built Environment
I joined the University of Reading Malaysia in 2015. We are a new start-up and the best part of it, when you are the pioneer, is that you have the opportunity to create your "dream team".
One of the most important tasks is to get the right academics. I was the first to join to School and there are now 11 staff members. It's interesting, but at the same time challenging. In doing so, I'm in regular contact with the Head of School and the counterparts in the UK, and the Provost of the University of Reading Malaysia.
Jonathan Bainbridge, Business Development and Employer Engagement Manager
Shelen Ho, Associate Professor
Business is my passion and my career has always centred on it. I'm now privileged to share my experiences and impart knowledge to the next generation of leaders, while preparing them for the workforce.
Mark McClemont, Senior Technician
I have been at Reading since 1987; I started out as a Lab Technician and in the early '90s I got the opportunity to become a glassblower.
I'm the only glassblower on campus. I design, make, modify and repair scientific laboratory glassware for both teaching and research for the School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy and other University departments, as well as outside companies.