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BERA Staff

BERA has a small central, professional office, based at UCL IOE in Bloomsbury, designed to manage the day-to-day business of the Association. Its work is overseen by an Executive Director appointed by Council, who is responsible for, and has oversight of, all BERA’s functions and activities.

BERA Staff

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Nick Johnson

Chief Executive Officer at BERA

Nick has been the Chief Executive Officer at BERA since April 2012. He has a considerable background of management and advising on strategic direction in organisations concerned with public policy. Between 2004-7, he was the Director of Policy...

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Marie Blythe

Events Manager at BERA

Marie’s main role is to manage the annual Conference, whilst also assisting the SIGs with their events programme, and managing other events the BERA office runs. Working as a Project Manager at the PCO in her previous role, Marie managed a...

Sarah Fleming

Membership and Engagement Manager at BERA

Sarah joined BERA in 2014. Sarah’s main responsibilities as Membership and Engagement Manager include member services, network engagement, communications and activities related to promoting BERA's work in the wider community. She works closely...

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David Chatterjee

Finance and Governance Manager at BERA

David joined BERA as Finance and Administration Officer in April 2017, before moving into the role of Finance and Governance Manager in 2019. David’s main responsibilities include financial processing and accounts, budget management,...

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Dior Webb

Events Officer at BERA

Dior first worked with BERA in 2016 as part of her industrial placement, whilst studying Event Management at Leeds Beckett University. Now having graduated, she has returned as a full staff member, her main duties as the Events Officer include,...

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Mette Nielsen

Conference and Events Manager at BERA

Mette joined BERA in March 2021. Her main responsibilities as Conference and Events Manager include organising and managing the BERA annual conference, assisting the SIGs with their events programme and managing other BERA events. Mette works...

Patrick Rafferty

Membership and Administration Officer at BERA

Patrick Rafferty has joined BERA as our new Membership and Administration Officer on a temporary basis while Sarah Fleming is on maternity leave. Patrick joined BERA in July 2021 and will be the main point of contact for member services and...