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BFWG is run by a volunteer management team with part time help in its London office.

Meet the BFWG Management Team   2012/13


Gloria Banner PhD BA Cert Ed

Gloria BannerGloria first graduated from The University of Birmingham with an Honours Degree in German and French. She obtained one of the first part time PhD degrees from Birmingham in 1987 after five years of study. Subsequently she was appointed Honorary Research Fellow at The School of Education for five years. During this time she undertook a number of projects researching into how students learn. Gloria has published in a variety of journals and she has given papers nationally and internationally. She has acted as Vice President, Education Consultant and Regional Representative for BFWG. She is an Associate Member of The Education, Learning Styles International Network (Elsin). Gloria enjoys travel, international contact and cooking.


Gabrielle Suff Staatsexamen (Freiburg University, Germany) PGCE (Heidelberg)

 Gabrielle Suff Gabrielle is a retired Further and Higher Education Lecturer and Administrator in Wales.  She has been a member of the Swansea Local Association for 30 years and was President twice and until recently Secretary. As a member of the BFWG Executive and CER she was responsible for organising European Days and attended several UWE Conferences, as Regional Rep for Mercia & Wales she organised the annual Regional Meetings. Her chief interests relevant to BFWG are in equal opportunities for women in academic and public life, establishing contacts with policy makers.



Sheila Stevens BSc(Hons) PhD

Sheila StevensSheila is a freelance Software Engineer. She is a founder member of the Winchester Association, where she has in the past held the offices of President, Programme Secretary and Treasurer. Currently she is Website Administrator of  the BFWG and Sybil Campbell Collection websites.



Susan Miles MA BA ALA

Susan MilesSusan is a retired librarian who has been a member of BFWG since very shortly after graduation, firstly in Sheffield, then in Liverpool and Oxford and latterly as an independent. In her professional life, she worked for over thirty years in the Bodleian Library, and was closely involved in the automation of the Oxford University catalogue and the integration of many libraries of varying sizes into one system. She is a Trustee of the BFWG Sybil Campbell Collection, and also of the BFWG Scholarship Fund.  Before being elected as a Vice President, she was alternate regional representative for Southern Region, and as such responsible for liaison with independent members. She is particularly interested in how we can make the Federation relevant for them, and also for women working in academia.


Aisha Alshawaf BDS, stat(UK), FDSRCS Eng, MFGDP(UK), Dip Imp Dent RCS Eng

Aisha graduated in Dentistry from Baghdad University in 1986 and spent eleven years in hospital-based dentistry in the UK. She now divides her time between General Practice and the Maxillo facial Department of East Kent Hospitals Trust. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, a Member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners and a Specialist Oral Surgeon with the Diploma in Implant Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Aisha has been a member of BFWG for several years and was Canterbury Assopciation President in 2011.

She is a team player with good organisational skills. She has successfully blended her Middle-eastern upbringing with living in Britain for the last 20years and hopes to bridge the gap between long standing and newer members. She enjoys dancing , skiing, squash and improving her French.






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