Cara Cycle Challenge

From our earliest days, when William Beveridge established a founding council which included luminaries such as John Maynard Keynes, Margery Fry and A. E Housman, to the present, Cara has depended on supporters to act as champions for our cause.

A growing number of university staff members and managers, as well as many people with no direct affiliation to academia, offer generous support to Cara and its Fellows.  They offer their humanity, their generosity and the vital practical support that allows Cara to continue its work today.  Some even open their homes to our Fellows.

Cara welcomes support from champions who acts as mentors, regional and discipline-based expert advisers, advocates for Cara within their institutions, and contributors to our work.


Professor Nadje Al Ali (Soas, University of London)
Mr Nazar Amso (Cardiff University)
Dr Susan Babaie & Dr Richard L. Harmon
Professor Mike Barer (University of Leicester)
Professor Ronald Barnett (Institute of Education)
Dr Sarah Beazley (University of Manchester)
Dr Stephanie Blankenburg (Soas, University of London)
Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans (University of Greenwich)
Ms Sophie Camu (Camu Art Ltd)
Dr Tim Corcoran (University of Sheffield)
Dr Dina Dyala (University of Bath)
Dr James Ebdon (University of Brighton)
Professor Farzin Farzaneh (King’s College London)
Professor Douglas Godbold (Bangor University)
Professor Alison Grant (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Dr Jon Iggo (University of Liverpool)
Professor Robert Istepanian (Kingston University)
Professor Mary Jacobus (University of Cambridge)
Professor Davey Jones (Bangor University)
Professor Kevin McDonald (Middlesex University)
Dr Simon Martin (Loughborough University)
Ms Frances Marx
Dr Michele Moore (UCL Institute of Education)
Dr Stephen Morris-Jones (University College London Hospital)
Dr Michele Obeid (University of Manchester)
Dr Mike Pomerantz (University of Sheffield)
Dr Wendy Pullan (University of Cambridge)
Dr Kristina Pentieva (University of Ulster)
Dr Jane Prince (University of Glamorgan)
Mr Matthew Reisz (Times Higher Education)
Dr Edward Roberts (University of Manchester)
Dr John Satherley (University of Liverpool)
Mr Leslie Scarth (University of Edinburgh)
Mr Jeremy Seabrook (Author The Refuge and the Fortress)
Professor Roger Slee (UCL Institute of Education)
Dr Egbert Sondorp (School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Dr Jason Sparks (University of Sheffield)
Mrs Elsa Strietman (Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge)
Dr Anwar Tappuni (Queen Mary, London)
Dr Jane Westwell (University of Reading)
Bruce Wooding (Central School of Speech and Drama)
Mr Richard Cooper (RCA Business Psychologists)