Graeme Atherton

Dr Graeme Atherton

Director

Dr Graeme Atherton studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Trinity College Oxford and has been working in the field of education research and management since 1995. After 6 years leading Aimhigher work in London, he founded and now leads both AccessHE and NEON in the UK. Graeme holds Visiting Professorships at Amity University, London and Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is a member of the board of the National Union of Students (NUS) and has produced over 200 conference papers, and publications.

Martin Webster

Martin Webster

Operational Consultant

Martin Webster has been working within widening access since 2001. In 2011, he helped to establish NEON, and later became its Operational Consultant. He has regularly presented at conferences and spoken at other widening access events.

Maria-Anna Petrou

Maria-Anna Petrou

Training and Events Officer

As NEON’s Training and Events Officer, Maria-Anna helps to organise the Summer Symposium, Awards, Access Academy Training and Summit events. Prior to this she worked at Willow Foundation, a charity dedicated to bringing special days to seriously ill people, as their Special Events Manager. For eight years, she worked at Stonewall, the largest LGBT equality charity in the UK, delivering conferences, gala fundraisers, seminars and residential training programmes during a time of significant change for LGBT equality in the UK and around the world.