Visiting Research Fellows

As part of our Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of Huddersfield, we are proud to host a number of Visiting Research Fellows. They work in a wide range of subject areas, helping us to explore and share the history, culture, and environments of the South Pennines.

Research Lead:

Prof Rob Ellis is a lecturer in History at the University of Huddersfield, with research interests in the histories of mental-illness, learning disability and wellbeing. He is the Academic Lead on the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University and Pennine Heritage which builds on his long track record of public and applied histories.

Research Fellows:

Dr Cate Benincasa-Sharman is a Senior Lecturer in Design & Architectural History at the University of Huddersfield. She is interested in how identities of place are valued and expressed through architecture and design - particularly in 'the North'. Cate has been an invited speaker at several prestigious organisations including the Modernist Society and the Twentieth Century Society.

Dr Andy Cook is a researcher working in support of the University of Huddersfield’s undergraduate “Hands on History” module, helping students utilise material in the South Pennine Archives at Pennine Heritage. He has been involved in this collaborative project as part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership between the University and Pennine Heritage since early 2022.

Dr Jeremy Hopwood is an independent scientist and affiliate of the University of Huddersfield. He is interested in the chemistry of natural waters and drinking waters, and is passionate about promoting science to the public. https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-hopwood-38814b79

Dr Glynn Jones is a Subject Leader for Postgraduate Taught Courses in the School of Education, University of Huddersfield where he started work in 2009. He has a background in secondary education, further education and TEFL in the UK, Indonesia and Japan. His research focuses on professional training, the development of workplace skills and non-formal learning.

Dr Robert Piggott is a lecturer in History at the University of Huddersfield with research interests in religion and voluntary action, media history, and heritage studies. His recent research focusses on the role of voluntary organisations in the provision of non-medical care in medical settings, such as the National Health Service, and in social prescribing.