Contacts and Committee

Who we are and how to contact us.

If you have any questions about the Network or are interested in becoming a member, please:



Co-Founder and Chair

Staff BAME Network Committee:


Shan-Jan Sarah Liu

Treasurer  Lauren Hall-Lew
Mentorship programme coordinator Daisy Bao

Communications coordinator Lilian Lee

WoC rep Kay Johnson
WoC rep Theresa Wong

Committee Bios (in alphabetical order)

Lauren Hall Lew Photo
Lauren Hall-Lew is Personal Chair of Sociolinguistics and a Professor in Linguistics and English Language in the School of PPLS. Her research focusing on the social and cultural aspects of human speech, including studying variation between speakers of different social backgrounds and in different social contexts, and how speech changes over time. She also studies linguistic variation as a social signal and the impact of accent on speakers' credibility and economic success. She is co-editor of the volume, Social Meaning and Linguistic Variation, with Cambridge University Press, and two forthcoming volumes with Oxford University Press: Sociophonetics: Implications for Phonetics and Phonology, and Dimensions of Linguistic Variation.
Shan-Jan Sarah Liu - Staff BAME Network
Shan-Jan Sarah Liu is Co-founder and Chair since the inauguration of the Staff BAME Network in 2020.  Sarah is Senior Lecturer in the Gender and Politics at the School of Social and Political Science. Her research broadly focuses on the cross-national comparison of gender and politics, specifically the ways contexts – women's political representation, women’s movements, and immigration – shape gendered gaps in public opinion and political behaviour. Her research and teaching take an intersectional approach to critically examine the institutions we live in. Her goal is for her students and colleagues to work collectively to dismantle the system. She tweets from @DrSarahLiu.