Department of Online Community Management

    Welcome to the Online Department of the Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom (SRUK/CERU).

    The department serves the main objectives of SRUK/CERU as seen here our activities include:

    • Disseminating the research related work of SRUK/CERU members. For this purpose we may
      1. Liaise with specialized scientific press and mass media, enabling contact between journalists and researchers.
      2. Make use of social networks to disseminate the outputs produced by our members as a consequence of their research (e.g.: publications, talks, blogs, etc..)
      3. Provide a blog space where members of SRUK/CERU can have the chance to explain their work to the lay reader.

    • Promoting an understanding between researchers and the general public as well as increasing science awareness. We believe in a scientific community that participates actively in society. For this reason, we aim, encourage and assists SRUK/CERU members on the use of lay and accessible terms to disseminate their research activities to the general public. Our activities disseminating the latest news in science, as well as our members research aims to fulfil this goal.

    • Keeping SRUK/CERU members up to date with the latest news in science, technology and innovation. From scientific findings to science policy. We post in our social networks a daily feed of news from different sources such as mass media, scientific journals, blogs and institutions.

    • Providing SRUK/CERU members with a social network that encourages debates, seminars, scientific collaborations and social gatherings. We have a forum of discussion only for members, and we encourage scientific debates in diverse social media.

    • Partnering with other Scientific Societies outside and within the UK. We are partners with CERFA (Spanish Researchers in Germany), which we hold joint scientific webinars regularly with; as well as with other societies such as PARSUK (Portuguese Association of Researchers and Students in the UK). We are expanding these collaborations to other scientific societies.

    • Advertising activities of SRUK/CERU: events, seminars, roundtables, symposia, conferences and meetings in UK and Spain. We also provide a service to journalists of press releases related to SRUK/CERU activities.

    If you wish to contact SRUK/CERU community managers you can contact us here: online@sruk.org.uk.

    Initially established in November 2012 to coordinate the network profiles and the website of SRUK/CERU, our department has been growing steadily ever since.

    Lorenzo Melchor started the Society's Facebook and Twitter account and once the department was established, Beatriz Lorente-Cánovas was its first director (2012-13), followed by Andrea Alenda (2013-14) and Sandra Pérez Garrido (2014-15).

    The Online Department is currently composed of twenty researchers and is headed by Judit García-González.

    Today we are on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn along with the official website.

    The team of Community Managers of SRUK/CERU:

    Name: Diego Alonso Álvarez
    Job position: Post-doctoral Researcher/Research Associate
    Workplace: Imperial College London
    Role: Regional Manager London constituency
    Biosketch Diego Alonso Álvarez
    Name: Maria Barreira
    Job position: Post-Doctoral researcher
    Workplace: Wellcome Trust - MRC Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge
    Role: Regional Community Manager Cambridge
    Biosketch Maria Barreira
    Name: Laura Carro-Santos
    Job position: Research Associate
    Workplace: University of Cambridge
    Role: Facebook, Blog
    Biosketch Laura Carro-Santos
    Name: Alejandro Cámara
    Job position: Senior Games Programmer
    Workplace: ustwo games
    Role: Web
    Biosketch Alejandro Cámara
    Name: Irene de Lázaro del Rey
    Job position: Postdoctoral researcher
    Workplace: University of Manchester
    Role: Regional Manager Northwest constituency
    Biosketch Irene de Lázaro del Rey
    Name: Miguel Figueres Esteban
    Job position: Research Fellow
    Workplace: University of Huddersfield
    Role: Regional Manager Yorkshire constituency
    Biosketch Miguel Figueres Esteban
    Name: Laura García Ibañez
    Job position: Marie Curie Fellow
    Workplace: University of Birmingham
    Role: Regional Community Manager Midlands
    Biosketch Laura García Ibañez
    Name: Judit García-González
    Job position: M.Sc. Student
    Workplace: King's College London
    Role: Director of the Online Department
    Biosketch Judit García-González
    Name: Eduardo Gómez Castañeda
    Job position: PhD student
    Workplace: Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre (University of Glasgow)
    Role: Regional Community Manager Scotland
    Biosketch Eduardo Gómez Castañeda
    Name: Victor González-Castro
    Job position: Lecturer in Medical Image Analysis
    Workplace: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (University of Edinburgh)
    Role: Regional Community Manager Scotland
    Biosketch Victor González-Castro
    Name: Ana Lopez Ramirez
    Job position: Post-Doctoral researcher
    Workplace: Cambridge Institute for Medical Research CIMR, University of Cambridge
    Role: Regional Community Manager Cambridge
    Biosketch Ana Lopez Ramirez
    Name: Alba Maiques
    Job position: Post-doctoral researcher
    Workplace: University of Manchester
    Role: Regional Manager Northwest constituency
    Biosketch Alba Maiques
    Name: Laura Martinez Maestro
    Job position: Posdoctoral Research Assistant
    Workplace: University of Oxford
    Role: Regional Community Manager Oxford
    Biosketch Laura Martinez Maestro
    Name: Pablo Muñoz Rodríguez
    Job position: DPhil Candidate
    Workplace: University of Oxford
    Role: Facebook
    Biosketch Pablo Muñoz Rodríguez
    Name: Olaya Muñoz-Azcarate
    Job position: Research Assistant
    Workplace: Rothamsted Research
    Role: LinkedIn
    Biosketch Olaya Muñoz-Azcarate
    Name: Eduardo Oliver
    Job position: Research Associate
    Workplace: Imperial College London
    Role: Facebook, Twitter
    Biosketch Eduardo Oliver
    Name: Isabel Romero
    Job position: Postdoctoral researcher
    Workplace: CRUK Instituto de Manchester
    Role: Regional Manager Northwest constituency
    Biosketch Isabel Romero