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Sarah Heathwood
Administrator: Assuring Autonomy International Programme


Marketing and communications in the not-for-profit sector, with a particular interest in marketing and communications for STEM subjects.


I am Partnership and Communications Manager for the £12 million Assuring Autonomy International Programme (AAIP) at the University of York, which is supported by the Lloyd's Register Foundation.
I lead marketing and communications for the AAIP and work closely with the Programme team and external stakeholders to identify key messages and information to support the Programme's aims to generate international impact. I also support work to identify suitable global partners for the AAIP, developing mutually beneficial collaborations to accelerate the safe adoption of robotics and autonomous systems.


University of Bath - 2:1 in business administration
City and Islington College - NVQ level 3 in advice and guidance
London Metropolitan University - Chartered Institute of Marketing: Professional Diploma in Marketing


My background is in the charity and education sectors. I managed communications and partnerships development for the No Smoking Day campaign, led a ten-strong marketing and recruitment team at London's largest sixth form college, and developed and led the roll-out of marketing support for Science Learning Partnerships for STEM Learning.


Contact details

Department of Computer Science
University of York
Deramore Lane
YO10 5GH

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325565

Office: CSE/111


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