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Sue Black

TechUP Director
An award winning Digital Skills Expert, Sue Black was awarded an OBE for “services to technology” (2016). She is Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist in the Department of Computer Science at Durham University, a government advisor, Trustee at Comic Relief, social entrepreneur, writer and public speaker.  

Alexandra Cristea

TechUP Assistant Director
Alexandra I. Cristea is Professor, Deputy Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, Director of Research and Founder of the Artificial Intelligence in Human Systems research group in the Department of Computer Science at Durham University. She is Advisory Board Member at the Ustinov College, N8 CIR Digital Humanities team lead for Durham.

Kathryn Moore

TechUP Assistant Project Manager
Kathryn has worked in a number of different roles within the Higher Education and charitable sectors supporting emerging and established projects develop, including a number of Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Training Partnerships at Durham University, Research Centres (CVAC, Zurbaran and ARCTIC) and the Durham Residential Research Library.

Johanna Waite

TechUP Programme Manager
Johanna is a TechWomen100 2022 award winner with over a decade of experience delivering projects across the engineering, heritage, charity, higher education and tech sectors. Specialising in non-profit and community projects Johanna is responsible for overseeing the entire TechUP portfolio including operations, business development and strategic planning.