Secretariat

Bella UNESCO Official Portrait 2017Bella Hoogeveen
Remit - events and arts hub activities

Bella has studied various languages and holds a BA in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam. Immediately prior to commencing her role as UNESCO Co-Ordinator, Bella worked as the administrator for the AHRC Large Grant "Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the body, Law and the State".  

Before joining the University of Glasgow she worked as an administrator in International Operations at Edinburgh Napier University, worked for a number of years as the Head of School Administration at a small language school in France and as Administrator at the Institute for Dutch Language Education at the University of Amsterdam.

Brittnee CropBrittnee Leysen
Remit - administration

Brittnee joined the UNESCO RILA Secretariat in October 2021 as a Project Administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Communications from the College of Charleston, and an MLitt in Celtic Studies from the University of Glasgow. At present, she is completing her PhD at the University of Glasgow on Pākehā Place-Names in Aotearoa New Zealand's Clutha and Central Otago Districts: An anthropological onomastic study.

Lauren UNESCO Official Portrait 2017Lauren Roberts
Remit - financial administration, research and business development, media

Lauren joined the University of Glasgow in November 2008 as Postgraduate Research Administrator within Research and Innovation Services working closely with the Postgraduate Research Strategy Manager to develop and implement University policy in relation to PGR students and provide ongoing monitoring and data management for cross-College internal and external postgraduate research funding. During her tenure at RIS Lauren also supported a number of the University’s cross-disciplinary Strategic Research Networks, including GRAMNet and GCID. Lauren managed the £2m AHRC Large Grant "Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the body, Law and the State" 2014-2017,  involving 5 institutions across 7 countries, before taking up her role as UNESCO Coordinator in 2017.

Before joining the University she was an adviser for a national drug, alcohol and sexual health service in Glasgow and a project management assistant for a pharmaceutical testing company in Dundee.

She holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Glasgow and a Masters degree in science from the Open University. 

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  • Current and historic research portfolio of UNESCO RILA team
  • Research project management, including new applications
  • Finance, HR and media enquiries