Polymer Centre says “goodbye” to Shelagh

Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 in News| Share this article

At the end of September, the Polymer Centre said goodbye to Shelagh Evans (née Cowley), who has retired after 9 years of service to the University of Sheffield.

Shelagh was one of the original Polymer Centre team upon its foundation in 2003. She worked with Malcolm Butler to develop an operation which, today, represents 45 Sheffield research groups in polymer science and engineering by offering training and technology opportunities to industry.

She took responsibility for developing the Centre’s marketing and our training courses. We now engage with a network of over 1,500 contacts and hold Customer First accreditation; we provide training to more than 100 people per annum and are Google’s #1 for “polymer courses”.

She leaves quite a legacy. The former Polymer Centre Secretary, Rose Nightingale, won promotion to fill Shelagh’s training role as Training and Events Officer for Sheffield Science Gateway. Rose has already picked up the baton, completing the delivery of this autumn’s Modular Course and continuing to plan for next Spring’s.

We wish Shelagh and her husband, Paul, all the best for their retirement together.