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LGBT Staff Network

Staff Profiles

LGBT Staff at Durham work in a wide variety of roles across the University's many departments and divisions. The profiles below highlight just a handful of staff members in a range of different jobs and departments.


Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Jennifer Ingleheart

Senior Lecturer, Department of Classics and Ancient History

Jennifer joined the university in 2004, after completing a doctorate on Ovid's exile poetry, and teaches courses including 'Love and Sex in Ancient Poetry' and 'The World of Catullus'. Her current research explores how later ages have responded to same-sex love in antiquity and, in particular, how receptions of Rome have contributed to the construction of modern homosexual identities.

Santiago Fouz Hernández

Reader in Hispanic Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Originally from Spain, he has been working at Durham University since 1999. His field of research is contemporary Spanish cinema and in particular the representation of masculinities and male bodies. He has also published on Spanish popular culture in the 1980s and on Spanish queer theory and queer cinema. He is currently working on a project about Spanish erotic cinema in the democratic period.

Patrick Zuk

Lecturer, Department of Music

Patrick Zuk is a specialist in Russian/Soviet music, and teaches undergraduate modules on historical musicology and music theory. He is currently working on a study of Nikolay Myaskovsky (1881-1950), one of the leading Russian composers of the early Soviet period.



Faculty of Science

Dominic Horsman

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics

Dominic’s research area is the physical foundations of computing, particularly quantum computing. His research investigates how novel physics affects our ability to compute certain problems and, in turn, how a computational understanding of fundamental reality impacts back on physics. Dominic is transgender, and he transitioned at Durham in 2015.



Faculty of Social Sciences & Health


Professional Support Services

Tim Buckle

Acquisitions Co-ordinator, Bill Bryson Library

Tim started at the University Library in September 2005 as a library assistant on the acquisitions department and has now progressed to the role of Acquisitions Co-ordinator. His job involves purchasing all the books and other library materials for all the library sites and dealing with enquiries on the Help & Information Desk. Tim is also an active member of the Library’s Communication and Marketing Group.


Other Divisions

Michael Daly

Bursar, Lafcadio Hearn Culture Centre

Mike has worked as the Bursar for Teikyo University of Japan in Durham since October 1995. During 1994, he worked for the restaurateur Sir Terence Conran at ‘La Pont de la Tour’ in London. Previously, he was an infantry officer in the Royal Air Force Regiment, having joined the RAF at seventeen.