Each of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) themes is allocated a dedicated team and theme leader.

Digital security and resilience interim advisory group


Dr Nicola Searle, Goldsmiths College


Dr Laura Smith, University of Bath

Dr Maria Sharmina, The University of Manchester

Dr Paul Lewis, Nominet

Chris Johnson, Queen’s University Belfast

Jessica Rushworth, Digital Catapult

Simon Pearson, Lincoln

Pete Burnap, University of Cardiff

Gerard Parr, University of East Anglia

Inah Omoronyia, University of Bristol

Jason Nurse, University of Kent

Ahana Datta, Privacy International and UCL

Harmonie Toros, University of Kent

Phillip Greening, Heriot-Watt University

Peter Davies, Thales


UKRI Energy Scientific Advisory Committee


Dr Mike Colechin, independent


Dr Valeska Ting, University of Bristol

Dr Iliana Portugues, National Grid

Professor John Barrett, University of Leeds

Dr Jonathan Radcliffe, University of Birmingham

Professor Mike Barnes, University of Manchester

Dr Rick Short, NDA

Professor Dickon Howell, Howell Marine

Professor Jon Gluyas, University of Durham

Dr Christina Demski, University of Cardiff

Sue Ellis, Johnson Matthey

Professor James Durrant, Imperial College

Professor Alison Mohr, University of Nottingham

Dr Sonja Oliveira, University of Strathclyde

Jim Wharfe, independent

Professor Sara Walker, Newcastle University

Professor Jin Xuan, Loughborough University

Dr Rebecca Form, University of Strathclyde



Professor Barbara Shollock, King’s College London


Professor Milo Shaffer, Imperial College London

Professor Netta Cohen, University of Leeds

Professor Jason Underwood, University of Salford

Dr William Midgley, Loughborough University

Dr Brian Gribben, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd

Professor Geraint Jewell, University of Sheffield

Professor John Bridgeman, University of Bradford

Professor Vanessa Diaz, University College London

Professor Prashant Valluri, University of Edinburgh

Professor Barry Lennox, University of Manchester

Professor Raffaella Ocone, Heriot-Watt University

Eur Ing Dawn Bonfield, Aston University

Elisa Habberley, Wood plc

Professor Stephen Eichhorn, University of Bristol

Stuart Gates, Aerospace Technology Institute

Professor Chris Pearce, University of Glasgow

Healthcare technologies


Professor John Girkin, Durham University


Dr Ian Hall, University of Manchester

Professor Jens Rittscher, University of Oxford

Dr Marianne Ashford, AstraZeneca

Professor Christina Doyle, University of Exeter

Dr Celia Theodoreli-Riga, Imperial College

Professor Rory O’Connor, University of Leeds

Professor Nicholas Leslie, Heriot-Watt University

Professor Carmel Moran, University of Edinburgh

Professor Christopher James, University of Warwick

Dr Abigail Spear, DSTL

Professor Liam Grover, University of Birmingham

Dr Catherine (Cathy) Holloway, University College London

Ex-officio members

Dr Steve Oakeshott, Medical Research Council

Dr Michael Kipping, Innovate UK

Dr Terry O’Neil, Knowledge Transfer Network

Information and communication technologies


Professor Christopher Johnson, Queen’s University Belfast


Professor Andrea Zisman, Open University

Professor Douglas Paul, University of Glasgow

Professor Michael Luck, King’s College London

Ben Pritchard, Thales

Dr James Hetherington, University College London

Paul Caseley, DSTL

Dr Andrea Kells, Arm Ltd

Professor Mathini Sellathurai, Heriot-Watt University

Professor Gerard Parr MBE, University of East Anglia

Professor Harald Haas, University of Strathclyde

Professor David Ritchie, University of Cambridge

Professor Prudence Wong, University of Liverpool

Professor Weiru Liu, University of Bristol

Professor Yvonne Rogers, University College London

Professor John Collomosse, University of Surrey

Professor Roger Woods, Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Geoff Merrett, University of Southampton

Professor Lee Chapman, University of Birmingham

Professor Mark Lycett, Royal Holloway, University of London

Ewa Luger, The University of Edinburgh

Dr Michael Evans, BBC

Professor Marina Jirotka, University of Oxford

Dr Peter Waggett, IBM UK

Professor Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen, University of Exeter

Professor Susan Halford, University of Bristol

Manufacturing the future


Dr Katherine (Katy) Milne, Manufacturing Technology Centre


Dr Tanvir Hussain, University of Nottingham

Professor Dr Ir Frans Muller, University of Leeds

Professor Louise Horsall, University of Edinburgh

Dr Niels Lohse, Loughborough University

Professor Peter Smowton, Cardiff University

Kati Gastrow, Unilever

Professor Fiona Charnley, University of Exeter

Professor Paul Dalby, University College London

Professor Ashutosh Tiwari, University of Sheffield

Dr Martin Jones, Astra Zeneca

Sophie Walton, UK-CPI

Dr Adam Clare, University of Nottingham

Dr Kate Black, University of Liverpool

Dr Laura Baker, Tata Steel

Susan Reiblein, independent

Professor Linda Newnes, University of Bath

Mathematical sciences


Professor Sara Lombardo, Loughborough University


Dr Lisa McFetridge, Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Jason Lotay, University of Oxford

Professor Idris Eckley, Lancaster University

Dr Alexander Kasprzyk, University of Nottingham

Dr Gueorgui Mihaylov, Haleon

Professor Helen Balinsky, HP Inc

Chris Daniels, FlareBright Ltd

Professor Helen Byrne, University of Oxford

Professor James Robinson, University of Warwick

Professor Mark Kambites, University of Manchester

Professor Gregory Sankaran, University of Bath

Professor Arne Strauss, WHU – Otto Beishein School of Management

Professor Peter Challenor, University of Exeter

Professor Gwyneth Stallard, Open University

Robert Shaw, Astra Zeneca

Physical sciences


Dr Sandrine Heutz, Imperial College


Professor Jason Crain, IBM Corporation

Dr Kelly Morrison, Loughborough University

Dr Alastair Coupe, Pfizer R&D Ltd

Dr Paul Jenkins, Unilever Ltd

Dr Izzy Jayasinghe, University of Sheffield

Professor Anatoly Zayats, King’s College London

Professor Alastair Hibbins, University of Exeter

Dr Victoria Jones, MDLZ

Dr Owen Lozman, M-Ventures

Professor Ji-Seon Kim, Imperial College

Professor Jeremy Frey, University of Southampton

Professor Steven Simon, University of Oxford

Professor Andrew Wilson, University of Leeds

Dr Raechelle D’Sa, University of Liverpool

Professor Robert (Bob) Tooze, rjt connect

Professor Winfried Hensinger, Sussex University

Professor Iain Thayne, 35Consult

Research infrastructure e-infrastructure


Professor Nigel Clarke, University of Sheffield


Professor Helen Balinsky, HP Inc

Professor Simon Hettrick, University of Southampton

Dr Pooja Goddard, Loughborough University

Professor Nilanjan Chakraborty, Newcastle University

Professor Samuel Kaski, University of Manchester

Professor Noa Zilberman, University of Oxford

Professor Vivien Kendon, University of Strathclyde

Professor Syma Khalid, University of Oxford

Professor Garth Wells, University of Cambridge

Filippo Spiga, Nvidia

Dr Joanna Leng, University of Leeds

Professor Michele Weiland, University of Edinburgh

Dr Paul Selwood, Met Office

Philippe Garang, Airbus

Professor Dimitrios Nikolopoulos, Virginia Tech

Hanifeh Khayyeri, Research Institutes of Sweden

Research infrastructure capital equipment


Dr Anneke Lubben, University of Bath


Dr Ian Hancox, University of Warwick

Dr Claire Wilson, University of Glasgow

Professor Steve Rothberg, Loughborough University

Professor Michael Fitzpatrick, Coventry University

Professor Blair Johnston, University of Strathclyde

Dr Mark Matthews, Ipsos MORI Ltd

Professor James Yu, Scottish Power

Professor Stephen Skinner, Imperial College

Professor Philip Davies, University of Cardiff

Tim Venables, Imperial College

Dr Ryan Wang , University College London

Professor Douglas Paul, University of Glasgow

Professor Duncan Hand, Heriot-Watt University

Professor Simon Spearing, University of Southampton

Professor Rachel Thomson, Loughborough University

Professor Paul McKenna, University of Strathclyde

Professor Peter Hatton, University of Durham

Ursula Heng, independent consultant

Last updated: 16 August 2022

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