Projects Peer Review Panel

For all new major projects and project technology development projects which have been approved for Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) review, the panel will provide advice to the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Executive and Science Board on the following:

  • the quality of the science and technology involved in the proposal and the stated scientific and technical objectives and consider whether the proposal is likely to achieve those objectives
  • the science return for investment and how well the project fits with the Council strategy
  • the likely global and UK scientific impact of the project and at what level it is supported by its relevant scientific community
  • the timeliness of the project and competition to the project
  • the scientific, technical, schedule and financial risks and make recommendations for the management of risk
  • any milestones against which the project should be monitored and raise any possible future issues for the relevant science committee and Oversight Committee
  • the standing of the groups and collaborators who are involved in the project
  • including the proponent’s track record, the level of UK involvement in the project and the management structure and procedures required to ensure that the stated project goals are achieved
  • how well the project is connected to industry and the science and society plan for disseminating the project to the public
  • the staff and capital costs required for R&D and construction to complete the project to the proposed specification and if appropriate provide different project cost scenarios and their implications to the project.

In addition, the PPRP will advise STFC Executive and the committees, where requested, on the merit of:

  • new technology research projects in particle physics, particle astrophysics, nuclear physics and astronomy
  • upgrades to approved particle physics, particle astrophysics projects, nuclear physics and astronomy.

Members – 2022

Chair:

  • Professor Malcolm Bremer – University of Bristol (Term ends 31 December 2022)

Deputy Chair:

  • Professor Tzany Kokalova Wheldon – University of Birmingham (Term ends 31 December 2022)

Members:

  • Professor Nils Andersson (Core) – University of Southampton (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Professor Sinead Farrington (Core) – University of Edinburgh (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Professor Michael Garrett (Core) – University of Manchester (Term ends 31 December 2023)
  • Dr Melissa Uchida (Core) – University of Cambridge (Term ends 31 December 2023)
  • Professor Dimitra Rigopoulou (Core) – University of Oxford (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Mr Thomas Jones (Core) – University of Daresbury (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Dr Robert Wicks (Core) – Northumbria University (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Professor Tim Gershon – University of Warwick (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Professor Stephen Gibson – Royal Holloway, University of London (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Professor Simon Hettrick – University of Southampton (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Professor Deepa Angal-Kalinin – Daresbury Laboratory (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Professor Steven Longmore – Liverpool John Moores University (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Professor Mario Campanelli – University College London (Term ends 31 December 2023)
  • Dr Robert Jones – CERN (Term ends 31 December 2023)
  • Dr Nicholas Walton – University of Cambridge (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Dr Paul Scovell – Boulby Underground Laboratory (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Professor Peter Hargrave – Cardiff University (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Mr Ian Wilmut – Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Professor Simon Morris – Durham University (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Professor Neil McCauley – University of Liverpool (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Professor Giles Hammond – University of Glasgow (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Mr Jon Lewis – Daresbury Laboratory (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Professor Derek Ward-Thompson – University of Central Lancashire (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Dr Nina Hatch – University of Nottingham (Term ends 31 December 2022)
    Professor Sarah Matthews – University College London (Term ends 31 December 2022)
  • Dr Ian Hutchinson – University of Leicester (Term ends 31 December 2023)
  • Dr Matthew Malek – University of Sheffield (Term ends 31 December 2023)
  • Professor Steven Jamison – Lancaster University (Term ends 31 December 2023)
  • Professor Hartmut Grote – University of Cardiff (Term ends 31 December 2023)
  • Professor Marielle Chartier – University of Liverpool (Term ends 31 December 2023)
  • Dr Marina Petri – University of York (Term ends 31 December 2023)
  • Dr Simon George – Royal Holloway, University of London (Term ends 31 December 2023)
  • Dr Emma Johnson – RAL Space (Term ends 31 December 2023)

Contact

For further information on the Projects Peer Review Panel please contact:

Roy Stephen
Email: roy.stephen@stfc.ukri.org

Last updated: 11 April 2022

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