DTP Governance

Governance of the DTP reflects our joint commitment to facilitate doctoral training across the Partnership of the highest quality by adding value to our individual strengths in Bioscience research.

The DTP Executive Board spans the three partner universities and includes the DTP Leads who have extensive experience of postgraduate training. To reflect the triumvirate nature of our Partnership, the Chair is on a rotational basis.

The Executive Board is:

Professor Andy Jones (Chair), DTP Lead, University of Liverpool

Professor of Bioinformatics, Functional and Comparative Genomics, University of Liverpool

Professor Keith Lindsey, DTP Lead, Durham University

Head of School of Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Durham University

Professor John Kirby, DTP Lead, Newcastle University

Dean of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University

DTP Cohort Coordinators:

Dr Adam Benham

Director of PG Studies in the Department of Biosciences, Durham University

Dr Mal Horsburgh

Director of Masters in Microbiology/Microbial Biotechnology,Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, University of Liverpool

Dr Tim Cheek

Deputy Director, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University

Academic Representatives:

Dr Heather Knight

Department of Biosciences, Durham University

Professor Diana Williams

Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, University of Liverpool

Professor Angharad Gatehouse

School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University

Researcher Development Leads:

Dr Richy Hetherington

NLD BBSRC DTP Skills Development Lead, Lecturer in Researcher Development , Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University

Dr Simon Rees

PGR Student Development Facilitator, Durham University

Dr Stephen Bickerstaff

Manager, Liverpool Doctoral College, University of Liverpool

DTP Administrative Lead:

Carolyn O'Leary, BBSRC DTP Manager, University of Liverpool

Emma Robertson, BBSRC DTP Deputy Manager, University of Liverpool

John Donnelly, Finance and Research Co-ordinator, University of Liverpool


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