Our People

The Institute has a core team delivering its programmes of work. We have an experienced Advisory Board and Technical Council members from across the sector. These groups offer guidance, support and expertise on our strategic priorities.

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Our Team

Kelly Vere (Director)

Kelly Vere (Director)

UK ITSS Director and University Director of Technical Strategy, University of Nottingham

Ian Hancox (Co-Director)

Ian Hancox (Co-Director)

UK ITSS Co-Director and Director of Research Technology and Technical Strategy, University of Warwick

Andy Noyes

Andy Noyes

Research Lead for the Centre for Research & Policy

Hannah Noke

Hannah Noke

Co-Lead for the Centre for Research & Policy

Lucy Williams

Lucy Williams

Head of Operations

Carly Dellar

Carly Dellar

Deputy Head of Operations

Farheen Akhtar

Farheen Akhtar

Policy and Engagement Manager

Sarah Allen

Sarah Allen

Technical Careers Pathways Lead

Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker

Research Fellow

Ryan Bates

Ryan Bates

Research Fellow

Ed Bowerman

Ed Bowerman

Technical Skills and Knowledge Exchange Lead

Lindsay Davies

Lindsay Davies

Staff Development Lead

Claire Devey

Claire Devey

Project Manager

Ruth Francis

Ruth Francis

Staff Development Lead

Jo Hartley-Metcalfe

Jo Hartley-Metcalfe

Universities T Levels Support Manager

Sarah Howells

Sarah Howells

Marketing and Communications Manager

Susan Matthews

Susan Matthews

Executive Assistant to Director

Matthew McDermott

Matthew McDermott

Project Officer

Elaine Mills

Elaine Mills

Events and Project Officer

Cecily Pepper

Cecily Pepper

Research Fellow

Sandy Sparks

Sandy Sparks

Vivien Thomas Technical Leadership Programmes Lead

Technician Commitment

Simon Breeden

Simon Breeden

Technician Commitment, Associate Lead, University of Nottingham

Mel Leitch

Mel Leitch

Technician Commitment, Associate Lead, Newcastle University

Clare Stevenson

Clare Stevenson

Technician Commitment, Associate Lead, John Innes Centre

Loren Querickiol

Loren Querickiol

Technician Commitment, Marketing and Communications Officer

Advisory Board

Helen Pain (Chair)

Helen Pain (Chair)

Chief Executive Officer, Royal Society of Chemistry

Kate Barclay

Kate Barclay

Life Sciences Industry Leader and Scientific Consultant, Kate Barclay Consulting Ltd

Taraneh (Tara) Dean

Taraneh (Tara) Dean

Provost, London South Bank University

Rory Duncan

Rory Duncan

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Sheffield Hallam University

Della Freeth

Della Freeth

Chief Executive, Science Council

Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert

Chair, Technical Managers in Universities (TMU) Network

Mark Jefferies

Mark Jefferies

Chief of University Research Liaison, Rolls-Royce Plc

Andy Long

Andy Long

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Northumbria University

Jane Norman

Jane Norman

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham

Daniel Sandford-Smith

Daniel Sandford-Smith

Director of Education Programmes, Gatsby Foundation

David Sweeney

David Sweeney

Former Executive Chair, Research England

Clare Viney

Clare Viney

Chief Executive Officer, The Careers Research Advisory Centre (CRAC) Ltd

Melanie Welham

Melanie Welham

Former Executive Chair, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Technical Council

Andrew Filby (Co-Chair)

Andrew Filby (Co-Chair)

Flow Cytometry and Single Cell Technologies Shared Resource Laboratory Director, Newcastle University

Paul Gilbert (Co-Chair)

Paul Gilbert (Co-Chair)

Chair, Technical Managers in Universities (TMU) Network

Ashish Bhandari

Ashish Bhandari

Research Technician, Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter

Heather Burgess

Heather Burgess

Embroidery Technician, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Ulster University

Jamie Cameron

Jamie Cameron

Technician, Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, University of Oxford

Rosa Colamarino

Rosa Colamarino

Technician & CL3 Facility Deputy Manager, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

Isabel Gonçalves Cattuzzo

Isabel Gonçalves Cattuzzo

Technical Staff Programme Manager, Biological Sciences, University College London

Bethany Hunter

Bethany Hunter

Research Technician, Flow Cytometry Core Facility, Newcastle University

Lizzy James

Lizzy James

Assistant Director Faculty Operations, Arts, Design and Social Science, Northumbria University

Clare Levitt

Clare Levitt

Workshop Manager, School of Art and Media, University of Brighton

Tendai Makuwatsine

Tendai Makuwatsine

Technical Manager, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham

Ludmila Mee

Ludmila Mee

ISIS Biology Laboratories Manager, ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, STFC, UKRI

Abigail Mortimer

Abigail Mortimer

Scientific Glassblower, Department of Chemistry, University of York

Zachary Parkinson

Zachary Parkinson

Technical Development and Apprenticeship Manager, WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), University of Warwick

Mark Dabee Saltmarsh

Mark Dabee Saltmarsh

Technical Demonstrator, School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Leontien Talboom

Leontien Talboom

Technical Analyst, Digital Services, University of Cambridge