RIDE Forum


Contact details and governance

The RIDE Forum Secretariat manages day-to-day activities. It is hosted by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) in Swindon.

You can contact either of these people.

Daniel Knight, programme manager (research)

Email: daniel.knight@nerc.ukri.org

Penny Gordon, senior programme manager

Email: penny.gordon@nerc.ukri.org


The Forum is overseen by a senior group of representatives from each of the 23 member organisations.

The group meets twice a year. It oversees all the Forum’s activities, from strategic planning to delivery and monitoring the impact of outputs.

The group members are:

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council – Tim Pank
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council – Harriet Trewin
  • Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Northern Ireland) – Alistair Carson
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – James Davey
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Robert Bradburne
  • Department for Transport – Dan Hills
  • Economic and Social Research Council – Susie Stevenson
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council – Mark Tarplee
  • Environment Agency – Glenn Watts
  • Forestry Commission – Richard Morris
  • Innovate UK – Nick Cliffe
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee – Christine Maggs
  • Medical Research Council – Graham Campbell
  • Met Office – Melissa Welsh
  • Natural England – Humphrey Crick
  • Natural Environment Research Council – Jennifer Jennings
  • Natural Resources Wales – Richard Cardwell
  • Northern Ireland Environment Agency – Sara McGuckin
  • Office for National Statistics – Neil Wilson
  • Science and Technology Facilities Council – Derek Gillespie
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency – Peter Singleton (Chair)
  • Scottish Government – Graeme Beale
  • Welsh Government – Simon Baldwin.

Last updated: 12 January 2022

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