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

Digital security and resilience


Professor Pete Burnap, Cardiff University


Dr Andrea Munafo, SeeByte and University of Pisa

Professor Dimitrios Pezaros, University of Glasgow

Professor Visakan Kadirkamanathan, The University of Sheffield

Professor Nishanth Sastry, University of Surrey

Dr Sara Diegoli, Anchored In

Ahana Datta, Privacy International and UCL

Peter Davies, Thales

Paul O’Brien, BT

Dr Inah Omoronyia, University of Bristol

Professor Gerard Parr, University of East Anglia

Jessica Rushworth, Digital Catapult

Professor Maria Sharmina, The University of Manchester

Professor Laura Smith, University of Bath

John Stewart, RBS

Energy and decarbonisation


Professor Marcelle McManus, University of Bath


Dr Mike Bainbridge, Johnson Matthey

Professor John Barrett, University of Leeds

Dr Rebecca Ford, REGEN

Professor Hervé Morvan, Rolls-Royce

Professor Laura Herz, University of Oxford

Professor Rebecca Lunn, University of Strathclyde

Professor James Marco, WMG, The University of Warwick

Professor Peter Taylor, University of Leeds

Professor Patricia Thornley, Aston University

Professor Jacopo Torriti, University of Reading

Professor Sara Walker, University of Birmingham

Dr Jim Wharfe, independent

Professor Jin Xuan, University of Surrey

Professor James Yu, Scottish Power Energy



Professor John Bridgeman, University of Liverpool


Dr Matt Ball, Thales UK

Dr Shima Barakat, University of Cambridge

Professor Andrew Bayly, University of Leeds

Professor Netta Cohen, University of Leeds

Professor Jiamei Deng, Leeds Beckett University

Professor Vanessa Diaz, University College London

Dr Brian Gribben, Frazer Nash

Professor Geraint Jewell, The University of Sheffield

Dr Leila Moura, Queen’s University of Belfast

Dr Leon Pybus, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

Professor Milo Shaffer, Imperial College London

Professor Christopher Truman, University of Bristol

Professor Jason Underwood, University of Salford

Professor Prashant Valluri, The University of Edinburgh

Healthcare technologies


Professor Rory O’Connor, University of Leeds


Dr Marianne Ashford, AstraZeneca

Professor Ke Chen, University of Strathclyde

Dr Ian Hall, The University of Manchester

Professor Julian Jones, Imperial College London

Professor Margaret Lucas, University of Glasgow

Professor Paula Mendes, University of Birmingham

Dr Roberta Piroddi, University of Liverpool

Professor Neil Reeves, Manchester Metropolitan University

Professor Jens Rittscher, University of Oxford

Professor Christopher Scott, Queen’s University Belfast

Dr Fedra Zaribaf, Invibio Biomaterials (Victrex plc)

Information and communication technologies


Professor Prudence Wong, University of Liverpool


Professor Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen, University of Exeter

Professor Lee Chapman, University of Birmingham

Dr Michael Evans, BBC

Professor Harald Haas, University of Cambridge

Professor James Hetherington, University College London

Professor Marina Jirokta, University of Oxford

Dr Andrea Kells, ARM Ltd

Professor Michael Luck, University of Sussex

Professor Geoff Merrett, University of Southampton

Professor Gerard Parr MBE, University of East Anglia

Professor Douglas Paul, University of Glasgow

Mr Ben Pritchard, Thales

Professor David Ritchie, University of Cambridge and Swansea University

Professor Roger Woods, Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Moi Hoon Yap, Manchester Metropolitan University

Professor Andrea Zisman, The Open University

Manufacturing and the circular economy


Dr Katherine Milne, HMV Catapult


Professor Ashutosh Tiwari, The University of Sheffield

Mrs Catherine Battaloglu, Mondelez International

Professor Fiona Charnley, University of Exeter

Professor Paul Dalby, University College London

Mr Stephen Fitzpatrick, University of Strathclyde

Dr Gilda Gasparini, Lucideon

Professor Cinzia Giannetti, Swansea University

Professor Kate Goldsworthy, University of the Arts London

Professor Louise Horsfall, The University of Edinburgh

Dr Tanvir Hussain, University of Nottingham

Dr Niels Lohse, Loughborough University

Dr Sundar Marimuthu, The Manufacturing Technology Centre

Professor Dr Ir Frans Muller, University of Leeds

Professor Phil Purnell, University of Leeds

Professor Michael Shaver, The University of Manchester

Professor Peter Smowton, Cardiff University

Mathematical sciences


Professor Mark Kambites, The University of Manchester


Professor Helen Balinsky, HP

Professor Rachel Bearon, King’s College London

Dr Natasha Blitvic, Queen Mary University of London

Professor Andrea Brini, The University of Sheffield

Professor Helen Byrne, University of Oxford

Professor Peter Challenor, University of Exeter

Professor Idris Eckley, Lancaster University

Dr Joanna Jordan, independent

Dr Alexander Kasprzyk, University of Nottingham

Professor Jason Lotay, University of Oxford

Dr Lisa McFetridge, Queen’s University Belfast

Dr Gueorgui Mihaylov, Haleon

Professor James Robinson, The University of Warwick

Dr Vadim Zverovich, University of the West of England, Bristol

Physical sciences and advanced materials


Professor Raechelle D’Sa, University of Liverpool


Professor Steven Brown, The University of Warwick

Dr Andrea Folli, Cardiff University

Professor Jeremy Frey, University of Southampton

Professor Elizabeth Gibson, Newcastle University

Professor Marty Gregg, Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Stephen Hayden, University of Bristol

Professor Alastair Hibbins, University of Exeter

Dr Paul Jenkins, Unilever Ltd

Dr Victoria Jones, MDLZ

Professor Ji-Seon Kim, Imperial College London

Dr Owen Lozman, M-Ventures

Professor Kelly Morrison, Loughborough University

Dr Philippa Shepley, University of Leeds

Professor Anatoly Zayats, King’s College London

Research infrastructure


Professor Nigel Clarke, The University of Sheffield

Dr Anneke Lubben, University of Bath


Professor Helen Balinsky, HP

Dr Nick Brown, The University of Edinburgh

Professor Nilanjan Chakraborty, Newcastle University

Professor Michael Fitzpatrick, Coventry University

Professor Blair Johnston, University of Strathclyde

Dr Dong (Lilly) Liu, University of Oxford

Dr Ian Hancox, The University of Warwick

Professor Simon Hettrick, University of Southampton

Professor Samuel Kaski, The University of Manchester and Aalto University

Dr Mark Matthews, IPSOS/MORI

Professor Nicole Metje, University of Birmingham

Professor Steve Rothberg, Manchester Metropolitan University

Professor Iain Styles, Queen’s University Belfast

Dr Claire Wilson, University of Glasgow

Professor James Yu, Scottish Power

Professor Noa Zilberman, University of Oxford

Last updated: 6 June 2024

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