Governance

The SWBio DTP is governed by the DTP Hub in collaboration with a number of groups across the partnership. The role and memberships of the DTP Hub and these different groups are listed below (please click the relevant group below to see further information),

As the University of Bristol is the lead organisation of the SWBio DTP, the SWBio DTP Hub is based at this university. The hub includes the:

  • Director: Prof Jon Lane
  • Deputy Director: Dr Heather Whitney 
  • Hub Manager: Dr Samantha Southern (contactable via swbio-dtp@bristol.ac.uk)
  • Hub Coordinator: Charlotte Richards has now left the university, and we will let you know when we have our new Hub Coordinator.  In the meantime, please contact swbio-dtp@bristol.ac.uk and our Hub Manager will be here to help you.

Central groups (local DTP representatives are part of these groups):

The SWBio DTP Management Group is chaired by the Director and has representatives from each of the partners. The Management Group is responsible for strategic and operational oversight of the programme.

University/Research Organisation  
Director (Chair) Prof Jon Lane
Deputy Director Dr Heather Whitney
Hub Manager Dr Samantha Southern
Bristol Prof Christiane Berger-Schaffitzel
Bath Prof Robert Kelsh
Cardiff Prof Rob Honey
Exeter Prof James Wakefield
Rothamsted Research Dr Laura Cardenas
Marine Biological Association (MBA) Dr Glen Wheeler
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) Dr Ruth Airs
Swansea University Prof Bill Griffiths
UCB Dr Tom Crabbe
University of the West of England (UWE) Prof Aniko Varadi

The SWBio DTP Implementation Group is made up members from the SWBio DTP partners and chaired by the Deputy Director. The main responsibility of the group is to implement the programme which includes delivering training and cohort building activities.

University/Research Organisation  
Deputy Director (Chair) Dr Heather Whitney
Hub Manager Dr Samantha Southern
Bath Prof Mark Lindsay
Bristol Dr Christoph Grueter
Cardiff Prof Helen White-Cooper
Exeter Dr Steve Porter
Rothamsted Research Dr Mark Wilkinson
Marine Biological Association (MBA) Dr Glen Wheeler
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) Dr Ruth Airs
Swansea Prof Yuquin Wang
University of the West of England (UWE) Prof Aniko Varadi 

 

The SWBio DTP Operational Group is made up postgraduate support and finance members from the SWBio DTP partners and chaired by the Hub Manager. The main responsibility of the group is to support the management and co-ordination of the programme.

Finance contact:

University/Research Organisation  
Hub Manager (Chair) Dr Samantha Southern
Bath
Bristol
Cardiff
Exeter
Rothamsted Research
Marine Biological Association (MBA)
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
Swansea
  • Postgraduate team contact: Amy Rowland (postgraduate-research@swansea.ac.uk)
  • Finance contact: Julie Pugsley
University of the West of England (UWE)

 

Other groups:

The External Advisory Group is chaired by Dr Mike Hann and has both academic and industrial representatives. The External Advisory Group provides reflective input and advice to the Management Group to contribute to the strategic development of the DTP.

University/Organisation  
Evotec Dr John Barker
GlaxoSmithKline (Chair) Dr Mike Hann
Belchim Crop Protection Chris Gamble
University of Oxford Prof Gail Preston

The role of the Research Theme Champions are to build cross-institutional cross-year group networks and to create and identify training opportunities around three research themes.

 

Research theme   University/Research Organisation
Agriculture and the Environment Prof Dan Bebber Exeter
Animal Behaviour and In Vivo Studies Prof Emma Robinson Bristol
Biomolecular and Biophysical Studies Dr Chris Pudney Bath

 

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group (EDIG) is to provide reflective input and advice to support Equality, Diversity and Inclusion throughout all aspects of the DTP programme.  Membership includes those who play an active local EDI role, and are representative of the different types of institutions within our partnership.

University/Organisation  
Director (Chair)  Prof Jon Lane 
Deputy Director Dr Heather Whitney
Hub Manager Dr Samantha Southern
University of Bristol (Student Inclusion Manager) Alex O'Driscoll
Plymouth Marine Laboratory Dr Ruth Airs
Swansea University Dr Rhiannon Owen
EDI Student Champion Ryan Biscocho