Meet the DTP

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.

DTP Hub Team

As the University of Bristol is the lead organisation of the SWBio DTP, the DTP Hub is based at this university. The hub includes the Director, Deputy Director, Hub Manager and Hub Coordinator.  The DTP Hub plays an active membership in each of our DTP groups, as well as acting as chairs.

Jon Lane
Director

Heather Whitney
Deputy Director

Samantha Southern
Hub Manager

Rowena Ball
Hub Coordinator

Management Group

This 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.

Robert Kelsh
Bath

Christiane Berger-Schaffitzel
Bristol

Rob Honey
Cardiff

James Wakefield
Exeter

Laura Cardenas
Rothamsted

Glen Wheeler
MBA

Ruth Airs
PML

Bill Griffiths
Swansea

Tom Crabbe
UCB

Aniko Varadi
UWE

Implementation Group

This group is chaired by the Deputy Director and has representatives from each of the partners who host students. The Implementation Group is responsible for implementing the programme which includes delivering the taught year, PIPS/CASE schemes, training and cohort building activities.

Mark Lindsay
Bath

Christoph Greuter
Bristol

Helen White-Cooper
Cardiff

Steve Porter
Exeter

Mark Wilkinson
Rothamsted

Glen Wheeler
MBA

Ruth Airs
PML

Yuqin Wang
Swansea

Aniko Varadi
UWE

Our other groups (please click the relevant group name below to see further information):

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.

University/Research Organisation  
Hub Manager (Chair) 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/Sian Wheatley-Davies (pgr-finance@swansea.ac.uk)
University of the West of England (UWE)

 

The External Advisory Group is chaired by 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 John Barker
GlaxoSmithKline (Chair) Mike Hann
Olmix Group Chris Gamble
University of Oxford 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 Dan Bebber Exeter
Animal Behaviour and In Vivo Studies Emma Robinson Bristol
Biomolecular and Biophysical Studies Chris Pudney Bath

 

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Group, chaired by the Director, is to provide reflective input and advice to support EDI 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  
University of Bristol Alex O'Driscoll
Plymouth Marine Laboratory Ruth Airs
Swansea University Rhiannon Owen
EDI Student Champion Ryan Biscocho