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.
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.
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.
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.
|Hub Manager (Chair)||Dr Samantha Southern|
|Marine Biological Association (MBA)||
|Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)||
|University of the West of England (UWE)|
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.
|Evotec||Dr John Barker|
|GlaxoSmithKline (Chair)||Dr Mike Hann|
|Olmix Group||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.
|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|