The SWBio DTP is governed by a selection of groups. The role of these different groups and their membership are listed below.

Governance structure of the SWBio DTP

External Advisory Group

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 / Research Organisation
GlaxoSmithKline (Chair) Dr Mike Hann
UCB Dr Tom Crabbe
DLF Seeds UK Chris Gamble
Newcastle University Prof Robert Edwards
University of Oxford Prof Gail Preston

Management Group

The SWBio DTP Management Group is chaired by the Director, Prof Leo Brady 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 Leo Brady
Bristol Prof Zafar Bashir
Bath Prof Robert Kelsh
Cardiff Prof Robert Honey
Exeter Dr James Wakefield
Rothamsted Research Dr Laura Cardenas

Implementation Group

The SWBio DTP Implementation Group is made up members from all five SWBio DTP partners and chaired by the Academic Coordinator, Prof Mark Viney. The main responsibility of the group is to implement the programme which includes delivering training and cohort building activities.

University / Research Organisation
Academic Coordinator (Chair) Prof Mark Viney
Bath Dr Chris Bailey
Bristol Dr James Hodge
Cardiff Prof Helen White-Cooper
Exeter Dr Steve Bates
Rothamsted Research Dr Lianhai Wu

Operational Group

The SWBio DTP Operational Group is made up members from all five SWBio DTP partners and chaired by the Hub Manager, Dr Samantha Southern. The main responsibility of the group is to support the management and co-ordination of the programme.

University / Research Organisation
Hub Manager (Chair) Dr Samantha Southern
Bath Simon Gane
Bristol Jess McCallum
Cardiff Amanda Rouse
Exeter Elizabeth Noon/Christine Gifford:
Rothamsted Research Donna Fellowes

Research Theme Champions

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 Dr Dan Bebber Exeter
Animal Behaviour and In Vivo Studies Dr Nadia Cerminara Bristol
Biomolecular and Biophysical Studies Dr Chris Pudney Bath

PIPS Management Team

The role of the PIPS Management Team is to provide oversight of the Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS) scheme.

University / Research Organisation
Cardiff Prof Rob Honey
Exeter CLES PGR Support Team
Rothamsted Donna Fellowes