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Profiles of people associated with EPSRC including Fellows, Council members and EPSRC staff. Please use the filters to customise the listing on this page.

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Liam Blackwell is Deputy Director for Quantum Technologies, with responsibility for our contribution to the UK's National Quantum Technologies Programme, for EPSRC's participation in the Clean Growth Challenge in the Industrial Strategy and ISCF.

Andrew is Director of Partnerships and leads EPSRC's strategic interactions with key partners within the university, business, regional and international sectors to ensure the successful implementation of the EPSRC Delivery Plan and the contribution this brings to the wider objectives of UKRI.  Andrew is also responsible for EPSRC’s Impact agenda and our approach to Public Engagement.


Amanda's main responsibility is to provide strategic leadership for EPSRC's engagement with business and in accelerating the impact of the research and training investments made by EPSRC. Amanda has specific corporate oversight for our relationships with Jaguar Land Rover and BAE Systems.

Joanna is the Deputy Director for Strategic Business Development at the EPSRC with a focus on new and emerging programs and projects. She is also advisor to the Executive Chair and works with many external bodies to drive forward the interests of the Engineering and Physical Sciences research community.

Katie is Deputy Director for Partnerships at EPSRC.  Her main responsibilities are to provide strategic leadership for our partnerships with universities, regional engagement and international policies.

Professor Charlotte Deane is the Deputy Executive Chair of the EPSRC and joins us on secondment from the University of Oxford where she is currently Professor of Structural Bioinformatics, and was Head of the Department of Statistics. Professor Deane is the UKRI director for the COVID-19 response.

Samantha is a Deputy Director for the Research Base at EPSRC. Her responsibilities include leadership in our Engineering, ICT, Managing the Portfolio and Research Infrastructure portfolios.

Professor Lynn Gladden is the Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and was appointed in October 2018. Professor Gladden is the Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, and a Fellow of Trinity College. Professor Gladden is also the UKRI lead for commercialisation.

Kathryn is Deputy Director at EPSRC. Working primarily on cross-council interfaces, Kathryn has oversight of EPSRC's Connected Nation delivery plan priority. Kathryn has a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, Manufacturing and SPF.

Gavin works within UKRI Finance and is the Senior Finance Business Partner supporting EPSRC. He provides strategic leadership to ensure the finance function provides effective support to EPSRC in delivering its financial objectives.

Lucy Martin is Deputy Director for Cross-Council Programmes with a focus on energy and decarbonisation and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Faraday Battery Challenge. Lucy is responsible for strategic leadership and oversight of EPSRC’s environmental sustainability research agenda.

Jane Nicholson is the Director for Research Base at EPSRC. This includes oversight of EPSRC investments in research in the core disciplines such as Engineering, Physical Sciences, ICT and Maths; research infrastructure; and its investment in support for people.

Kedar is Director for Cross-Council Programmes, with responsibility for Cross-Council themes including AI, Digital Economy, Manufacturing, Energy and Decarbonisation, Quantum Technologies and Healthcare Technologies. He works with senior colleagues across UKRI Councils, Government Departments and UKRI Centre to identify exciting new Cross-Council opportunities and to deliver collective priorities, for example in ISCF and SPF.

Adrian is Deputy Director for Planning, Operations and Governance and ensures effective business planning, operational, governance, and evaluation arrangements within EPSRC, and manages the interface with the corporate centre on operational matters to ensure that EPSRC obtains high-quality services.

Neil is EPSRC Deputy Executive Chair and Chief Operating Officer. Responsible for the development of strategy, delivery of the EPSRC programme, the day-to-day operation of EPSRC and for EPSRC's Business Critical Projects Portfolio. He is SRO for The Alan Turing Institute, Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials, UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities, Rosalind Franklin Institute and The New Cavendish Laboratory. He is a member of the Alan Turing Institute Board of Trustees and Audit Committee Chairman.

Alison is deputy director with responsibility for realising excellence in people and accessing talent through equality, diversity and inclusion delivery plan priorities. Alison is also Programme Director for the Additional Funding Programme for Mathematical Sciences and is incoming chair for the UKRI Research Careers Network and the UKRI EDI Implementation Group.

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