Dr Lesley Thompson

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Job title: Director
Division: Science and Engineering
Organisation: EPSRC
Tags: Staff

Dr Lesley Thompson has responsibility for managing the overall EPSRC portfolio, commissioning £740 million per year for research and postgraduate training in engineering and the physical sciences and managing our relationships with the research base.

She took over as Director in December 2006, before this she was an Associate Director Research Base which included coordinating the national capability Programmes including Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Materials, ICT and Physics and has been Head of several programmes including the Life Sciences Interface from inception.

She is a non executive director of UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS).