Information and communication technologies (ICT) contacts
Samantha Francis, Head of ICT
Sam has worked at EPSRC since 2007. She took over leading the ICT Theme in 2017.
ICT Theme team
Working with Sam, there is a team of three Senior Portfolio Managers and seven Portfolio Managers. If you haven't found an answer to your question on these web pages or you just want to get in touch then please email or call one of us. If the research area of your interest is not managed by one of our Portfolio Managers, please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Each Portfolio Manager is responsible for a different section of the research portfolio as listed below. If you have questions relating to a specific Research Area, maybe you are concerned about the progress of a proposal, maybe you want to know more about our relevant strategies or maybe you want to invite us to something important in the area, then please get in touch with the Portfolio Manager looking after your area. We are always happy to talk to you and will endeavour to answer any queries as soon as we can.
Different schemes and different parts of our strategy are also looked after by different Portfolio Managers. Have a look at our responsibilities, listed below to see who might be best to talk to if you have concerns or questions, maybe relating to a specific scheme e.g. first grants or a strategy e.g. developing leaders, which aren't Research Area-specific.
If you can't find who or what you're looking for please still get in touch by emailing and we will point you in the right direction.
Michael Barclay, Portfolio Manager
Michael.Barclay@epsrc.ukri.org; 01793 444544
Michael joined EPSRC and the ICT Theme in 2017 as a Portfolio Manager. Michael coordinates the Data-Enabled Decision-Making cross-ICT priority and is the Theme contact for ICT Balancing Capability activities. Michael coordinates the ICT SAT. Michael manages the following Research Areas:
Natasha Richardson, Senior Portfolio Manager
Natasha.Richardson@epsrc.ukri.org; 01793 444362
Natasha has re-joined EPSRC in 2018. She has worked within the Research Councils since 2001. Natasha manages the strategy for Cyber Security and coordinates Safe and Secure ICT and she manages the following research areas:
Laura Cadman, Portfolio Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org 01793 444299
Laura joined EPSRC and the ICT Theme in 2017 as a Portfolio Manager. Laura coordinates the Future Intelligent Technologies cross-ICT priority. Laura is Theme contact for the New Investigator Award. Laura manages the following Research Areas:
Vacancy, Portfolio Manager
Research areas in this portfolio:
If you have any enquiries regarding the above research areas, please contact another member of the ICT or email the ICT mailbox, and we will get back to you.
Jessica Bonham, Senior Portfolio Manager
Jessica.Bonham@epsrc.ukri.org; 01793 444553
Jessica joined EPSRC and the ICT Theme in February 2019. Jessica is the Business Champion for the MIQS cluster and is also the Impact and International lead for the ICT team.
Jessica coordinates the following Research Areas:
Jo Holbourn, Portfolio Manager
email@example.com 01793 444397
Jo joined EPSRC in 2017 as a Portfolio Manager in the ICT theme. Jo is responsible for the ICT theme Building Leaders strategy and the ICT Discipline Hopping Call. She is the theme contact for the ICT Fellowships and Strategic Equipment Schemes. Jo also manages the international scheme CHIST-ERA as well as the following research areas:
- Image and Vision Computing
- Computer Graphics and Visualisation
- Vision Hearing and Other Senses
- Speech Technologies
- Biological Informatics
Renée van de Locht: Senior Portfolio Manager
Renee.firstname.lastname@example.org; 01793 444087
Renée joined EPSRC in 2014 and has worked in the ICT Theme as a Senior Portfolio Manager since 2017. Renée coordinates the ICT Peer Review including standard mode panels. Renée manages the strategy of the following topics:
Luis Lopez-Bracey, Portfolio Manager
Luis.Lopez-Bracey@epsrc.ukri.org; 01793 444247
- RF and Microwave Devices
- RF and Microwave Communications
- ICT Networks and Distributed Systems
- Pervasive and Ubiquitous Systems
Sarah Newman, Portfolio Manager
Sarah.Newman@epsrc.ukri.org; 01793 444581
Sarah joined EPSRC in 2015 and has worked in the ICT Theme as a Portfolio Manager since January 2016. Sarah coordinates the Cross-Disciplinarity and Co-Creation cross-ICT priority and is the Theme contact for Remit Queries. Sarah leads on the Theme’s Equality and Diversity activities and supports Jessica with the Theme's Impact activities. She also coordinates the Themes’ Responsible Innovation in ICT activity and manages the following Research Areas:
Rhys Perry, Portfolio Manager
Rhys.Perry@epsrc.ukri.org; 01793 444466
Rhys joined EPSRC and the ICT Theme in November 2018 as a Portfolio Manager. Rhys is responsible for the New and Emerging areas cross-ICT priority, supports Jo Holbourn as contact for ICT Fellowships and manages the following research areas:
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Programming Languages and Compilers
- Architectures and Operating Systems
Cross-ICT team priorities
The cross-ICT priorities are managed by the whole ICT team. If you have any questions about them please email the Portfolio Manager who is responsible for the priority as listed above, or the ICT mailbox, and we will get back to you.