Information and communication technologies (ICT) contacts
ICT Sciences contacts
The ICT Team comprises of three Senior Portfolio Managers and eight Portfolio Managers and is led by the Head of Theme which is Sam Francis.
If you have not 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, or maybe you are concerned about the progress of a proposal, or want to know more about our relevant strategies or wish 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, below to see who might be best to talk to if you have any concerns or questions.
James Dracott, Head of ICT
James has worked across EPSRC and UKRI since 2014. He took over as Head of ICT in 2020.
Natasha Richardson - Senior Portfolio Manager
Natasha.Richardson@epsrc.ukri.org; 01793 444362
Jessica Bonham - Senior Portfolio Manager
Jessica.Bonham@epsrc.ukri.org; 01793 444553
Jessica joined EPSRC and the ICT Theme in February 2019 and is the Business Champion for the MIQS cluster and co-ordinates Centres of Excellence. Jessica manages the following Research Areas:
- Human Communication in ICT
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Natural Language Processing (NLP)
- Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (PUC)
- Speech Technology
Renée van de Locht - Senior Portfolio Manager
Renee.email@example.com; 01793 444087
Renée joined EPSRC in 2014 and the ICT Theme as a Senior Portfolio Manager since 2017. Renée coordinates the ICT Peer Review including standard mode panels and works closely with the AI team to manage the strategy for ICT in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Laura Cadman - Portfolio Manager
Laura.Cadman@epsrc.ukri.org; 01793 444299
Laura joined EPSRC and the ICT Theme in 2017 and coordinates the Future Intelligent Technologies cross-ICT priority. Laura supports Renée in managing the strategy for ICT in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and manages the following Research Areas:
Maryam Crabbe-Mann - Portfolio Manager
Maryam.Crabbe-Mann@epsrc.ukri.org; 01793 444364
Maryam joined EPSRC and the ICT Theme in 2019. Maryam manages the following Research Areas:
Esther Harper - Portfolio Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org; 01793 444386
Esther joined EPSRC and the ICT theme in 2020. Esther coordinates the Cross-Disciplinarity and Co-Creation cross-ICT priority, is the ICT contact for the New Investigator Award scheme and manages the following research areas:
- Image and Vision Computing
- Graphics and Visualisation
- Vision Hearing and Other Senses
- Music and acoustic technology
Luis Lopez-Bracey - Portfolio Manager
Luis.Lopez-Bracey@epsrc.ukri.org; 01793 444247
Rhys Perry - Portfolio Manager
Rhys.Perry@epsrc.ukri.org; 01793 444466
Rhys joined EPSRC and the ICT Theme in November 2018 and is responsible for the New and Emerging areas cross-ICT priority, and contact for ICT Fellowships and manages the following research areas:
Liam Boyle - Portfolio Manager
Liam.Boyle@epsrc.ukri.org; 01793 444364
Liam joined EPSRC in July 2019 and works across both the ICT and the AI themes Liam manages the following research areas:
James Coombs OBrien - Portfolio Manager
email@example.com; 01793 442714
James’ manages the following research areas and is the conveyor for SAT.