Mathematical sciences contacts

Head of Theme, Mathematical Sciences Capability Delivery

Katie Blaney (01793 444378)

Katie joined EPSRC in November 2008 after completing a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Southampton. She spent a number of years managing portfolios of research and working with communities to develop strategies as well as working across the remit of EPSRC to help communicate opportunities to accelerate impact in roles as a Portfolio Manager within the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Theme and as a Senior Manager in both the Engineering and Impact teams.

Katie has been the Head of Mathematical Sciences since January 2018, a role which involves overseeing the funding of mathematical sciences research, including partnerships with other disciplines, PhD training and working with the UK community to identify and develop new opportunities.

Senior Portfolio Managers

Matt Lodge (01793 444356)

Matt started working for EPSRC in January 2012 with responsibility for Communications within the ICT theme. One of his following roles was as Senior Manager for Business Engagement and currently he is a Portfolio Manager in the Mathematical Sciences theme. Among his responsibilities Matt manages Big Data, the Mathematical Sciences International strategy and Complexity Science as a research area:

  • Centre for Doctoral Training
  • Big Data
  • International Scheme
  • Research areas:
    • Complexity Science

Ruqaiyah Patel (01793 444029)

Ruqaiyah joined EPSRC in January 2015 as a Portfolio Manager within the Engineering Theme. Since August 2018, she has worked in the Mathematical Sciences Theme as a Senior Portfolio Manager. For EPSRC, Ruqaiyah manages the strategy for Artificial Intelligence and is the EPSRC Programme Grant scheme owner. Her main responsibilities within the Mathematical Sciences theme, she is responsible for:

  • Programme Grant Scheme owner
  • Mathematical Sciences SAT Interactions
  • Programme Grant Scheme for Mathematical Sciences and ICT
  • Artificial Intelligence Strategy

Portfolio Managers

Laura McDonnell (01793 444268)

Laura joined EPSRC and the Mathematical Sciences Team as a Portfolio Manager in January 2018. She has the following responsibilities within the team:

  • Accelerating Impact
  • New Investigator Award
  • Research areas:
    • Statistics and Probability
    • Operational Research

Ruvimbo Gamanya (01793 444212)

Ruvimbo joined EPSRC and the Mathematical Sciences Team in September 2018 as a Portfolio Manager with the responsibility for Applied Mathematics managing the following Research Areas:

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Non-Linear Systems
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Continuum Mechanics

Tom Robinson (01793 442892)

Tom works at the Mathematical Sciences Team since November 2017. He is responsible for the Fellowships scheme, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I), Balancing Capability and Remit Queries. Tom also manages the Pure Mathematics, Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics portfolios with the following Research Areas:

  • Algebra
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Number Theory
  • Logic and Combinatorics

Joseph Westwood (01793 444286)

Joseph joined EPSRC and the Mathematical Sciences team in November 2018. Joseph's portfolio includes the following research areas:

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Mathematical Analysis

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