David Delpy, Chief Executive
Professor Delpy joined EPSRC on 1 September 2007 from University College London, where he was Vice-Provost for Research.
His career at UCL started in 1972 working on an MRC funded project to develop an invasive blood pressure sensor. In 1976 as a Senior Physicist at University College Hospital he had a major responsibility for the physiological monitoring equipment in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. He became a Principal Physicist in 1982, Senior Lecturer in 1986 and in 1991 Hamamatsu Professor of Medical Photonics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering and Academy of Medical Sciences.
His research interests are in the field of physiological monitoring, especially in the development of techniques for non-invasive monitoring of tissue oxygenation and metabolism.
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Paul Golby, Chair
Paul took up the post of EPSRC Chair in April 2012 for four years. He is a fellow and Council Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the Energy Institute. He retired from E.ON December 2011.
Lesley Thompson, Director, Sciences and Engineering
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).
Dr Clive Hayter, Associate Director, Capability
Clive Hayter has a research background in materials chemistry gaining a PhD in soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy from the University of Southampton, UK and in collaboration with ICI Chemicals and Polymers. In 1996, he moved to take up a position as a principal research scientist for the UK Government.
In 1999, he joined the EPSRC initially as an Associate Programme Manager and has been involved in the management of research for the Materials, Basic Technology and Energy Research Programmes. In April 2008, he assumed current responsibilities as Associate Director, Capability.
Neil Viner, Associate Director, Leaders
Neil was formerly head of the Chemistry and Physical Sciences programmes. Prior to this he was head of the policy and analysis team and a specialist policy advisor at the Office of Science and Technology and has held a variety of strategy and operational roles within the Research Councils.
Alison Wall, Associate Director, Impact
Alison heads up the teams responsible for all the major cross-Council programmes which EPSRC leads, or is a partner. Alison was previously head of the energy programme and the lead for energy across all the Research Councils and before this, led programmes in Infrastructure and Environment, Chemistry and Large Scale Facilities and High End Computing.
Atti Emecz, Director, Strategy and Business Relationships
Attila has worked for EPSRC since its inception and has responsibility for EPSRC’s corporate strategy, communications, business relationships and evaluation activities. His early career saw him managing research portfolios in materials and he was also involved in the management of the UK's synchrotron and laser facilities. For 7 years he ran and developed EPSRC's information systems. In 2005, he was appointed as Director of Operations and under his leadership EPSRC achieved ISO 9001 quality accreditation for its peer review. In 2008, he was appointed Director of Communications, Information and Strategy and was responsible for the development of EPSRC's Strategic and Delivery Plans and for leading a number of change programmes to deliver the UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS).
Andrew Lewis, Director, Resources
Andrew joined EPSRC in November 2009. Prior to this he was Deputy Director of Finance for the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). His early career was in Local and Police Authorities.