Meet our Team

The success of the MRC DTP is made possible by the collaborative work of Theme Leads, Researchers and high-achieving students, guided by a dedicated Management Team.

Director

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Prof Sandrine Thuret

MRC Doctoral Training Partnership Director

Management

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Elena Allen

MRC Doctoral Training Partnership Manager

Elena is responsible for managing the DTP team and maintains oversight of all activity in the DTP, including adherence to MRC regulations, expected outcomes, reports, student recruitment, progress and training and budget management. 

Megan Davies

MRC Doctoral Training Partnership Coordinator

Megan is the first point of contact for all students, providing information and support to our current students. Megan manages all taught components of the programme, including the MRes year, planning of workshops, assessments, deadlines, grades, and feedback. 

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Samuel White

MRC Doctoral Training Partnership Administrator

Sam provides essential administrative support to all areas of the DTP to ensure the smooth running of the programme. 

Academic Leads

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Dr Cynthia Andoniadou

CM-HD Co-lead

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Dr Tracey Mitchell

CM-HD Co-lead

Professor Francesca Happe MRC DTP Theme 2 Lead
Prof Francesca Happe

NS-MH Co-lead

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NS-MH Co-lead

Professor Cathy Shanahan Theme 3 Lead
Prof Cathy Shanahan

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead

Dr Sebastien Roujol

BE-MI Co-lead

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Dr Tim Witney

BE-MI Co-lead

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Dr Baljinder Mankoo

Director of Training

iCASE Team

Dr Steve Niederer MRC DTP iCase Lead
Prof Steve Niederer

Director of Industrial Partnerships

Dr Francesca Capon MRC DTP Theme 1 iCASE Lead
Dr Francesca Capon

iCASE Team

Theme Teams