UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences


Research board

Research in the Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences is coordinated by the Faculty Research Board.

The Board exists to:

  1. Advise the Dean and Vice-Dean (Research) and develop a strategic view of the Faculty’s current research priorities and future opportunities, taking account of the University’s Research Strategy.
  2. Promote the Faculty’s research excellence and its profile internally and externally.
  3. Review and support the Faculty’s contribution to cross-Faculty activities and interact with the wider College with respect to general initiatives (including equipment bids).
  4. Provide strategy and organisation for the preparation of institutional and government assessments of research.
  5. Act as the planning Committee for the Faculty and to work with the Departments to identify and support the most appropriate portfolio of research within the Faculty
  6. Develop and implement policies in relation to any research budget held at Faculty level, including optimising the overhead recovery rate.
  7. Advise on the Research Festival and Colloquium series.
  8. Each Department will have one representative on the RB, who will be appointed by the HoD and report to him/her.

Appointment to the board is for 2 years, with the possibility of extension for 2 additional years.

The board is chaired by the Vice-Dean (Research), and it meets once per Term. Research Board meetings are also attended by the BEAMS research facilitators.


ChairAndrew Willsa.s.wills@ucl.ac.uk
Dean of FacultyIvan Parkini.p.parkin@ucl.ac.uk
Chemistry    Helen Hailesh.c.hailes@ucl.ac.uk
Earth SciencesJohn Brodholtj.brodholt@ucl.ac.uk
London Centre for NanotechnologyAndrew Fisherandrew.fisher@ucl.ac.uk
STSJoe Cainj.cain@ucl.ac.uk
Statistical ScienceSerge Guillass.guillas@ucl.ac.uk
MathematicsRod Halburdr.halburd@ucl.ac.uk
Physics and AstronomyDr David Cassidyd.cassidy@ucl.ac.uk
Space and Climate PhysicsProfessor Mark Cropperm.cropper@ucl.ac.uk
Space and Climate PhysicsProfessor Lucie Greenlucie.green@ucl.ac.uk
BEAMS Research Facilitation TeamDr Jennifer Hazeltonj.hazelton@ucl.ac.uk