Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


Governing Council

The London NERC DTP Governing Council has the role of the overseeing body and includes Vice-Provosts/Principals of Research (or equivalent) from each Partner Institution, a NERC representative, two representatives from our Case Partners, and ex-officio the Director and the Administrative Manager. The Council meets biannually and considers strategic direction, additional funding, summaries of studentship allocations, student feedback and the Partnership’s activities.

Chair & Core Team
Professor David Bogle (Pro-Vice-Provost, Doctoral School, UCL)

Professor Mark Maslin (London NERC DTP Grant holder, UCL)

Professor Kevin Fowler (London NERC DTP Director, UCL)

Professor David Thornalley (Deputy Director of Training, London NERC DTP, UCL)

Governing Council Members 
Professor Julian Swann (Pro-Vice Master for Research, Birkbeck, University of London)

Professor Hua Zhao (Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Brunel University London)

Professor Johan du Toit (Director of Science, Institute of Zoology)

Professor Martin Wooster (Professor of Earth Observation Science, King’s College London)

Professor Anjali Goswami (Dean of Postgraduate Education and Research Leader in Life Sciences, Natural History Museum)

Dr Akram Alomainy (Deputy Dean for Research, Queen Mary University of London)

Professor Dawn Watling (Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Postgraduate Research), Royal Holloway University of London)

Ms Sarah Daly (CEO, Sustainability and training expert, SD21 ltd)

Mr Richard Potter (CTO, Microsoft AI/Machine learning)