The DTP Team

UCL is the Administrative Lead Partner of NERC DTP, with ultimate responsibility on behalf of all Partners for compliance with the DTP award agreement and for monitoring, data submission and the DTP’s training activities.

Mark Maslin


Mark Maslin is the Director of the London NERC DTP. He oversees the strategic development and Partner engagement within the DTP. Mark is a Professor of Environmental Change at UCL, a Royal Society Industrial Fellow and Executive Director of a spin-out company called Rezatec Ltd. He is the former Director of the UCL Environment Institute and Head of the Department of Geography.

Kevin Fowler

Deputy Director

Kevin Fowler is Deputy Director of The London NERC DTP. He oversees the day-to-day running of the DTP, including the training framework and cohort development. Kevin is Professor of Evolutionary Biology at UCL. A former Royal Society URF, his primary research interests are in sexual selection and sexual antagonism. He is also Chair with NERC’s Peer Review College (Evolution portfolio).

Karina Dixon

DTP Manager

Karina Dixon is the Manager of the London NERC DTP and is responsible for managing all aspects of the DTP’s admin activities and supporting the day-to-day running of the student selection process, training programme, monitoring and communications. Karina is also responsible for the liaison with local administrators at each Partner Institution to synchronise procedures across the Partnership as well as with key staff in the Research Councils and manages all the financial aspects of the Training Partnership .

Claire Asher

Innovation and Impact Officer

Claire Asher is the Innovation and Impact Officer of The London NERC DTP. She is responsible for stakeholder engagement for the DTP, including CASE partnership relations, public communications and industry and policy engagement. She manages the DTP’s online presence and the Natural Environment Blog, and teaches Skills Friday sessions on popular writing and social media. Claire is also a freelance science writer and communicator.

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