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.
London NERC DTP Director
Kevin Fowler is Director of The London NERC DTP, overseeing the day-to-day running of the partnership. Kevin is Professor of Evolutionary Biology at UCL and a former Royal Society URF, his primary research interests are in sexual selection and sexual antagonism.
London NERC DTP Deputy Director of Training
David Thornalley is Deputy Director of The London NERC DTP. He oversees the training framework and cohort development. David is a Professor of Ocean and Climate Science in the department of Geography at UCL. The central focus of his research is investigating the ocean and its role in the climate system, to allow us to improve predictions of future climate change and take the necessary steps to protect our environment.
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 .
Kate Moore is the Co-ordinator of the London NERC DTP and supports the manager with the day-to-day running of the DTP. Her key areas of responsibility are the administration of the London NERC DTP; co-ordination of the studentship competition and processes; maintaining and updating the DTP website. Kate is also responsible for providing general student support, overseeing the organisation of the undergraduate REP scheme and liaising with external associate partners to establish CASE partnerships and internships.