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 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 is Co-Director of The London NERC DTP. He oversees the day-to-day running of the DTP. Kevin is Professor of Evolutionary Biology at UCL. A former Royal Society URF, his primary research interests are in sexual selection and sexual antagonism. Recently he also served as a Panel Chair with NERC’s Peer Review College (Evolution portfolio).
Deputy Director of Training
David Thornalley is Deputy Director of The London NERC DTP. He oversees the training framework and cohort development. David is Associate Professor of Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography at UCL. His primary interests are in reconstructing Atlantic circulation and its impact on the climate system and ecosystems, on timescales spanning Ice Age cycles to decadal changes during the industrial-era.
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 Facilitator of the London NERC DTP. She project manages all of the DTP’s activities and supports the day-to-day running of the student selection process, training programme, monitoring and finances. Kate is also responsible for the liaison with local administrators at each Partner Institution to synchronise procedures across the Partnership.