Team Members

Mark Maslin

DTP Grant Holder

Mark Maslin is the Grant holder of the London NERC DTP.  

Full Profile ...

Mark Maslin

Director, The London NERC DTP

Full Profile ...

Kevin Fowler

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.

Full Profile ...

Kevin Fowler

Deputy Director, The London NERC DTP

Full Profile ...

David Thornalley

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... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Tom Mitchell

Professor in Earthquake Geology and Rock Physics, University College London

Tom is a Reader in Earthquake Geology and Rock Physics. His research focus on the experimental deformation of rocks under simulated geological conditions, in order to help interpret natural processes such as faulting and earthquake mechanics and detailed field studies on the structure and properties of strike-slip fault zones over a range of scales to... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Stefan Engels

Senior Lecturer (Department of Geography), Birkbeck, University of London

Stefan is a Lecturer in Physical and Environmental Geography and teaches modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Stefan’s research focusses on the study of natural archives such as lake sediment records and peat bogs to reconstruct climate change and ecosystem dynamics on time-scales ranging from the previous interglacial (ca 125 thousand years ago) to... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Charlie Bristow

Professor of Sedimentology, Birkbeck University of London

I study modern and ancient sedimentary environments in order to improve understanding of sedimentation and erosion. Quantifying rates of sedimentation and erosion are fundamental to understanding and predicting the short to medium term evolution of sedimentary systems, inform management of environments and habitats, and will also help in the interpretation of ancient sedimentary rocks. Combining... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Tom Miller

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Sciences, Brunel University London

As an interdisciplinary scientist with a background in biology and analytical chemistry, Dr Miller’s research interests are focussed on the impact of chemicals in the environment and the interaction this chemical stress has with other environmental stressors. His expertise lies in small molecule mass spectrometry to determine chemicals found in the environment (especially in wildlife)... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Andreas Kortenkamp

Professor In Human Toxicology, Brunel University of London

A Professor of Human Molecular Toxicology, his research interest falls into three broad areas: understanding the combined effects of mixtures of environmental pollutants on human health and wildlife, developing strategies for handling mixtures in chemicals regulation, and dissecting the events important in hormonal carcinogenesis.

Full Profile ...

Chris Carbone

Biodiversity & Macroecology Theme Head, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology

Chris’s research combines theoretical approaches and comparative analyses to look at broad scale patterns in ecology related to body size, diet and trophic level. His recent work has focused the body size scaling of prey selection and abundance in predators, and patterns in animal space use. He also works with projects examining human-wildlife interactions particularly... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Mark Mulligan

Professor of Physical & Environmental Geography, King's College London

Professor Mark Mulligan completed his undergraduate degree in geography at the University of Bristol from 1988-1991. After a brief period in the rainforests of Brunei with the then Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Brunei Rainforest Expedition, he moved to King’s for his PhD on ‘Modelling hydrology and vegetation change in a degraded semi-arid area’, supervised by... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Nick Drake

Professor of Physical Geography, King's College London

Professor Nick Drake obtained his BSc (Honours) in Environmental Science at Plymouth Polytechnic and Master of Applied Science in Geochemical Exploration from the University of New South Wales. From 1986 to 1992, he worked as a research fellow conducting remote sensing research at the Department of Geography, Reading University. During this time he completed a part-time... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Nick Drake

King's College, London

Full Profile ...

Helen Robertson

Head of Postgraduate Studies, The Natural History Museum

After completing an MSci in Biological Sciences, Helen stayed on at UCL to undertake a PhD focusing on the evolution of marine worms belonging to the Xenacoelomorpha. Following her PhD she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, and the University of Chicago, where she focused on the evolution of gene regulation... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Eileen Cox

Head of Postgraduate Studies, The Natural History Museum

Following a BSc in Botany at Bristol University, Eileen’s PhD research focussed on diatoms, a highly successful group of eukaryotic, silica-walled, essentially unicellular algae that occur in almost all illuminated, aquatic habitats. Following a Postdoctoral research fellowship in Oxford, she held a Royal Society European Exchange fellowship, working with the Biologische Anstalt Helgoland Litoralstation, List/Sylt,... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Mark Trimmer

Professor of Biogeochemistry, Queen Mary University of London

Professor of Biochemistry, Director of Research, Mark Trimmer’s research is aimed at unravelling the complexities of these life-sustaining cycles, from the pristine chalk streams of England to the tropical oceans. Using natural isotopes of these bio-elements to track their cycling across these diverse aquatic ecosystems and molecular techniques to probe their underlying microbial ecology. Mark... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Danielle Schreve

Director of the Centre for Quaternary Research, Royal Holloway University of London

Danielle is a vertebrate palaeontologist and specialist in Quaternary mammals. Her research focuses on the fossil mammal record from the last 2.5 million years, combining biostratigraphy (the use of fossil assemblages as a dating tool), palaeoecology, taphonomy and the interaction of past mammalian communities with early humans. The framework she has developed now forms a... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

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... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Kate Moore

DTP Co-ordinator

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... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Becky Briant

Birkbeck, University of London

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography with a specific focus on Quaternary Science. She works on Quaternary palaeoevironments, river activity, modelling and dating techniques. She is the Meetings Officer for the Quaternary Research Association and also involved in the Fluvial Archives Group (FLAG) and FACSIMILE (Field And Computer SIMulation in Landscape Evolution) network. Expert in Quaternary... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Andy Carter

Birkbeck University of London

Full Profile ...

Mark Chase

FRS, Keeper of the Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Widely recognised as a distinguished scientist in his field, Professor Mark Chase FRS has extensive experience in plant science and has held this role since August 2006. He has contributed to many publications and was lead author of the landmark 1993 paper on seed plant phylogenetics that began the molecular revolution leading to the reclassification... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Saswata Hier-Majumder

Senior Lecturer in Geophysics, Royal Holloway

Full Profile ...

Pavel Kratina

Queen Mary University of London

Pavel Kratina is a Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology at Queen Mary University of London. His earlier work identified and tested ecological mechanisms that enhance the prevalence of weak interaction strengths in nature and explained how diversity per se stabilizes diverse ecosystems. As a past NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia (Canada), Pavel... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Susan Jobling

Head of the Institute for the Environment, Brunel University

Susan is Head of the Institute for the Environment at Brunel University, London. She is a leading scientist with particular expertise and over 20 years experience in the biological effects of environmental pollutants, particularly those present in water and has published some of the most highly cited papers in this area in the last two... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Paula Rudall

Head, Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology, Kew

Full Profile ...

Danielle Schreve

Director of the Centre for Quaternary Research, Royal Holloway University of London

Full Profile ...

Elisabete Silva

Lecturer in Human Toxicology, Brunel University

Full Profile ...

Martin Wooster

Department of Geography, King’s College London

Full Profile ...

Martin Wooster

Department of Geography, King’s College London

Martin Wooster joined the Department of Geography in 1998 on a lectureship funded by the NERC Earth Observation Science Initiative (one of four such lectureships awarded nationally in the UK). In 2005 he was appointed Professor of Earth Observation Science at King’s College London. Martin holds a BSc in Physics (Bristol) and an MSc in... Read More ›

Full Profile ...

Stay informed

Click here to subscribe to our RSS newsletter by email.


Find Us

University College London is the administrative lead.

North-West Wing, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Follow us on Twitter