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I love doing research because it’s like detective work but without the blood. I like trying to find the little clues to how Nature works – clues that are often scattered, well hidden, but sometimes blindingly obvious yet ignored. For me this quest often involves first thinking of ways to build really big datasets, for example piecing together multiple studies into a meta-analysis, or mining old historical data sets and compiling them to build long time series.

Dr Angus Atkinson
Marine Ecologist

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Mark Butcher

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Dan Crockett

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Nigel Godefroy FCA

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Paul James

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Dr Bev MacKenzie

Board Member

Janice Timberlake

Chair of the Board

Dr Jyotika Virmani

Board Member

Professor Icarus Allen

Chief Executive of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and PML Applications Ltd

Geri Laing

PA to the Directorate & Company Secretary Assistant

Duncan McFarlane

Legal Contracts Officer

Beverly Tremain

Director of Operations & Company Secretary

Professor Steve Widdicombe

Director of Science and Deputy Chief Executive

Professor Nicola Beaumont

Head of Science - Sea and Society
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Dr Jerry Blackford

Head of Science: Marine Systems Modelling
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Ben Calton

Head of Geospatial Applications - PML Applications Ltd
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Professor Steve Groom

Head of Science - Earth Observation
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Professor Pennie Lindeque

Head of Science: Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
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Dr Tim Smyth

Head of Science - Marine Biogeochemistry and Observations
tjsm3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Ruth Airs

Marine Biogeochemist and Head of Postgraduate Studies
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Dr Yuri Artioli

Marine Ecosystem Modeller
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Dr Angus Atkinson

Marine Ecologist
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Dr Elizabeth C. Atwood

Earth Observation Data Analyst
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Dr Muchamad Al Azhar

Ocean Modeller
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Amanda Beesley

Zooplankton analyst
abee3/25/2023 10:56:16

Professor Tom Bell

Ocean-atmosphere biogeochemist
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Dr Lauren Biermann

Earth Observation Scientist
lbi3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Zara Botterell

PhD Fellow
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Dr Sarah Breimann

Analytical chemist
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Dr Stefanie Broszeit

Marine ecosystem services researcher
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Ian Brown

Marine Chemist
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Dr Andrei Chuprin

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Dr James Clark

Marine Ecosystem Modeller
jcl3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Dan Clewley

Earth Observation Research Software Engineer
dac3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Matthew Cole

Senior Marine Ecologist and Ecotoxicologist
mcol3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Rachel Coppock

Marine Ecologist
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Dr Lee de Mora

Marine Ecosystem Modeller
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Dr Marius Dewar

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Andrew Edwards-Jones

Social Scientist
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Elaine Fileman

Plankton Ecologist
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Dr Helen Findlay

Biological Oceanographer
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Dr James Fishwick

Head of Smart Sound Plymouth and Head of Operations and Technology, Western Channel Observatory
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Professor Kevin Flynn

Marine Plankton Ecologist
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Dr Elizabeth Gabe-Thomas

Environmental Psychologist
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Dr Giovanni Galli

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Dr Anwesha Ghosh

Microbial Ecologist

Carolyn Harris

Analytical Chemist
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Dr Frances E. Hopkins

Marine biogeochemist
fhop3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Ben Howey

Earth Observation Data Analyst
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Dr Thomas Jackson

Remote Sensing and Ocean Optics Scientist
thja3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Molly James

Marine Ecosystems Modeller
moja3/25/2023 10:56:16

William Jay

Airborne Earth Observation Data Analyst
wja3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Bror Jonsson

Senior scientist
brj3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Thomas Jordan

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Susan Kay

Numerical Modeller
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Dr Vassilis Kitidis

Marine biogeochemist
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Dr Gemma Kulk

Phytoplankton physiologist
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Dr Andrey Kurekin

Marine Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Peter Land

Remote Sensing Scientist
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Dr Angus Laurenson

Scientific Python Guru
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Dr Gennadi Lessin

Marine System Modeller
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Dr Yaru Li

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Dr Junfang Lin

Earth Observation Scientist
junl3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Xiaohan Liu

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Thomas Mansfield

Data Systems Architect
tma3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Océane Marcone

Social Science Researcher
ocm3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Nicola Martin

Senior Earth Observation Research Software Engineer
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Dr Victor Martinez-Vicente

Bio-optical oceanographer
vmv3/25/2023 10:56:16

Aser Mata

Earth Observation Scientist
asm3/25/2023 10:56:16

Andrea McEvoy

Benthic Ecologist
ajmc3/25/2023 10:56:16

Louise McNeill

Benthic Ecologist and Faunal Taxonomist
clmc3/25/2023 10:56:16

Thomas Mesher

Macrofaunal Ecologist
thm3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Rebecca Millard

Digital Marine Biologist (Bioinformatician)
bmi3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Peter Miller

Marine Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr David Moffat

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Data Scientist
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Joana Nunes

Benthic Ecologist
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Dr Benjamin O'Driscoll

Data Visualisation and GIS Developer
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Keila Guillen Oñate

Environmental Economist
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Dr Matthew Palmer

Lead for Environmental Digital Science
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Silvia Pardo

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Helen Parry

Molecular Biologist and Physiologist
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Dr Dale Partridge

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Christine Pascoe

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Jani Pewter

Instrument and Data Technician

Dr Helen Powley

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Dr Graham Quartly

Physical oceanographer (Remote sensing)
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Dr Ana M Queirós

Senior Marine and Climate Change Ecologist
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Dr Andy Rees

Marine biogeochemist
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Dr Olivia Rendón

Environmental Economist
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Dr Mahasweta Saha

Marine Chemical Ecologist
msa3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Sevrine Sailley

Ecosystem modeller
sesa3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

Merit Remote Sensing Scientist
ssat3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Nick Selmes

Earth Observation Scientist
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Professor Stefan Simis

Earth Observation Scientist (inland/coastal waters)
stsi3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Jozef Skakala

Ecosystem modeller
jos3/25/2023 10:56:16

Darren Snee

Data and Web Services Engineer
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Dr Paul J. Somerfield

pjso3/25/2023 10:56:16

Emma Sullivan

Earth Observation Scientist
emsu3/25/2023 10:56:16

Claire Szostek

Ecosystem Services Scientist
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Dr Karen Tait

Microbial Ecologist
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Dr Liz Talbot

Marine Ecologist
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Dr Glen Tarran

Marine microbial ecologist
gat3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Varunan Theenathayalan

Earth Observation Scientist
vath3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Gavin H Tilstone

Bio-optical oceanographer
ghti3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Ricardo Torres

Systems Modeller Data Assimilation
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Peter Walker

Remote Sensing scientist
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Dr Mark Warren

Remote sensing scientist
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Joanna Warwick

Post-doctoral researcher
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Michael Wathen

Research Software Engineer
miwa3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Stephen Watson

Ecosystems Services Scientist
stw3/25/2023 10:56:16

Claire Widdicombe

Plankton Ecologist
clst3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Robert Wilson

Ecosystem Modeller
rwi3/25/2023 10:56:16

E. Malcolm S. Woodward

Chemical oceanographer
emsw3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Ming-Xi Yang

Chemical Oceanographer
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Divya Viswam Ambili

MRes student
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Shauna Corr

PhD student
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Emilie Courtecuisse

PhD student
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Jasmin Dorinda

PhD student
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Heather Emberson-Marl

MSc student
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Daniel Ford

PhD Student
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Hannah Green

PhD Student

Anneliese Hodge

MRes student
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George Manville

PhD student

Hayley McIlwraith

PhD student

Francesco Pallottino

PhD Student
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Paula Pereira

Research intern
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Sreelekshmy Shylaja

MRes student
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Natalie Smith

PhD student
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Oliver Thomas

PhD student
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Chris Walkinshaw

PhD Student
chw3/25/2023 10:56:16

Sian Coughlin

Head of Financial Services

Jacqueline Cullum

Accounts Officer

Justine Dolling

Financial Controller

Samantha Farrell

Contracts Administrator

Duncan McFarlane

Legal Contracts Officer

Mihaela Panaete

Accounts Officer

Dean Richards

Finance Manager

Marta Weremczuk

Accounts Officer

James Lord

Fundraising Development Officer
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Lesley Nel

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Graham Beddoe

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Lee Merchant

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Dr Rachael Rees

Science Facilities Manager

Valerie Barlow

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Hannah Evans

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Elizabeth Hamilton

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Maddie Riley

Human Resources Administrator

Dr Ruth Calder-Potts

Research & Impact Services Officer
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Christina Devereux

Science Support Office Manager
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Suzanne Hawkins

Science Support Officer
suh3/25/2023 10:56:16

Jessica Heard

Research & Impact Services Manager
jessh3/25/2023 10:56:16

Meryl Hopper

Science Support Officer
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Jennifer Lockett

Head of Integrated Research, Impact & Support Services
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Emily Widdecombe

Research & Impact Services Officer
ewi3/25/2023 10:56:16

Cathy Woods

Science Support Officer
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Joe Bishop

Windows server systems & infrastructure specialist

Liam Gilbard

System and Applications Developer

Gary Holder

Head of ITG

John Jury

IT Customer Support Specialist

Dr Matt Frost

Head of International Office
mafr3/25/2023 10:56:16

Thecla Keizer

Deputy Head International Office & International Marketing and Business Development Executive
tke3/25/2023 10:56:16

Tristan Jaycock

Marine engineer
trj3/25/2023 10:56:16

Andrew Pawley

scme3/25/2023 10:56:16

Andrew Perkin

ajpe3/25/2023 10:56:16

Georgina Ramm

Deputy Skipper and Ships Science Officer
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Gary Stevens

gstev3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dawn Ashby

Senior Communications Officer
daas3/25/2023 10:56:16

Kelly-Marie Davidson

Senior Communications Officer
kdav3/25/2023 10:56:16

Daniel Jones

Head of Marketing & Communications
dajo3/25/2023 10:56:16

Thecla Keizer

Deputy Head International Office & International Marketing and Business Development Executive
tke3/25/2023 10:56:16

Megan Thompson

Web Project Assistant
mth3/25/2023 10:56:16

Jon White

jowa3/25/2023 10:56:16

Ari Winfield

Digital Communications & Social Media Specialist
awi3/25/2023 10:56:16

Ben Calton

Head of Geospatial Applications - PML Applications Ltd
bac3/25/2023 10:56:16

Samuel Fawcett

Applied Scientist - PML Applications Ltd
saf3/25/2023 10:56:16

Tim Fileman

Head of Centre for Coastal Technologies - PML Applications Ltd
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Kim Hockley

Project Manager
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Maria Igoshina

Project Support Officer - PML Applications Ltd
mai3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Dimitrios Kaloudis

Head of the Centre for Environmental Solutions - PML Applications Ltd
dka3/25/2023 10:56:16

Natasha Lloyd

Business Development Manager - PML Applications Ltd
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Emmanuel Nwokocha

Python Developer - PML Applications Ltd
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Dr Tom Vance

Chief Operating Officer - PML Applications Ltd
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Anna Yunnie

Principal Consultant - PML Applications Ltd
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Professor Jim Aiken

Emeritus Fellow
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Mike Allen

Honorary Fellow
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Professor Manuel Barange

Honorary Fellow
maba3/25/2023 10:56:16

Michael Bedington

Honorary Fellow
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Dr Zara Botterell

PhD Fellow
zab3/25/2023 10:56:16

Robert Brewin

Honorary Fellow
robr3/25/2023 10:56:16

Jorn Bruggeman

Honorary Fellow
jbr3/25/2023 10:56:16

Stefano Ciavatta

Honorary Fellow
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Dr Peter Claridge

Emeritus Fellow
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Professor Bob Clarke

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Giorgio Dall'Olmo

Honorary Fellow
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Sarah Dashfield

Emeritus Fellow
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Professor Stephen de Mora

Emeritus Fellow
sjdm3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Joanna L Dixon

Honorary Fellow
jod3/25/2023 10:56:16

Patrick Downes

PhD Fellow
patd3/25/2023 10:56:16

Martin Edwards

Honorary Fellow
maed3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Jose Fernandes

Honorary Fellow
jfs3/25/2023 10:56:16

Lora Fleming

Honorary Fellow
lfl3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Roger Harris

Emeritus Fellow
rph3/25/2023 10:56:16

Dr Anthony Hawkins

Emeritus Fellow
ajsh3/25/2023 10:56:16

Professor Tom Hutchinson

PML Fellow
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Professor Carole Llewellyn

Honorary Fellow
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Dr David Lowe

Emeritus Fellow
dml3/25/2023 10:56:16

Professor Fauzi Mantoura

Emeritus Fellow
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Jacqueline Maud

PhD Fellow
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Professor Michael Moore

Emeritus Fellow
mnm3/25/2023 10:56:16

Sarah Nelms

PhD Fellow
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Professor Philip Nightingale

Emeritus Fellow
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Jan Penreath

Emeritus Fellow
jpen3/25/2023 10:56:16

Professor Jan Pentreath

PML Fellow
jpen3/25/2023 10:56:16

Professor Robin Pingree

Emeritus Fellow
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Dr Luca Polimene

Honorary Fellow
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Dr Marie-Fanny Racault

PML Honorary Fellow, based at University of East Anglia

Assistant Professor Dionysios Raitsos

Honorary Fellow
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Professor James Readman

Emeritus Fellow
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Dr Rebecca Shellock

PhD Fellow
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David Smith

Emeritus Fellow
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Dr Emily Stebbings

PhD Fellow
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John Stephens

Honorary Fellow
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Professor Arnold Taylor

Emeritus Fellow
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Torsten Thiele

Honorary Fellow
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Dr Carol Turley

PML Fellow
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Dr Reg Uncles

Emeritus Fellow
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Dr Richard Warwick

Emeritus Fellow
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Professor Andrew Watson

Honorary Fellow

Professor John Widdows

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Fiona Beckman

POGO Communications Officer
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Karolina Iwaniak

POGO Accounts Officer
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Laura Ruffoni

POGO Administrative Assistant
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Dr Sophie Seeyave

POGO Chief Executive Officer
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Graham Beddoe

Quality Manager

Louise Baker

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Stephanie Raw

sra3/25/2023 10:56:16

Josie Ashford

joas3/25/2023 10:56:16

Michael Ashford

Laboratory Cleaner
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Louise Baker

loba3/25/2023 10:56:16

Lee Merchant

Buildings and Facilities Manager

Stephanie Raw

sra3/25/2023 10:56:16

Anthony Staff

Deputy Services Manager
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Mark Wilson

Technical Services Assistant
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