Central team

The UK DRI central team

"The central team is an experienced and professional group who turn our vision and ideas into action and progress. They work across the entire UK DRI, providing our researchers with the infrastructure, funding and support they need to get the job done." UK DRI Director

1. Contacting the team

Please use email to contact staff in the first instance, who will be able to share phone numbers when appropriate.

If you are unsure who to contact directly, please get in touch with Emilia Danielewska (e.danielewska@ukdri.ucl.ac.uk).

2. Connecting, supporting and driving

With our centres hosted in leading universities nationally, it's important we work hard to connect and coordinate our hundreds of researchers. We want every person in the UK DRI to be equipped to share ideas and information, whilst being provided with direction and the best resources. That's where the central team comes in.

The team brings a range of expertise:

  • Administration keeps everything coordinated moving smoothly.
  • Business & Innovation guides our technology transfer activities and handles the procedures and partnerships.
  • Communications connects our researchers and provides platforms to share and celebrate their achievements with the wider world.
  • Finance makes the funding flow and enables us to launch new initiatives.
  • Human Resources ensures we keep growing and recruiting the brightest minds, and that the ones we have are nurtured.
  • Information Technology enables UK DRI data to be available across the institute.
  • Research Funding and Support provides our researchers with the resources they need.
  • Scientific affairs spots the gaps and opportunities to progress our research, including training programmes.
  • Tools and Technology gives our researchers access to the very best technology.

Please contact us at any time and keep us up to date with your plans and progress!

3. Scientific Advisory Board

4. Meet the team

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Abbey Bibi

  • UK DRI Central Team Coordinator
  • Central team
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Alex Collcutt

  • UK DRI Research Communications Manager
  • Central team
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Alex Phillips

Alexandra Phillips

  • UK DRI Translation Portfolio Manager
  • Central team
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Amonida Zadissa

Amonida Zadissa

  • UK DRI Associate Director of Informatics
  • Central team
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Ana Antunes Martins

Ana Antunes-Martins

  • UK DRI Science Manager
  • Central team
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Beverly Roberts

Beverly Roberts

  • Centre Manager and Executive Assistant to Centre Director, UK DRI at Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh, Central team
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Bradley Roberts

  • UK DRI Science Review Manager
  • Central team
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Caroline Hurley

Caroline Hurley

  • Central Team Coordinator
  • Central team
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Danielle Wilson

Danielle Wilson

  • Centre and Research Commercialisation Manager, UK DRI Care Research & Technology
  • Care Research & Technology, Central team
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Emilia Danielewska

Emilia Danielewska

  • UK DRI Operations Manager
  • Central team
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Faisel Farooq

  • UK DRI Digital Transformation Manager
  • Central team
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Giovanna Lalli

Giovanna Lalli

  • UK DRI Director of Scientific Affairs
  • Central team
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Heather Gershater

Heather Gershater

  • UK DRI Awards Officer
  • Central team
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Helen Brooks

  • UK DRI Research Themes Project Manager
  • Central team
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Hugh Perry

Hugh Perry

  • UK DRI Honorary Consultant
  • Central team
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Iraida Soria-Espinosa

  • UK DRI Senior Innovation and Business Manager
  • Central team
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Jennifer Podesta

  • Centre Manager, UK DRI at Imperial
  • Central team
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Katharine Buckle

  • UK DRI Finance Manager
  • Central team
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Liz Chambers

  • UK DRI Operations Manager
  • Central team
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Lucy Wilson

  • UK DRI Director of Communications and Engagement
  • Central team
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Martin Carmack

Martin Carmack

  • UK DRI Director of Finance & Research Services
  • Central team
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Molly Andrews

Molly Andrews

  • UK DRI Communications Officer
  • Central team
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Natasha Allan

  • UK DRI Legal Services Manager
  • Central team
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Olivia Marshall

  • UK DRI Public Affairs Manager
  • Central team
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Sam Jackson

Sam Jackson

  • UK DRI Tools and Technology Platform Manager
  • Central team
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Sarmi Sri

  • UK DRI Research Themes Project Manager
  • Central team
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Sashika Selvackadunco

Sashika Selvackadunco

  • UK DRI Central Team Coordinator
  • Central team
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Siddharthan Chandran

Siddharthan Chandran

  • UK DRI Director
  • Dissecting macroglial-neuronal crosstalk in C9ORF72 FTD/ALS
  • Edinburgh, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research at UK DRI, UCL, Central team
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Tanisha Lewis

Tanisha Lewis

  • Centre Manager, UK DRI at King's
  • King's College London, Central team
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Tina Cottrell

  • Centre Manager, UK DRI at Cardiff
  • Cardiff, Central team
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Tua Piehl

Tua Piehl

  • UK DRI Central Team Administrator
  • Central team
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