Management and Support

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Research Project Manager: Chrissie Walker

Chrissie oversees the overall management of the centre.  Her background is in scientific publishing, having worked on a wide range of journals and reference works at Nature Publishing Group, the University of Oxford and the Royal Society before more recently moving into website development and project management while at the Institute of Physics.

Chrissie's role is to manage the centre day to day and to support the research fellows in managing their projects, and promoting the Centre within the University and the wider community.


Centre Co-Director: Professor John Terry

John is a Professor of Biomedical Modelling. His research interests focus upon the development and application of mathematical and computational methods for understanding biomedical problems, especially in neuroscience and endocrinology.

As well as funding from the Wellcome trust, he is currently supported by Epilepsy Research UK and the Medical Research Council, where he is the theory lead on two long-term programme grants, one focussed on epilepsy and the other focussed on the dynamics of the mammalian stress response.

John is a visiting scientist at both the University of Bristol and King's College London and holds a prestigious 2015 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at the University of Melbourne.

Centre Director: Professor Nick Talbot

Nick is Professor of Molecular Genetics and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Impact, and director of the Centre of Biomedical Modelling and Analysis.

His research interests focus on investigating the biology of plant disease and he is particularly interested in the mechanisms by which fungal pathogens can infect living host plants, invade their tissues, and cause disease.

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Research Administrator: Liza Cheshire

Liza joined the Centre in January 2017, having relocated to the South West in 2016.

She oversees the administration for the centre. Her background is as an Office Manager and Executive Assistant, having worked in a wide range of industries including Housing, Regeneration, Architecture and Fashion.

Liza’s role is to provide admin support for the centre day to day and to support John, Chrissie and Research Fellows in the administration of their projects, and promoting the Centre within the University and the wider community.