Dr Ian Eggleston, Department of Pharmacy &Pharmacology Ian’s research focuses on the application of synthetic organic chemistry to problems in biology and medicine. Ian was translated from Senior Lecturer. and he has a particular interest in peptide chemistry, therapeutic approaches involving light such as photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer, and the development of novel sunscreen ingredients. His recent work in these areas has been funded by the BBSRC.
Dr Tim Rogers, Department of Mathematical Sciences Dr Rogers develops mathematical tools to understand and predict the behaviour of complicated random events and processes. Most of his work is connected to the idea of emergence: how large scale order can be created out of the random interactions of individual particles or organisms. Tim was promoted from Lecturer.
Dr Michael Proulx, Department of Psychology Michael was translated from Senior Lecturer and he researches cognition -- perception, attention, learning, and memory -- at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience and computer science. This work is both fundamental, basic research and applied in the development of interactive technologies for the visually impaired and in virtual reality with colleagues in the Centre for Digital Entertainment. He also collaborates on research in the area of comparative cognition with zebrafish, bees, and non-human primates. His work has been funded by the EPSRC and the EU, and he is a Fellow of the Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science.
Dr Richard Watermeyer, Department of Education Richard was translated from Senior Lecturer and is a sociologist of education whose work is at the forefront of policy change in higher education and scientific contexts. He has particular interests in the way with which an impact and engagement agenda for higher education are redefining the nature of academic labour and citizenship and notions of the public intellectual. Richard has been principal investigator for a range of research and evaluation projects for the Wellcome Trust; UK and devolved governments; and the European Union. He was the first social scientist to be seconded to the Office of the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales.
Dr Aki Salo, Department for Health Aki’s main theme of research is to characterise athletes' technique and was translated from Senior Lecturer. The purpose is to understand the fundamental principles underlying the sport performance in order to improve individual technique and efficiency. Aki has hold close collaborative links, for example, with UK Athletics and British Skeleton and is currently involved with our RCUK funded CAMERA centre. He was awarded the Fellow of British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences in 2012 and the Fellow of International Society of Biomechanics in Sports in 2014.