Early Career Researcher Development Group (ECRDG)

The Early Career Researcher Development Group has been established by the College to facilitate access to resources to support Career Development and to enhance Researcher skills.  The ECRDG membership encompasses Academic and Research Staff from all CMBSP Departments. In addition, Academic Staff members serve as Departmental Research Staff Advisors.

See below for a list of the Group's membership and Terms of Reference as well as the Research Staff Advisor's Terms of Reference.

Prof Ruth Luthi-Carter (NPB) - ECRDG Lead & Concordat Steering Group

Molecular and Cell Biology
Dr Christopher Millard
Dr Christopher Willmott
Dr Nina Story (Research Staff Advisor & Co-Chair of the Postdoc/Grad Forum))

Cancer Studies & Molecular Medicine
Dr Don Jones (Head of Doctoral College)
Dr James Pringle (Deputy Research Staff Advisor)
Prof Jacqui Shaw (Research Staff Advisor)

Cardiovascular Sciences
Matthew Bown
(Research Staff Advisor & Clinical Academic Training Program Lead for The University of Leicester)
Georgina Barnett (Athena Swan Projects Co-ordinator)
Dr Veryan Codd
Dr Pete Jones


Prof Mark Jobling (Concordat Steering Group)
Dr Nicola Royle (Research Staff Advisor)

Health Sciences
Dr Samantha Johnson (Research Staff Advisor)
Dr Sarah Chew (Research Staff Advisor)
Shona Agarwal (Research Staff Advisor)
Dr Deirdre Harrington (CLAHRC)
Kay Phelps
Tom Norris

Infection, Immunity Inflammation
Dr Jonathan Barratt
(Research Staff Advisor &Clinical Academic Training Program Lead for The East Midlands)
Dr Martha Clokie (Research Staff Advisor)
Dr Galina Mukamolova
Prof Wilhelm Schwaeble
Dr Emma Watson

Dr Caren Frosch (Research Staff Advisor)
Dr James McCutcheon  (Research Staff advisor)

Core Biotechnology Services
Natalie Lazar-Adler (Co-Chair Postdoc/Grad Forum)

Dr Maria Viskaduraki

 Leicester Learning Institute
Dr Meera Warrier (Concordat Steering Group)

Purbani Chakrabati


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