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Projects Peer Review Panel

For all new major projects and project technology development projects which have been approved for PPRP review, the panel will provide advice to the STFC Executives and Science Board on the following:

  • the quality of the science and technology involved in the proposal and the stated scientific and technical objectives and consider whether the proposal is likely to achieve those objectives;
  • the science return for investment and how well the project fits with the Council strategy;
  • the likely global and UK scientific impact of the project and at what level it is supported by its relevant scientific community;
  • the timeliness of the project and competition to the project;
  • the scientific, technical, schedule and financial risks and make recommendations for the management of risk;
  • any milestones against which the project should be monitored and raise any possible future issues for the relevant science committee and Oversight Committee;
  • the standing of the groups and collaborators who are involved in the project; including the proponent's track record, the level of UK involvement in the project and the management structure and procedures required to ensure that the stated project goals are achieved;
  • how well the project is connected to industry and the science and society plan for disseminating the project to the public;
  • the staff and capital costs required for R&D and construction to complete the project to the proposed specification and if appropriate provide different project cost scenarios and their implications to the project.

In addition, the PPRP will advise the STFC Executive and the committees, where requested, on the merit of;

  • new technology research projects in particle physics, particle astrophysics, nuclear physics and astronomy.
  • upgrades to approved particle physics, particle astrophysics projects, nuclear physics and astronomy.

Membership from January 2020

Chair

  • Professor Lars Eklund – University of Glasgow                         - (Term ends 31 December 2020)

Deputy Chair

  • Professor Malcolm Bremer - University of Bristol                       - (Term ends 31 December 2021)

Membership

  • Dr Christopher Townsley (Core) - RAL                                        - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Professor Monica D’Onofrio (Core) - University of Liverpool       - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Professor Nils Andersson (Core) -    University of Southampton - (Term ends 31 December 2021)
  • Dr Jon Hays (Core) - QMUL                                                         - (Term ends 31 December 2021)
  • Dr Tzany Kokalova Wheldon (Core) - University of Birmingham  - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Dr Robert Wicks (Core) - University of Northumbria                     - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Dr Bjoern Seitz - University of Glasgow                                        - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Professor Peter Hobson - QMUL                                                  - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Professor Sinead Farrington - University of Edinburgh                 - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Dr Jaap Velthuis - University of Bristol                                          - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Professor Tim Gershon - University of Warwick                            - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Dr Laura Harkness-Brennan - University of Liverpool                   - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Dr Stephen Gibson - RHUL                                                           - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Ms Sandi Wilson - UK ATC                                                           - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Professor Simon Hettrick - University of Southampton                 - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Dr Deepa Angal-Kalinin - Daresbury                                             - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Professor Dimitra Rigopoulou - University of Oxford                     - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Professor Steven Longmore - LJMU                                             - (Term ends 31 December 2020)
  • Professor Mario Campanelli - UCL                                                - (Term ends 31 December 2021)
  • Professor Christopher Conselice - University of Nottingham         - (Term ends 31 December 2021)
  • Professor Michael Garrett - The University of Manchester            - (Term ends 31 December 2021)
  • Dr Robert Appleby - The University of Manchester                       - (Term ends 31 December 2021)
  • Dr Antonin Vacheret - Imperial College London                            - (Term ends 31 December 2021)
  • Dr Robert Jones - CERN                                                               - (Term ends 31 December 2021)
  • Dr Nicholas Walton - University of Cambridge                              - (Term ends 31 December 2021)
  • Dr Paul Scovell - Boulby                                                                - (Term ends 31 December 2021)
  • Dr Melissa Uchida - University of Cambridge                                - (Term ends 31 December 2021)

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Contacts

For further information on the Projects Peer Review Panel please contact Christopher Carlton 

Last updated: 08 July 2020

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