Industrial Advisory Board

The Industrial Advisory Board meets at least annually with the School’s senior staff members to provide strategic advice for the development of student education, research and knowledge transfer activities.

The Board members provide a broad-based industry perspective and updates of developments within the industrial and education community to assist the School with the formulation of its teaching and research strategies. The Board also advises on the technical expertise and professional skills that employers expect from graduates, ensuring that our students get the best employment opportunities throughout the course of their study, including placements and internships, and employment upon graduation.

This may include, but not limited to, advice on:

  • Emerging research trends/topics on the horizon

  • Currency of programmes of study

  • Programme and curriculum review and development

  • Opportunities for access to industrial facilities

  • Industrial collaboration in the supervision of PhD students

  • Career opportunities for students and graduate training schemes

  • Student visits, placements, projects and prizes

  • Enterprise and knowledge transfer


Industrial Advisory Board Membership


Industrial Members

  • Dr John Dunkley (Atomising Systems Ltd)

  • Dr Tom Knowland (Leeds City Council)

  • Dr Geoff Randall (Sellafield Ltd)

  • Professor Peter Dowding (Infineum UK Ltd)

  • Professor Neil George (Syngenta)

  • Professor Robert Docherty (Pfizer Ltd)

  • Dr Anju Brooker (Newcastle Innovation Centre P&G)

  • Kate Barclay FIChemE CEng, STEM Ambassador (Self-employed)

  • Dr Jon-Paul Sherlock, Chairperson (AstraZeneca)

  • Dr Tony Bradshaw (BradshawTM Ltd)

  • Tom Henshaw (Doncaster Sheffield and Durham Tees Valley Airports, Peel Airports)

  • Adam Howey (British Airways)

  • Dr Elizabeth Shotton (Diamond Light Source Ltd


School of Chemical and Process Engineering Members

  • Professor Elaine Martin (Head of School)

  • Associate Professor Nicole Hondow (Director of Student Education)

  • Professor Rik Drummond Brydson (Director of Research and Innovation)

  • Dr James Young (Deputy Head of School)

  • Dr Bhoopesh Misra (International Lead)

  • Dr Robert Hammond (Director of Postgraduate Research)

  • Dr Darron Dixon-Hardy (Admissions Tutor)