Claire Savy

Claire Savy


I have an academic background in Pharmacology (BSc, University of Sunderland 2006); Forensic Science (MSc, University of Teesside, 2007) and Neurotoxicology (PhD, Newcastle University, 2012). I have also spent some time working in quality control laboratories (Norpath Laboratories 2004 and Sanofi Aventis 2007-2008).

Following my PhD I joined the University of Leeds in the Organisational Development and Professional Learning department in 2012, supporting PGR training. 

I am currently the Centre Manager for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics at the University of Leeds (since 2014). The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics tackles fundamental and applied problems providing students from a wide range of academic backgrounds with the opportunity to undertake cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research (

I am also responsible for managing the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics (since 2018). The Institute is a cross-disciplinary research institute that brings together expertise in a collaborative framework in order to maximise the effectiveness and impact of fluids research (

- Women of Achievement Award, 2021 (


  • Centre Manager for EPSRC CDT Fluid Dynamics
  • Manager for Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics


  • PhD in Neurotoxicology, Newcastle University, 2012
  • MSc in Forensic Science, Teesside University, 2007
  • BSc in Pharmacology, University of Sunderland, 2006