Our team is made up of a diverse range of people from early career scientists to those with decades of experience and accolades, students, apprentices and visiting researchers. Our operations staff also play a crucial part in supporting our science and facilities.  If you would like to be part of PML please visit our vacancies page or follow us on Twitter to be kept up-to-date with new opportunities.


Professor Icarus Allen
Chief Executive
Professor Steve Widdicombe
Director of Science and Deputy Chief Executive
Beverly Tremain
Director of Operations & Company Secretary
Roslyn Gardner
Roslyn Gardner
Personal Secretary

Heads of Science

Professor Nicola Beaumont
Head of Science - Sea and Society
Jerry Blackford
Head of Science: Marine Systems Modelling Group
Steve Groom
Head of Science - Earth Observation Science and Applications
Professor Pennie Lindeque
Head of Science: Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
Dr Tim Smyth
Head of Science - Marine Biogeochemistry and Observations

Science staff

Dr Ruth Airs
Organic Chemist
Professor Mike Allen
Microbial Biochemist
Dr Yuri Artioli
Marine Ecosystem Modeller
Dr Angus Atkinson
Plankton Ecologist
Dr Elizabeth C. Atwood
Earth Observation Data Analyst
Katie Awty-Carroll
Environmental Intelligence Data Scientist
Dr Muchamad Al Azhar
Ocean Modeller
Dr Heather Baxter
Project Manager
Dr Rachael Beale
Science Facilities Manager
Dr Michael Bedington
Amanda Beesley
Zooplankton analyst
Dr Tom Bell
Senior Scientist
Dr Lauren Biermann
Earth Observation Scientist
Dr Zara Botterell
Marine biologist
Dr Sarah Breimann
Analytical chemist
Dr Stefanie Broszeit
Marine Ecosystem Services Researcher
Ian Brown
Marine Chemist
Dr Ruth Calder-Potts
Project Manager
Jongkuk Choi
KIOST Research Scientist
Dr Andrei Chuprin
Dr Stefano Ciavatta
Marine System Scientist/Modeller
Dr James Clark
Marine Ecosystem Modeller
Dr Daniel Clewley
Airborne Earth Observation Data Analyst
Dr Matthew Cole
Marine Ecologist and Ecotoxicologist
Dr Rachel Coppock
Marine Ecologist
Shauna Corr
PhD student
Emilie Courtecuisse
PhD student
Dr Charlotte Cree
Research Fellow
Kieran Curran
PhD student
Dr Giorgio Dall'Olmo
Earth Observation Scientist
Andréa de Lima Oliveira
Visiting PhD student
Dr Lee de Mora
Marine Ecosystem Modeller
Dr Marius Dewar
James Dingle
Earth Observation Data Analyst
Dr Joanna L Dixon
Marine Biogeochemist
Patrick Downes
PhD Student
James Duffy
PhD Student
Andrew Edwards-Jones
Social Scientist
Rebecca Ellis
PhD Student
Christopher Evans
PhD Student
Elaine Fileman
Plankton Ecologist
Dr Helen Findlay
Biological Oceanographer
Dr James Fishwick
Head of Smart Sound Plymouth and Head of Operations and Technology, Western Channel Observatory
Professor Kevin Flynn
Marine Plankton Ecologist
Dr Elizabeth Gabe-Thomas
Environmental Psychologist
Giovanni Galli
Paul Hackett
PhD Student
Guiyan Han
Visiting PhD student
Carolyn Harris
Analytical Chemist
Jessica Heard
Project Manager
Agathe Hellich
Research assistant/intern
Daniel Hilton
PhD student
Anneliese Hodge
MRes student
Dr Frances E. Hopkins
Marine biogeochemist
Dr Ben Howey
Earth Observation Data Analyst
Thomas Jackson
Ocean Colour Scientist
Molly James
Marine Ecosystems Modeller
William Jay
Airborne Earth Observation Data Analyst
Oban Jones
Marine Science and Technology Technician
Dr Bror Jonsson
Senior scientist
Dr Thomas Jordan
Earth Observation Scientist
Dr Susan Kay
Numerical Modeller
Thomas Kerr
PhD student
Dr Vassilis Kitidis
Senior Scientist in Marine Biogeochemistry
Hashan Niroshana Kokuhennadige
Christina Kong
Postgraduate Fellowship
Dr Gemma Kulk
Phytoplankton physiologist
Dr Andrey Kurekin
Coastal Ocean Colour scientist
Dr Peter Land
Remote Sensing scientist
Angus Laurenson
Scientific Python Guru
Dr Gennadi Lessin
Marine System Modeller
Clare Lewis
PhD student
Jennifer Lockett
Project Manager
George Manville
PhD student
Dr Océane Marcone
Social Science Researcher
Dr Nicola Martin
Python Guru
Dr Victor Martinez-Vicente
Bio-optical oceanographer
Aser Mata
Airborne Earth Observation Data Analyst
Dr Jacqueline Maud
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Michaela Mausz
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant
Andrea McEvoy
Benthic Ecologist
Louise McNeill
Benthic Ecologist and Faunal Taxonomist
Thomas Mesher
Macrofaunal Ecologist
Dr Peter Miller
Senior Earth Observation Scientist
Dr David Moffat
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Data Scientist
Sarah Nelms
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
Joana Nunes
Benthic Ecological Technician
Francesco Pallottino
PhD Student
Silvia Pardo
Earth Observation Scientist
Dr Helen Parry
Molecular Biologist and Physiologist
Dale Partridge
Christine Pascoe
Jani Pewter
Instrument and Data Technician
Daniel Phillips
PhD student
Amy Pilsbury
Visiting Scientist
Dr Helen Powley
Kevin Purves
PhD Student
Mrs Yang Qu
PhD Student
Dr Graham Quartly
Physical oceanographer (Remote sensing)
Dr Ana M Queirós
Marine and Climate Change Ecologist
Georgina Ramm
Maritime Apprentice
Dr Andy Rees
Dr Olivia Rendón
Environmental Economist
Saskia Ruhl
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Mahasweta Saha
Marine Chemical Ecologist
Dr Sevrine Sailley
Ecosystem modeller
Dr Shubha Sathyendranath
Merit Remote Sensing Scientist
Dr Nick Selmes
Earth Observation Scientist
Dr Rebecca Shellock
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
Stefan Simis
Earth Observation Scientist (Inland Waters)
Dr Jozef Skakala
Ecosystem modeller
Darren Snee
Data and Web Services Engineer
Dr Paul J. Somerfield
Dr Emily Stebbings
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
Emily Stevenson
Phd student
Emma Sullivan
Earth Observation Scientist
Dr Karen Tait
Microbial Ecologist
Dr Liz Talbot
Marine Ecologist
Dr Glen Tarran
Marine microbial ecologist
Dr Varunan Theenathayalan
Earth Observation Scientist
Oliver Thomas
PhD student
Dr Gavin H. Tilstone
Bio-optical oceanographer
Dr Ricardo Torres
Systems Modeller Data Assimilation
Dr Carol Turley
Head of International Affairs
Jasmin Urwick
PhD student
Peter Walker
Remote Sensing scientist
Dr Mark Warren
Remote sensing scientist
Joanna Warwick
PhD Student
Dr Stephen Watson
Ecosystems Services Scientist
Claire Widdicombe
Plankton Ecologist
Robert Wilson
Ecosystem Modeller
Charel Wohl
PhD Student
E. Malcolm S. Woodward
Chemical Oceanographer and Head of the PML Nutrient Facility
Dr Ming-Xi Yang
Chemical Oceanographer

Information Technology Group

Gary Holder
Head of ITG
Joe Bishop
Windows server systems & infrastructure specialist
Liam Gilbard
System and Applications Developer
John Jury
IT Customer Support Specialist
Daniel Oxenbury
Linux Support and Network Development Officer

Financial Services

Sian Coughlin
Head of Financial Services
Jacqueline Cullum
Accounts Officer
Justine Dolling
Financial Controller
Samantha Farrell
Contracts Administrator
Mihaela Panaete
Accounts Officer
Marta Weremczuk
Accounts Officer
Dean Richards
Finance Manager

Fundraising Development

James Lord
Fundraising Development Officer

Human Resources

Julia Davy
Head of Human Resources
Elizabeth Hamilton
Human Resources Manager
Valerie Barlow
Human Resources Officer
Maddie Ford
Human Resources Administrator
Maisy Worrall
HR Administrator

Marketing & Communications

Daniel Jones
Head of Marketing & Communications
Dawn Ashby
Senior Communications Officer
Kelly-Marie Davidson
Senior Communications Officer
Thecla Keizer
Deputy Head of International Affairs
Bridie Kennerley
Communications Officer
Jon White

PML Applications Ltd

Ben Calton
Business Manager, Geospatial Applications
Tim Fileman
Business Development Manager
Kim Hockley
Project Manager
Dr Tom Vance
Research and Development Manager
Anna Yunnie
Senior Applied Scientist
Louise Cornwell
Samuel Fawcett
Applied Research Assistant
Maria Igoshina
Project Management and Administrative Support
Dr Dimitrios Kaloudis
Research Scientist
Luca Pleven
Applied Marine Technician

PML Fellows

Professor Jim Aiken
PML Fellow
Professor Manuel Barange
PML Fellow
Photograph of Peter Claridge
Dr Peter Claridge
PML Fellow
Photography of Bob Clarke
Professor Bob Clarke
Photograph of Sarah Dashfield
Sarah Dashfield
PML Fellow
Professor Stephen de Mora
PML Fellow
Dr Jose Fernandes
PML Fellow
Photograph of Roger Harris
Dr Roger Harris
PML Fellow
Dr Anthony Hawkins
PML Fellow
Photograph of Tom Hutchinson
Professor Tom Hutchinson
PML Fellow
Carole Lleywelln
Professor Carole Llewellyn
PML Fellow
Photograph of David Lowe
Dr David Lowe
PML Fellow
Photograph of Fauzi Mantoura
Professor Fauzi Mantoura
Honorary PML Fellow
Photograph of Mike Moore
Professor Michael Moore
PML Fellow
Professor Philip Nightingale
PML Fellow
Photograph of Jan Pentreath
Professor Jan Pentreath
PML Fellow
Photograph of Robin Pingree
Professor Robin Pingree
PML Fellow
Assistant Professor Dionysios Raitsos
PML Fellow
Professor James Readman
Professor James Readman
PML Fellow
Photograph of David Smith
David Smith
PML Fellow
Professor Arnold Taylor
PML Fellow
Photograph of Reginald Uncles
Dr Reg Uncles
PML Fellow
Photograph of Richard Warwick
Dr Richard Warwick
PML Fellow
Professor Andrew Watson
PML Fellow
Photograph of John Widdows
Professor John Widdows
PML Fellow

POGO Secretariat

Fiona Beckman
POGO Communications Officer
Laura Ruffoni
POGO Administrative Assistant
Dr Sophie Seeyave
POGO Chief Executive Officer

Quality Assurance

Graham Beddoe
Quality Manager


Louise Baker
Stephanie Raw

Science Support

Geri Browne
Science Support Office Administrator
Christina Devereux
Science Support Administrator
Suzanne Hawkins
Science Support Administrator

Technical Services (including Marine Services)

Mr Lee Merchant
Buildings and Facilities Manager
Josie Ashford
Michael Ashford
Laboratory Cleaner
Tristan Jaycock
Marine engineer
Andrew Pawley
Andrew Perkin
Anthony Staff
Deputy Services Manager
Gary Stevens
Mark Wilson
Technical Services Assistant
Ke Wang
Student Intern