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Cambridge NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships

Graduate Research Opportunities

DTP Management

The Cambridge NERC DTPs are managed centrally to coordinate selection of the best students, the maintenance of high standards and reporting, and ensure that DTP members benefit from a vibrant and active research community with multidisciplinary training opportunities.

Prof Marian Holness, C-CLEAR DTP Chair, Department of Earth Sciences

Prof Eric Wolff, ESS DTP Chair, Department of Earth Sciences

Dr Gareth Marshall, BAS Liaison, British Antarctic Survey (BAS)

Prof Christine Lane, Recruitment Lead, Department of Geography

Prof David Coomes, Training Lead, Department of Plant Sciences

Prof William Sutherland, External Partners Lead, Department of Zoology

Dr Alex Piotrowski, Welfare & Progress and External Partners Lead, Department of Earth Sciences

Student Representatives:

Laura Bentley (Cohort 2), Department of Plant Sciences

Thomasina Ball (Cohort 3), Department of Earth Sciences

Becky Dell (Cohort 4), Scott Polar Research Institute, Department of Geography

Biology and Conservation Theme Panel:

Prof Chris Jiggins (Chair), Department of Zoology

Dr Tamsin O'Connell, Department of Archaeology

Dr Andrew Tanentzap, Department of Plant Sciences

Climate Change and Environmental Processes Theme Panel:

Dr Louise Sime (Chair), British Antarctic Survey

Dr Luke Skinner, Department of Earth Sciences

Dr Francesco Muschitello, Department of Geography

Solid Earth and Geological Hazards Theme Panel:

Dr Helen Williams (Chair), Department of Earth Sciences

Dr Teal Riley, British Antarctic Survey

Dr Jerome Neufeld, Department of Earth Sciences and Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics


Yvonne Gibbs, DTP Administrator (

Dr Kathleen McDougall, DTP Training Facilitator (