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Dr Claire Coulton
Monitoring and Cohort Development Lead
01524 510818

Claire is responsible for monitoring project progress and leading PDRA Cohort development. Claire is also the editor of the PETRAS Little Book Series. Get in contact if you have any queries regarding project progress, evaluation and impact. If you are interested in any of the PETRAS Little Book series, please let Claire know. Finally, contact Claire for Cohort Development information, ideas and courses.

Emilie Didier
Business Development Executive

Emilie is working on developing relationships with industry partners to expand our collaboration and give businesses an opportunity to be part of this cutting edge project. Contact Emilie if you would like to collaborate and benefit from our strategic insights and be at the forefront of the development and adoption of new technologies in industry.

Ruth Dollard
Operations Manager
020 3108 6266 ext. 56266 

Ruth works closely with the PETRAS management team to provide advice, guidance and support on a wide range of operational issues to support decision-making and strategy development. Specific responsibilities of the Centre Operations Manager include overseeing the financial operations of the PETRAS Centre and facilitating the execution of research contracts.  Contact Ruth if you have particular queries relating to the financial or contractual elements of a PETRAS research project.

Susan Green
Personal Assistant to Director of PETRAS

Sarah Hardy
Communications Lead
07741 671 581 

Sarah leads the communications team and is responsible for developing and delivering the communications strategy for PETRAS. The role involves working with the PETRAS management team and relevant stakeholders to raise the profile of the Centre, deliver clear messaging and build brand identity.   Contact Sarah if you have press and media, events or general communications enquiries.

Shreya Jain
Industry Engagement Advisor

Eleri Jones
Head of PETRAS

Eleri is responsible for the overall management and administration of the Research Centre, as well as senior science-policy engagement.  Contact Eleri if you are a government official and want to work with the PETRAS Research Centre. 

Sam King
Research Programme Coordinator
0203 108 9419 

Sam assists the Programme Manager in providing support to academic members and works with the centre team to expand on the work of the PETRAS Centre, particularly with respect to liaison with funding bodies.  Contact Sam if you have any queries regarding Researchfish or general enquiries relating to PETRAS. 

Prof. Emil Lupu
Deputy Director PETRAS; Co-I Responding to Attacks and Compromise at the Edge (RACE) 

Emil Lupu is Professor of Computer Systems in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London where he leads the Resilient Information Systems Security Group ( His research interests focus on the cyber security and resilience of IoT systems including their physical, digital and human characteristics and their ability to continue operating even when they have been partially compromised. His current work includes techniques for measuring the integrity of a system from within itself, scalable risk analysis and inference with dynamic evidence, cyber-resilience, retrofitting security to legacy systems, adversarial machine learning and the security of cyber physical systems. He has previously led research on policy-based systems management and access control focussed on the development of techniques that reconfigure systems in response to failures, performance degradations or new requirements and addressed all aspects of the policy life-cycle: specification, deployment, enforcement, formal analysis, and refinement. Areas of Interest  Cyber Resilience Models for IoT Systems; Adversarial Machine Learning; AI for Security; Security of Medical Devices; Deception; Moving Target Defence; Intersection of Security and Safety; Human-AI Collaboration; Security of Infrastructures  Twitter: @LupuEmilC 

Dr Monica Racovita
Industry Engagement Advisor

Fredrik Skippervold
Research Assistant

Fredrik joined the Team in February as a research assistant with a strong interest in the intersection between law and technology. He recently completed his MPA in Digital Technologies and Policy at University College London, and holds a Bachelor of Law and Spanish from the University of Sussex.

Dr Halil Uzuner
Research Programme Manager
0207 594 0982 

Halil works closely with the Centre’s academic partners, other Centre team members, and the PETRAS governance bodies to oversee the Centre’s research programme, and lead the development and implementation of its processes and procedures around project monitoring and internal QA. He plays a lead role in the design, development, and delivery of the Centre’s funding calls for proposals, resulting in expanding the research portfolio of PETRAS.  Contact Halil if you have queries on: PETRAS Research Programme, its Quality Assurance processes, deliverables, and calls for proposals. 

Prof. Jeremy Watson
Director of PETRAS; Co-I Modelling for Socio-technical Security (MASS)  

Dr Jeremy Watson is Professor of Engineering Systems and Vice-Dean (Mission) in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, based in the Department of Science Technology, Engineering and Public Policy. He is the Director of the PETRAS Centre as well as a Chief Scientist and Engineer at the Building Research Establishment (BRE). Until November 2012, Jeremy was Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department of Communities & Local Government (DCLG - now MHCLG).  He worked as Arup's Global Research Director between 2006 and 2013. Jeremy was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s 2013 Birthday honours for services to engineering. An engineer by training, Jeremy has experience as a practitioner and director of pure and applied research and development in industry, the public sector and academia. He has held research and technical management roles in industry and universities plus voluntary service with the DTI and BIS. His interests include interactions in, and the design of, socio-technical systems, cybersecurity (including cyber-physical) emerging technology identification, development and deployment, and strategic innovation processes. Jeremy is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. At the RAEng, Jeremy chairs the Engineering Policy Centre Committee and is lead Fellow for the National Engineering Policy Centre. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Engineering Technology (Past Chairman: IET Innovation & Emerging Technologies Panel). Jeremy Watson was President of the IET between October 2016 and October 2017.  Areas of Expertise  Behaviour Change; Data Science; Energy; Public Policy & Governance; Risk & Security; Systems Engineering; eResearch  Affiliations  NPL Science & Technology Advisory Council (STAC); Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK); Institute for Sustainability and of Building SMART UK; NERC Innovation Advisory Board and Building SMART UK; Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).  Twitter: @ProfJeremyW  

Dr Catherine Wheller
Communications Officer

Catherine works within the Communications team and plays a key role in overseeing the communication strategies and activities of PETRAS. This involves promotion of research outputs and impact to stakeholders in government, industry, and academia. Catherine recently completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne, and holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Melbourne. Get in contact if you are a PETRAS academic who would like help promoting your research output for a non-academic audience.

Caroline Wijnbladh
Business Development Executive

Caroline is working on developing relationships with industry partners to expand our collaboration and give businesses an opportunity to be part of this cutting edge project. Contact Caroline if you would like to collaborate and benefit from our strategic insights and be at the forefront of the development and adoption of new technologies in industry.

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