New Director for Science City Research Alliance

The University of Birmingham and University of Warwick are delighted to announce that Professor Chris McConville, Department of Physics at the University of Warwick, has been appointed Director of the Science City Research Alliance (SCRA). SCRA is a strategic research partnership between the University of Warwick and the University of Birmingham and has benefited from a multi-million pound investment in equipment and research infrastructure across both institutions. Professor McConville takes over the role previously held by Professor Pam Thomas who is now Chair of the Faculty of Science.

Professor McConville said: "I am looking forward to leading the SCRA project, continuing to develop closer links between colleagues at Warwick and Birmingham and with local and national industries. The challenge of continuing to spread the Science City message remains extremely important, for both Universities and for the long-term sustainability of the project. I see encouraging this interaction, at all levels, as the key responsibility of the Director."