People in BIFoR 

People

BIFoR Advisory Group

Visit the BIFoR Advisory Group page  to see a list of members and further details

BIFoR Board 

Chair of the BIFoR Board is Professor Laura Green, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College of Life  & Environmental Sciences

  • Charlotte Allen (DARO) 
  • Lesley Ann Ford (College of Life and Environmental Sciences) 
  • Professor Christine Foyer (College of Life and Environmental Sciences) 
  • Professor Vincent Gauci (College of Life and Environmental Sciences - GEES)  
  • Professor David Hannah (College of Life and Environmental Sciences)
  • Dr Kris Hart (College of Life and Environmental Sciences)
  • Professor Neil Hotchin (College of Life and Environmental Sciences - Biosciences) 
  • Professor Rob Jackson (College of Life and Environmental Sciences - Biosciences)  
  • Dr Estrella Luna-Diez (College of Life and Environmental Sciences - Biosciences)
  • Bronwen Lord (Director of Operations - College of Life and Environmental Sciences) 
  • Professor Robin May (College of Life and Environmental Sciences)  
  • Professor Rob MacKenzie (College of Life and Environmental Sciences - GEES  
  • Professor David Maddison (College of Social Sciences)
  • Professor Robin May (College of Life and Environmental Sciences)  
  • Dr Jon Oldfield (College of Life and Environmental Sciences - Head of School GEES)
  • Professor Jeremy Pritchard (College of Life and Environmental Sciences - Biosciences)
  • Dr Andrew Quinn (College of Engineering and Physical Sciences)
  • Dr Frank Uekötter (College of Art and Law) 
  • Professor Sami Ullah (College of Life and Environmental Sciences - GEES) 
  • Yuliya Walters (Finance) 

BIFoR Science Committee

  • Professor Vincent Gauci (College of Life and Environmental Sciences - GEES)  
  • Professor Christine Foyer (College of Life and Environmental Sciences) 
  • Dr Estrella Luna-Diez (College of Life and Environmental Sciences - Biosciences)
  • Professor Sami Ullah (College of Life and Environmental Sciences - GEES)

BIFoR Professional Service Staff

Deanne Brettle -  Project Administrator - d.brettle@bham.ac.uk 
Dr Giulio Curioni - Data Manager -  g.curioni@bham.ac.uk 
Gael Denny - Field Technician BIFoR FACE facility
Thomas Downes - Apprentice Engineer
Iwan Evans - Research Technician, FACE Underground 
James Gore - Research Technician, QUINTUS project
Robert Grzesik - Research Technician, QUINTUS 
Nicholas Harper - Senior Engineer FACE facility
Dr Kris Hart - Operations Manager -  K.M.Hart@bham.ac.uk 
Angeliki Kourmouli - Senior Research Technician, QUINTUS project
Sophie Malkin - Research Technician (Biosciences) 
Peter Miles - Field Technician BIFoR FACE facility 

Academic and Postdoctoral Staff and Postgraduate Students 

The number of academic members of staff affiliated to BIFoR has grown quickly.  BIFoR is a virtual institute of over 100 academics, primarily from the schools of Biosciences and Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences but also including members from Mathematics, Engineering, the Business School, International Development, Psychology, English, and elsewhere. University of Birmingham staff and students whose research interest is related to forested landscapes should consider themselves as part of the wider Institute of Forest Research. A list of people actively involved in research at the BIFoR FACE Facility is also available on our  BIFoR FACE People page. To follow is a list of academic staff and students already affiliated with BIFoR.

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

School of Biosciences 

Postdoctoral Research 

Dr Carolina Mayoral  
Dr Mojgan Rabiey
Dr Rosa Sanchez Lucas
Dr Jade Taylor-Phillips
Dr Thomas Welch 

Postgraduate Research 

Please visit our Doctoral Research webpage

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences 

School of Psychology

Dr Ali Mazaheri 
Prof Jane Raymond 

Postgraduate Researchers 
Please visit our Doctoral Research webpage

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Prof Phillip Davies 
Dr Rosemary Dyson 
Dr Bruno Fraga 
Dr Mike Jesson 
Galene Luo
Dr Chris Mayhew
Dr Natalia Petrovskaya 
Dr Andrew Quinn
Dr David Soper
Prof Joe Wood

Postgraduate Researchers 
Please visit our Doctoral Research webpage

College of Arts and Law 

College of Social Sciences 

Dr Allan Bertran 
Prof Robert Elliott 
Prof David Maddison 
Prof Fiona Nunan (International Development Department) 
Dr Brock Bersaglio 

Postgraduate Researchers 
Please visit our Doctoral Research webpage

Previous staff of University of Birmingham who have moved on

Will Allwood 
Phil Blaen
Xiaoming Cai 
Selvakumar Dhandapani
Francesca Jarvis-Rouse
Iain Johnston
Gary McClean
Alex Poynter
Prof Michael Tausz 
Dr Sabine Tausz-Posch
Dr Rick Thomas

Previous Distinguished Visiting Fellows

BIFoR works closely with the University’s Institute of Advanced Studies to host Distinguished Visiting Fellows.

Dr Teresa Blume
Dr Kristine Crous - University of Western Sydney 
Prof David Ellsworth - University of Western Sydney 
Prof Tait Keller
Dr Debbie Hemming
 - Met Office
Prof Rich Norby
Dr Mantha S. Phanikumar
Prof Sharon Robinson