ECDN Committee

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The LES and EPS Early Career Development Network (ECDN) project is led by a steering committee, comprised of the reps from each school and key stakeholders within the Colleges. The Committee’s role is to ensure that initiatives undertaken by ECDN are as effective as possible, in making your time here within the Colleges, as rewarding as possible.


The Chair of the committee rotates among the post-doc reps of the different schools in LES and EPS.


EPS Reps

Schools Reps and contact details
Rep Profiles
Chemical Engineering Rep Pranav Vasanthi View Pranav's Rep profile
Chemical Engineering Rep Zoe Schofield  
Chemistry Rep Natalia Reis  
Chemistry Rep Parvaneh Eskandari  
Computer Science Rep Abhirup Ghosh View Abhirup's rep profile
Engineering Rep Omid Doustdar View Omid's rep profile
Engineering Rep Sha Luo View Sha's rep profile
Mathematics Rep Nikita Nikolaev  View Nikita's rep profile
Metallurgy and Materials Rep Esra Mutlu View Esra's rep profile
Metallurgy and Materials Rep Dominika Gastol  
Physics and Astronomy Rep Niladri Sahoo  

LES Reps

Schools  Reps and contact details  Rep Profiles
Biosciences Rep Santosh Kumar View Santosh's rep profile
GEES Rep Liam Kelleher View Liam's rep profile
GEES Rep Swaroop Chakraborty View Swaroop's rep profile
Psychology Rep Benjamin Griffiths View Benjamin's rep profile
Psychology Rep Tara Ghafari View Tara's rep profile
Sportex Rep Thomas Withers View Tom's rep profile
 International Postdocs  Rep and contact details  Rep Profile
New EPS & LES International Postdocs Rep  Rama Ambur View Rama's rep profile

Academic and Supporting Staff

Deputy Director of Research - LES           Professor Jennifer Cook  
People and Organisational Development Vincent O'Grady  
ECDN Officer Richard Jones  
Deputy Director of Operations
(Research and Knowledge Transfer), LES
Victoria Sharp  

ECDN Reps Needed

Get involved in shaping career development and training activities for postdocs and develop your own career at the same time.

The EPS & LES ECDN Programme is always pleased to welcome new postdoctoral representatives onto the steering committee, in order to ensure we truly represent the interests of our diverse postdoc community.  If you are interested in becoming a rep within your School then please contact Richard Jones

Find Out More

  • Talk to one of the existing reps named above to find out more about the role. Their online profiles of will tell you more about the roles and benefits of becoming an ECDN rep.

  • Read our ECDN Rep roles and benefits document to find out more about the role.