I am the Chair of the Steering Group and executive lead on the delivery and implementation of the Technician Commitment. As Dean of Infrastructure, I am responsible for research in the Faculty and associated support such as technical staff and research facilities. I am also Professor of Cell Technology in the Department of Biosciences where I teach students about cell biology and tissue engineering and investigate and develop innovative models of human tissues for use in basic research and industrial applications. Our technicians and support facilities are critical to my work in the delivery of world-class research and teaching. I have a genuine passion for the Technician Commitment and will work hard to raise the profile of our technical staff and the support they deserve.