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Core Staff

The day-to-day running of IMEMS is the responsibility of the Core Executive Committee, comprising the Director and Associate Directors and the Institute Manager.


Mrs Elizabeth AlpassManager
Dr Alex W BarberAssociate Director (MA and PG Development)
Professor Matthew Daniel EddyCo-Director (Grants and Impact)
Professor Peter HeslinCo-Director (Digital Humanities)
Professor Ita Mac-CarthyDirector
Professor Richard ScholarDirector
Professor Stephen TaylorAssociate Director and General Editor for Durham University IMEMS Press
Professor Robin ConinghamAssociate Director (World Heritage Site)

Departmental Reps

Dr Christopher BahlDepartment Rep (History)
Professor James BaldiniDepartmental Rep (Earth Sciences)
Professor Andrew BeebyDepartmental Rep (Chemistry)
Ms Lexie CookDepartmental Rep (MLAC)
Professor Charles FernyhoughDepartment Rep (Psychology)
Professor Tom LancasterDepartment Rep (Physics)
Professor Alec RyrieDepartmental Rep (Theology)
Dr Hector Sequera-MoraDepartmental Rep (Music)
Dr Elizabeth SwannDepartment Rep (English Studies)
Dr Edmund ThomasDepartmental Rep (Classics)
Dr Sara L. UckelmanDepartmental Rep (Philosophy)
Dr Ran ZhangDepartment Rep (Archaeology)

International Advisory Board

We are extremely fortunate to have be able to call on the help and guidance of colleagues from around the world who help to shape and guide our direction, strategy and international reach. Our current Advisory Board members are: 

  • Professor Steve Hindle (Washington University in St Louis)
  • Kai Weise (UNESCO)
  • Professor Audrey Horning (Queen's University Belfast)
  • Professor Gabriel Cooney (UCD)
  • Professor Neil Kenny (Oxford)
  • The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett (Dean of St Paul's)