|ITN Project Manager in the Department of Geography||239||+44 (0) 191 33 43932|
I am the Project Manager for the i-CONN Innovative Training Network in the Geography Department. https://sites.durham.ac.uk/iconn-network/
In the past fifteen years, my career portfolio has focused on project management, scientific research, business management of university spin-out companies and educational/outreach activities. I was the SME Engagement Manager for the ERDF funded COAST Project (Collaborative Outreach to SMEs in Applied Surface Engineering Technologies) in the Chemistry Department 2018 - 2020. Prior to that I was the Programme Manager for the Notedev Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. I have also been involved in the administration of several Durham University spin-outs, most notably as the business manager for Durham Magneto Optics Ltd. I was the coordinator for the Institute of Physics’ ‘Group Industrial Projects Scheme’, which aimed to support the development and roll-out of team-based, client-led undergraduate research projects in physics departments across the country. My previous research has been in magnetic materials for technological applications, with several post-doctoral research positions in the Physics Department.
After an interdisciplinary first degree, I obtained a PhD in physical sciences (geophysics) from the University of Liverpool in 1990, which involved a variety of magnetic measurements and magnetometry of magnetic fine particle samples obtained during fieldwork in central China. I then worked in science administration at the Research Councils and in university administration, before taking a career break.
I am part of the Planetarium Team and have given planetarium shows to more than 1000 people. I have also been involved in other outreach activites including organising and contributing to several exhibits at Celebrate Science https://www.dur.ac.uk/celebrate.science/
I am a Tutor at St Chad's College and am a member of the Board of Governors.
- Ganguly, A., Azzawi, S., Saha, S., King, J., Rowan-Robinson, R., Hindmarch, A., …Barman, A. (2015). Tunable Magnetization Dynamics in Interfacially Modified Ni81Fe19/Pt Bilayer Thin Film Microstructures. Scientific Reports, 5, Article 17596. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep17596
- King, J., Ganguly, A., Burn, D., Pal, S., Sallabank, E., Hase, T., …Atkinson, D. (2014). Local control of magnetic damping in ferromagnetic/non-magnetic bilayers by interfacial intermixing induced by focused ion-beam irradiation. Applied Physics Letters, 104(24), Article 242410. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4883860
- Eastwood, D., King, J., Bogart, L., Cramman, H., & Atkinson, D. (2011). Chirality-dependent domain wall pinning in a multinotched planar nanowire and chirality preservation using transverse magnetic fields. Journal of Applied Physics, 109(1), https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3525733