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The Management Board is responsible for the strategic planning of the CDT and comprises representatives from the Academic Team and the Core Team.

Jonathan Reid

Jonathan is the Director of the CDT and chairs the Management and Thematic Boards. He oversees all elements of the CDT delivery, but his activity particularly focuses on: student recruitment; the training programmes accessed by our cohorts, partners and aligned students; academic partnerships and the assessment of PhD proposals; and our events including the Aerosol Measurement Forum, Annual Conference and summer schools. Jonathan also acts as a personal tutor for half the students in each CDT cohort, both during the first training year and beyond.

About Jonathan

Jonathan grew up in Kent where he attended his local state primary and grammar schools. He was the first generation in his family to go to University to study for a science degree; his Dad trained as a music teacher and his mother taught piano. He studied for a BA and MA in Chemistry at the University of Oxford, graduating with a first class degree before studying for a D Phil in Chemistry, also at Oxford.

After a period working as a post-doctoral research assistant at the University of Colorado, USA, he moved to a lectureship at the University of Birmingham, UK. In 2004, he moved to the University of Bristol and was promoted to Professor in 2009. He formed the Bristol Aerosol Research Centre in 2012, has been the President of the UK and Ireland Aerosol Society (2017-2020) and is the Editor-in-Chief of Aerosol Science and technology.

Dr Rachael Miles

Rachael Miles

Rachael (she/her) is the CDT Course Manager and Chair of the CDT ED&I committee. She organises and oversees delivery of the first-year training programme in Bristol, as well as co-organising further training events during the remaining PhD years. Rachael acts as a personal tutor for half the students in each CDT cohort, both during the first training year and beyond. As Chair of the ED&I committee, Rachael works with the CDT team, student cohort representatives, and Industrial Partner representatives, to ensure that the CDT recruitment and training processes are as diverse and inclusive as possible.

About Rachael

Rachael grew up in Yorkshire where she attended her local state primary and comprehensive (secondary) schools. She was part of the first generation in her family to go to university, studying for an MSci in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) at the University of Cambridge, where she graduated with a 2:1 degree. After enjoying working on her research project in the final year of her undergraduate degree, Rachael moved to the University of Bristol to study for a PhD in Aerosol Science. Upon completion of this, she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Bristol Aerosol Research Centre for the next ten years, undertaking research on many different aspects of aerosol science. During this time Rachael took a nine-month period of maternity leave, returning on reduced hours to allow her to balance work and home responsibilities. She became the Aerosol Science CDT Course Manager at the launch of the CDT in 2019.

Marc Stettler

Marc Stettler

Marc (he/him) is a Reader in Transport and Environment and CDT Partnership Director. He organises and helps link the CDT industrial and government partners to CDT training materials and PhD students. A key aspect to the Partnership Board is to ensure that PhD students are able to access and interact with partners outside of academia to realise translational impacts of their studies and research. Marc teaches Core Aerosol Science course 1.8 within each CDT cohort. As both educator and partnership director, Marc wants to ensure that all students see direct relationships between the coursework, PhD dissertation and future careers.

About Marc

Marc was born in Hong Kong and lived in Indonesia and the Philippines until his family moved to the West Midlands when he was 10. There he attended his local state primary and secondary schools. He was the first person in his family to go to University, studying for a BSc in Natural Sciences (Maths and Physics) at the University of Durham, where he graduated with a first-class degree in 2008. After reading a book on the effects and solutions to climate change, he was motivated to move across to Engineering and studied for an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development and, after enjoying his research project, a PhD in Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He was fortunate to work with two supervisors who exposed him to modelling and experimental aspects of aerosol science. After two years as a post-doc in Cambridge, he joined Imperial College London as a Lecturer in 2015. He has two kids and enjoys running.

Dr Kerry Knox

Kerry Knox

Kerry is the science education specialist with the CDT. She supports the CDT to fulfil its commitment to making use of educational research in the design of its training environment and conducts research to understand the effectiveness of the training and how it is experienced by our postgraduate researchers. She contributes to certain training elements and with Rachael organizes the Annual Forum on Education in Aerosol Science, which brings together educators in the field.

About Kerry

Kerry grew up in Bristol and studied for an MSci in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) at the University of Cambridge, graduating with a first-class degree. After this Kerry moved to the University of Oxford where she completed a PGCE in secondary science teaching. Still not quite ready to give up her student discount, Kerry then studied for a PhD in Aerosol Science under the supervision of Prof. Jonathan Reid. During her PhD Kerry enjoyed undergraduate teaching and volunteering with the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

After a brief period of postdoctoral research in Jonathan’s group, Kerry moved to the University of British Columbia (UBC), where she worked as a postdoctoral researcher and Killam Research Fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Ruth Signorell (now of ETH). While at UBC Kerry became involved in the work of the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative, eventually joining them full-time as a Science Teaching and Learning Fellow – a role which combined her scientific background with training in educational innovation and research methods. While living in Canada Kerry enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle and in particular cross-country skiing. Kerry returned to the UK in 2015 to take up a lectureship in science education at the University of York.

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