Prof John Terry

Academic Leadership Roles

I have acted in a variety of academic leadership roles since my time as a Lecturer at Loughborough University. These include:

  • Member of the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team for Healthcare Technologies (2017-) - in this role I am one of 16 academics, industrialists and other key stakeholders to advise on EPSRC strategy in the area of Healthcare Technologies. 
  • Chair of the University of Exeter's EPSRC Strategy group (2016-) - in this role I am responsible for building the University's relationship with the funder and for driving up volume and quality of large and strategic bids for funding. 
  • Director of the EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare (2016-) - in this role I am responsible for the academic leadership of the Centre, which comprises 8 investigators, 5 PDRAs, 1 Research Software Engineer, 2 PhD students and 6 industry partners.
  • Co-Director of the Wellcome Trust ISSF2 funded Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Analysis (2014-) - in this role I am responsible for the academic leadership of the Centre, alongside the University's Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research & Impact. The core funding from Wellcome supports 5 postdoctoral research fellows, alongside 2 research secondees. Matched funding from the University funds 5 PhD students who commenced their training in September 2016.
  • Member of MRC Strategic Skills Panel (2014-) - in this role I am one of a panel of ~20 scientists who assess early career researchers for the MRCs Skills Devleopment Fellowship and related schemes.
  • Director of Research for Mathematics and Computer Science (2014-16) - appointed to the role in January 2014, building on experience gained in mathematical biology and medicine. Over the course of 30 months saw the Discipline's research awards increase from under £4M to over £7.5M per annum.
  • Head of Systems Biology & Control Research Group (2013-14) - appointed to the role in June 2013 where I was responsible for the research direction of the group and line management of academics. I stood down from the role to take up the position as Director of Research in January 2014.
  • Member of EPSRC Peer Review College (2013-) - I joined the EPSRC Peer Review College, and regularly review proposals for funding. Additional I was a member of the Mathematics Prioritisation Panel in March 2015.
  • Member of the EPSRC Mathematical Neuroscience Network Steering Group (2008-2012) - a follow up network to the Theoretical Neuroscience Network, I served on the steering group under the chair of Professor Steve Coombes.
  • Co-ordinator of the Leverhulme Trust Theoretical Neuroscience Network (2004-2008) - an international academic network eventually consisting of 12 partners over 5 countries in 3 continents.
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