The Departmental Juno Transparency and Opportunity Committee was established in 2007 to implement the Institute of Physics' Juno Code of practice which aims to support best practice for all staff with particular attention to putting in place practical actions to address the under representation of women in university physics. The Committee is also guided by the Athena Swan Charter. The Department was awarded Juno Championship status and the Athena Silver Swan award in 2009, this was renewed in 2012. The Head of Department and the Heads of Group have endorsed an ongoing action plan.
Juno Transparency and Opportunity
Find out more about the work of the Physics Department Juno Committee.
CHAIR: PROFESSOR DIMITRI VVEDENSKY
Professor Dimitri Vvedensky (Chair) is a member of the CMTH Group, a former head of this group, and has been in the Physics Department since 1985. He has served on all of the main departmental committees, and is a three-‐time recipient of the IC Award for Excellence in Teaching.
DR EMMA CHAPMAN
Emma Chapman is a Royal Astronomical Society Research Fellow based in the Astrophysics group. Emma was the 2014 recipient of the Institute of Physics Very Early Career Woman Physicist of the Year Award and sits on the Institute of Physics Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Emma studied for her undergraduate degree at Durham University and then moved to UCL for her PhD and first postdoc.
DR DAVID CLEMENTS
Dr David Clements is a Senior Lecturer in the Astrophysics Group. He was a UG and PhD student at Imperial College before postdoctoral work elsewhere in the UK and in Europe, including Oxford and Cardiff Universities and the European Southern Observatory HQ near Munich and the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale near Paris. While a PhD student he was student union Postgraduate Affairs Officer and a member of the student union Council. He is also a published science fiction writer.
DR CAROLINE CLEWLEY
Dr Caroline Clewley is a Senior Teaching Fellow and has been at Imperial since 2009, after completing a PhD in Astrophysics at Oxford and an STFC postdoctoral fellowship at UCL. She is currently involved in a wide range of teaching as well as Physics educational research into collaborative learning and online interactive simulations. Caroline has two young daughters and has worked 80% since 2012.
PROFESSOR LESLEY COHEN
Professor Lesley Cohen is in EXSS and a former head of that group. She has been at Imperial for 24 years, originally holding a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. Lesley worked part-time during her daughter’s early school years. She was the inaugural recipient of the Julia Higgins Medal for her pioneering work in support of academic women at the College.
PROFESSOR MICHELE DOUGHERTY
Professor Michele Dougherty is Head of Department and Professor of Space Physics. She is leading unmanned exploratory missions to Saturn and Jupiter and is Principal Investigator for J-MAG - a magnetometer for JUpiter ICy moons Explorer *JUICE) of the European Space Agencies due for launch 2022. She was awarded a CBE in the 2018 New Year's Honours list, is a Fellow of the Royal Society and was awarded the Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal in 2017.
DR LIZ ELVIDGE
Dr Liz Elvidge is the Head of the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre responsible for the support and development of Imperial's 2,400 researchers and fellows. She is an Athena SWAN assessor and a member of the cross-college Athena SWAN committee as well as a number of departments SWAN Committees. Last year she published a book for postdocs: ‘ What every postdoc needs to know’, World Scientific. She has 2 step-children and 2 step grandchildren. She is the sole carer for her husband, who took early retirement due to ill health.
MRS MERY FAJARDO
Mery is the Physics Adminissions and Disability Officer. She manages the admissions process and also looks after the pastoral care of Undergraduate students with physical and mental difficulties. Mery is a member of the MAP Panel. She is a mother and has worked at Imperial since 2001.
DR ROBERT FORSYTH
Dr Robert Forsyth is a Reader in SPAT and has recently assumed the role of Director of Undergraduate Studies, which includes the allocation of staff to teaching duties. He has been a member of the Department for 25 years, joining originally as an RA. He has previously been Senior Tutor in the Department, receiving a Rector’s Award for Excellence in Pastoral Care, and more recently Admissions Tutor.
Ms Caroline Jackson
Caroline Jackson, Executive Assistant to HoD and Operations Manager, manages the Physics web pages and deals with HoD business, including providing administrative support for the Juno Committee. Caroline has worked in various positions around the college for 11 years and has been in her current role for 6 years. She is a single mum of two and works full time.
DR SARAH MALIK
Sarah Malik is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the HEP group, working on the search for dark matter at the Large Hadron Collider. She is a full time working mother and has a 5 year old who started school this year.
DR STUART MANGLES
Stuart Mangles is a Reader in the Plasma Physics group. He joined the Juno committee after being one of the first members of the department to take advantage of shared parental leave after it was introduced in 2015. He has specific interests in parental leave, flexible working and was previously a member of the working group that formed the Faculty of Natural Sciences Fellows’ Forum, a support network for Research Fellows across the faculty.
PROFESSOR MARTIN MCCALL
Professor Martin McCall is a member of the Photonics Group, and has been in the Physics Department since 1988. He was a Undergraduate in the Department 1980-83, and won a award for teaching excellence in 2013.
DR SUBHANJOY MOHANTY
Dr. Subhanjoy Mohanty is a Reader in the Astrophysics group, working on the formation of stars and planets. He joined Imperial in 2008, after receiving his Bachelor's degree from Harvard and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and a stint as a NASA Spitzer postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard. He is a recipient of the Faculty of Natural Sciences Excellence in Teaching award, and has been a member of Imperial's undergraduate admissions committee for the last decade.
DR DANIEL MORTLOCK
Dr Daniel Mortlock is a senior lecturer with a joint position in Physics (in the Astrophysics Group) and Mathematics (in the Statistics Section). He also has a part-time position at Stockholm University where he is a guest professor in the Astronomy Department. He has been at Imperial since 2005 and was chair of the Physics Department’s postdoctoral committee from 2009-2011, and hence an ex-officio member of the Juno Committee; he received an Imperial College London Faculty Research Staff Award for these efforts. He is now an ordinary member of the Juno Committee with a broad interest in equality, diversity and inclusion efforts, and in particular spreading best practice across departments and institutions.
MRS SUSAN PARKER
Mrs Susan Parker is the Technical Staff representative, Electronics Technician, Unite Branch Chair (joint) and Equalities Officer. Susan has been at Imperial as a member of Physics since 2008, having been previously self‐employed for 25 years. Her first full‐time employment was working for Chelsea Instruments, a company set up and run by people originally from Imperial Physics.
PROFESSOR JULIET PICKERING
Professor Juliet Pickering, Professor in the Space & Atmospheric Physics Group, Departmental Champion for part-time working, and Admissions Tutor, has been a member of the Physics Department for 28 years. Juliet joined the department as a PhD student, spent time abroad at Lund and Harvard Universities, continued as an RA, and held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. She is a mother, and worked 75% time for 12 years.
DR JESSICA WADE
Dr Jessica Wade is a postdoctoral research associate in EXSS and is the PDRA representative for the Women in Physics (WiP) student group. Jessica was previously a undergraduate student at Imperial, and has worked with the IOP, RAEng and several schools on campaigns to recruit and retain women in physics. In 2017 she was the UK representative on a US State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) travelling the US focussing on women in science. She won the Imperial College London Julia Higgins Medal in 2017 for contributions to support women in science at Imperial.
MR LUKE WHITE
Luke White, the Operations Manager, focusses on processes and procedures linked with HR, Research and Financial Services, and training and development of Departmental administration teams.
MR BRIAN WILLEY
Brian Willey has been a technician with the Department since 1979. He joined the QOLS Group in 1986 where his main role is designing and manufacturing equipment associated with lasers. He has been his Group’s safety coordinator since 1997, and was appointed the Department’s laser safety officer in 1998. He received the Rector’s H&S award for his contribution to safety in the Department in 2010.
DR HANNAH WILLIAMS
Hannah is a postdoctoral researcher in QOLS. Hannah was previously a Undergraduate Student at Imperial College, and recently completed her PhD in the Centre for Cold Matter. Hannah runs the Imperial College Women in Physics Group and received the Stephenson Fund in 2017 allowing her to conduct research at Columbia University for two months.