Directors and Operations

  • Professor Deeph Chana

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    Professor Deeph Chana Co-Director

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    Professor Deeph Chana is Co-Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology, Co-Director of the Centre for Financial Technology, and Professor of Practice in Imperial Business School. He is currently Chair of NATO's Advisory Group on Emerging and Disruptive Technologies. 

  • Jane Lac

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    Jane Lac Institute Manager

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    Jane has overall responsibility for the operational and financial management of the Institute. She is responsible for financial planning, the implementation of the Institute’s strategy against its mission, the development of its education portfolio, and leads on the Security and Resilience MSc as Co-Director.

  • Zarine Khurshid

    Zarine Khurshid

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    Zarine Khurshid Special Projects Manager

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    Zarine has been with the ISST since 2019 and has been instrumental in establishing the Innovation Ecosystem, a triple helix collective of industry, government, and academic partners. Zarine joined Imperial in 2012 and has extensive experience in staff development, research grants management and strategic projects.  

  • Andreea Gavrilă

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    Andreea Gavrilă Institute Coordinator

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    Andreea has been with the Institute since 2020, supporting the core team from an operational standpoint across education, research, and innovation. She is also working closely with the MSc Course Co-Directors in planning the annual strategy for the programme and ensuring its smooth delivery.  

  • Catriona Noble

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    Catriona Noble MSc Coordinator

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    Catriona is the MSc Coordinator for the MSc Security and Resilience: Science & Technology course, providing support for students whilst ensuring the smooth planning and delivery of the programme. She joined the ISST in 2022 and has worked in University administration since 2017.  

  • Max Swinscow-Hall

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    Max Swinscow-Hall Communications and Policy Outreach Officer

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    Max has responsibility for communications, engagement and internal networks at the Institute. His work builds the internal connections and ensures Imperial’s capabilities in security, resilience and defence are effectively communicated to external stakeholders. Max has personal interests in technology and innovation and experience of the R&D and commercialization process.

  • Jack Cooper

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    Jack Cooper Communications and Policy Outreach Officer

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    Jack leads on communications and events, working with industry, government, and academic partners to promote the work of the Institute and its joint ventures. One such venture is The Zero Pressure Podcast, conceived of by Saab and ISST. He joined the ISST in 2021, having spent several years in biomedical research. 

  • Furrah Hussain

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    Furrah Hussain RITICS Programme Manager

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    Furrah joined the Research Institute in Trustworthy Inter-connected Cyber-Physical Systems (RITICS) hosted within the ISST in August 2021. She formed part of the first cohort of the ISST's MSc programme in Security & Resilience, graduating in 2020.