The academic and research staff at Leeds have come to us from a wide range of countries including India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands and the USA. Equally our British staff come from all corners of the UK, including Cornwall, Yorkshire, Scotland and Wales.

Our staff have brought with them education and experience of working in some of the most respected academic institutions in the world, with time spent at groups in Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, University College London, Imperial College London, Manchester, Chicago, Edinburgh and Max Planck Institutes.

The collective skills and knowledge picked up from this experience have been used to establish our own international-class, independent programmes in Leeds.

The group regularly collaborates with and is frequently visited by friends and colleagues, some of whom are former students, from a range of excellent institutions. We travel extensively to maintain these collaborations and to visit facilities all over the world.

Many of us play very active roles in the STFC, the research council that funds most UK research in Particle Physics and Astrophysics. We have considerable input into the establishment of the priorities of future projects and programmes.

Head of School
Prof Mark Thompson

Head of Group
Prof René Oudmaijer

Academic and Teaching Staff
Prof Melvin Hoare
Dr John Ilee
Dr Stuart Lumsden
Prof Dan Marsh
Dr Olja Panić
Dr Julian Pittard
Dr Sven Van Loo
Dr Catherine Walsh

Research Professors and Senior Research Staff
Prof Tom Hartquist
Prof Alan Watson (FRS)

Research Staff
Dr Aneesa Ahmad
Dr Daniela Iglesias Vallejo
Dr Tonye Irabor
Dr Katharine Johnston
Dr Maria Koutoulaki
Dr Marie van de Sande
Dr Chris Wareing
Dr Gwen Williams


Research Students
Kingsley Ahenkora-Duodo
Solomon Appekey
Alice Perez Blanco
Suzannah Boardman
Greg Cooke
Madinah Dillmahomed
Jonathan Dodd
Joseph Eatson
Heather Johnston
Samuel Karlin
Binghan Lui
Eugene Okwei
Isaac Radley
Hajanirina Randriamanantena
Yara Simango
Hannah Walker
Chumpon Wichittanakom

Former Group Members
Yenifer Angarita-Arenas
Dr Anne Buckner
Dr Nichol Cunningham
Dr Ben Davies
Dr Alice Booth
Dr Abigail Frost
Dr Jonathan Henshaw
Dr Evgenia Koumpia
Dr Marcin Kupilas
Dr Luke Maud
Dr Ignacio Mendigutia Gomez
Dr James Miley
Dr Fernando Olguin Choupay
Dr Willice Obonyo
Evans Owusu
Dr Cormac Purcell
Dr Simon Purser
Dr Rosie Sumpter
Robin Upham
Dr James Urquhart
Shima Ujjani Shivashankara
Dr Miguel Vioque de Lozar
Dr Willem Jan de Wit