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Our team is made up of a diverse range of people from early career scientists to those with decades of experience and accolades, students, apprentices and visiting researchers. Our operations staff also play a crucial part in supporting our science and facilities. If you would like to be part of PML please visit our vacancies page or follow us on Twitter to be kept up-to-date with new opportunities.

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It is a privilege to lead our world-class research organisation, and our burgeoning commercial arm, in meeting the challenges presented by a changing marine environment.

Professor Icarus Allen
Chief Executive of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and PML Applications Ltd

People directory

Nick Buckland OBE

Board Member

Mark Butcher

Board Member

Nigel Godefroy FCA

Board Member

Paul James

Board Member

Dr Bev MacKenzie

Board Member

Janice Timberlake

Chair of the Board

Professor Icarus Allen

Chief Executive of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and PML Applications Ltd

Geri Laing

PA to the Directorate & Company Secretary Assistant
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Duncan McFarlane

Legal Contracts Officer

Beverly Tremain

Director of Operations & Company Secretary

Professor Steve Widdicombe

Director of Science and Deputy Chief Executive

Professor Nicola Beaumont

Head of Science - Sea and Society
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Jerry Blackford

Head of Science: Marine Systems Modelling Group
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Ben Calton

Head of Geospatial Applications
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Professor Steve Groom

Head of Science - Earth Observation
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Professor Pennie Lindeque

Head of Science: Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
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Dr Tim Smyth

Head of Science - Marine Biogeochemistry and Observations
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Dr Ruth Airs

Marine Biogeochemist and Head of Postgraduate Studies
ruai12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Yuri Artioli

Marine Ecosystem Modeller
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Dr Angus Atkinson

Marine Ecologist
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Dr Elizabeth C. Atwood

Earth Observation Data Analyst
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Dr Muchamad Al Azhar

Ocean Modeller
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Amanda Beesley

Zooplankton analyst
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Professor Tom Bell

Ocean-atmosphere biogeochemist
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Dr Lauren Biermann

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Zara Botterell

Marine biologist
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Dr Sarah Breimann

Analytical chemist
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Dr Stefanie Broszeit

Marine ecosystem services researcher
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Ian Brown

Marine Chemist
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Dr Andrei Chuprin

Programmer
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Dr James Clark

Marine Ecosystem Modeller
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Dr Dan Clewley

Earth Observation Research Software Engineer
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Dr Matthew Cole

Senior Marine Ecologist and Ecotoxicologist
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Dr Rachel Coppock

Marine Ecologist
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Dr Lee de Mora

Marine Ecosystem Modeller
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Dr Marius Dewar

Modeller
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Andrew Edwards-Jones

Social Scientist
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Elaine Fileman

Plankton Ecologist
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Dr Helen Findlay

Biological Oceanographer
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Dr James Fishwick

Head of Smart Sound Plymouth and Head of Operations and Technology, Western Channel Observatory
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Professor Kevin Flynn

Marine Plankton Ecologist
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Dr Elizabeth Gabe-Thomas

Environmental Psychologist
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Dr Giovanni Galli

Modeller
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Carolyn Harris

Analytical Chemist
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Dr Frances E. Hopkins

Marine biogeochemist
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Dr Ben Howey

Earth Observation Data Analyst
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Dr Thomas Jackson

Remote Sensing and Ocean Optics Scientist
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Dr Molly James

Marine Ecosystems Modeller
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William Jay

Airborne Earth Observation Data Analyst
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Dr Bror Jonsson

Senior scientist
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Dr Thomas Jordan

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Susan Kay

Numerical Modeller
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Dr Vassilis Kitidis

Marine biogeochemist
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Christina Kong

Postgraduate Fellowship
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Dr Gemma Kulk

Phytoplankton physiologist
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Dr Andrey Kurekin

Marine Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Peter Land

Remote Sensing Scientist
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Dr Angus Laurenson

Scientific Python Guru
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Dr Gennadi Lessin

Marine System Modeller
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Dr Junfang Lin

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Xiaohan Liu

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Thomas Mansfield

Data Systems Architect
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Dr Océane Marcone

Social Science Researcher
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Dr Nicola Martin

Senior Earth Observation Research Software Engineer
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Dr Victor Martinez-Vicente

Bio-optical oceanographer
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Aser Mata

Earth Observation Scientist
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Andrea McEvoy

Benthic Ecologist
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Louise McNeill

Benthic Ecologist and Faunal Taxonomist
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Thomas Mesher

Macrofaunal Ecologist
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Dr Peter Miller

Marine Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr David Moffat

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Data Scientist
dmof12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Joana Nunes

Benthic Ecologist
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Benjamin O'Driscoll

Data Visualisation and GIS Developer
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Silvia Pardo

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Helen Parry

Molecular Biologist and Physiologist
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Dr Dale Partridge

Modeller
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Christine Pascoe

Ecotoxicologist
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Jani Pewter

Instrument and Data Technician

Dr Helen Powley

Modeller
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Dr Graham Quartly

Physical oceanographer (Remote sensing)
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Dr Ana M Queirós

Marine and Climate Change Ecologist
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Dr Andy Rees

Marine biogeochemist
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Dr Olivia Rendón

Environmental Economist
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Dr Mahasweta Saha

Marine Chemical Ecologist
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Dr Sevrine Sailley

Ecosystem modeller
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Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

Merit Remote Sensing Scientist
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Dr Nick Selmes

Earth Observation Scientist
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Professor Stefan Simis

Earth Observation Scientist (inland/coastal waters)
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Dr Jozef Skakala

Ecosystem modeller
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Darren Snee

Data and Web Services Engineer
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Dr Paul J. Somerfield

Ecologist
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Emma Sullivan

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Karen Tait

Microbial Ecologist
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Dr Liz Talbot

Marine Ecologist
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Dr Glen Tarran

Marine microbial ecologist
gat12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Varunan Theenathayalan

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Gavin H Tilstone

Bio-optical oceanographer
ghti12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Ricardo Torres

Systems Modeller Data Assimilation
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Dr Carol Turley

Head of International Affairs
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Peter Walker

Remote Sensing scientist
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Dr Mark Warren

Remote sensing scientist
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Joanna Warwick

Post-doctoral researcher
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Michael Wathen

Research Software Engineer
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Dr Stephen Watson

Ecosystems Services Scientist
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Claire Widdicombe

Plankton Ecologist
clst12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Robert Wilson

Ecosystem Modeller
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E. Malcolm S. Woodward

Chemical oceanographer
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Dr Ming-Xi Yang

Chemical Oceanographer
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Shauna Corr

PhD student
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Emilie Courtecuisse

PhD student
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Jasmin Dorinda

PhD student
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Heather Emberson-Marl

MSc student
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Daniel Ford

PhD Student
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Hannah Green

PhD Student

Anneliese Hodge

MRes student
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George Manville

PhD student

Hayley McIlwraith

PhD student

Francesco Pallottino

PhD Student
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Paula Pereira

Research intern
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Natalie Smith

PhD student
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Oliver Thomas

PhD student
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Chris Walkinshaw

PhD Student
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Sian Coughlin

Head of Financial Services

Jacqueline Cullum

Accounts Officer

Justine Dolling

Financial Controller

Samantha Farrell

Contracts Administrator

Duncan McFarlane

Legal Contracts Officer

Mihaela Panaete

Accounts Officer

Dean Richards

Finance Manager

Marta Weremczuk

Accounts Officer

James Lord

Fundraising Development Officer
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Lesley Nel

Fundraiser
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Graham Beddoe

Quality Manager

Lee Merchant

Buildings and Facilities Manager

Dr Rachael Rees

Science Facilities Manager

Valerie Barlow

Human Resources Officer

Julia Davy

Head of Human Resources

Elizabeth Hamilton

Human Resources Manager

Maddie Riley

Human Resources Administrator

Joe Bishop

Windows server systems & infrastructure specialist

Liam Gilbard

System and Applications Developer

Gary Holder

Head of ITG

John Jury

IT Customer Support Specialist

Thecla Keizer

Deputy Head International Office & International Marketing and Business Development Executive
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Dr Carol Turley

Head of International Affairs
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Dawn Ashby

Senior Communications Officer
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Kelly-Marie Davidson

Senior Communications Officer
kdav12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Daniel Jones

Head of Marketing & Communications
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Thecla Keizer

Deputy Head International Office & International Marketing and Business Development Executive
tke12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Jon White

Webmaster
jowa12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Ari Winfield

Digital Communications & Social Media Specialist
awi12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Ben Calton

Head of Geospatial Applications
bac12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Samuel Fawcett

Applied Research Assistant
saf12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Tim Fileman

Business Development Manager
twf12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Kim Hockley

Project Manager
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Maria Igoshina

Project Management and Administrative Support
mai12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Dimitrios Kaloudis

Research Scientist
dka12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Tom Vance

Research and Development Manager
thva12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Anna Yunnie

Senior Applied Scientist (Marine Biologist & Ecologist)
anyu12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Jim Aiken

PML Fellow
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Professor Manuel Barange

PML Fellow
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Dr Peter Claridge

PML Fellow
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Professor Bob Clarke

PML Fellow, PRIMER-E
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Sarah Dashfield

PML Fellow
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Professor Stephen de Mora

PML Fellow
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Dr Joanna L Dixon

PML Fellow
jod12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Dr Roger Harris

PML Fellow
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Dr Anthony Hawkins

PML Fellow
ajsh12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Tom Hutchinson

PML Fellow
thom112/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Carole Llewellyn

PML Fellow
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Dr David Lowe

PML Fellow
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Professor Fauzi Mantoura

Honorary PML Fellow
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Professor Michael Moore

PML Fellow
mnm12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Sarah Nelms

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
san12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Philip Nightingale

PML Fellow
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Professor Jan Pentreath

PML Fellow
jpen12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Professor Robin Pingree

PML Fellow
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Dr Luca Polimene

PML Fellow
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Dr Marie-Fanny Racault

PML Honorary Fellow, based at University of East Anglia

Assistant Professor Dionysios Raitsos

PML Fellow
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Professor James Readman

PML Fellow
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Dr Rebecca Shellock

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
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David Smith

PML Fellow
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Dr Emily Stebbings

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
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Professor Arnold Taylor

PML Fellow
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Dr Reg Uncles

PML Fellow
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Dr Richard Warwick

PML Fellow
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Professor John Widdows

PML Fellow
jwid12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Fiona Beckman

POGO Communications Officer
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Karolina Iwaniak

POGO Accounts Officer
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Laura Ruffoni

POGO Administrative Assistant
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Dr Sophie Seeyave

POGO Chief Executive Officer
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Graham Beddoe

Quality Manager

Louise Baker

Receptionist
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Stephanie Raw

Receptionist
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Dr Ruth Calder-Potts

Research & Impact Services Officer
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Christina Devereux

Science Support Office Manager
chpb12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Suzanne Hawkins

Science Support Administrator
suh12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Jessica Heard

Research & Impact Services Manager
jessh12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Jennifer Lockett

Head of Integrated Research, Impact & Support Services
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Emily Widdecombe

Research & Impact Services Officer
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Cathy Woods

Science Support Officer
cwo12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Josie Ashford

Cleaner
joas12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Michael Ashford

Laboratory Cleaner
mias12/10/2022 2:51:38 AM@pml.ac.uk

Louise Baker

Receptionist
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Tristan Jaycock

Marine engineer
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Lee Merchant

Buildings and Facilities Manager

Andrew Pawley

Engineer
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Andrew Perkin

Manager/Skipper
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Georgina Ramm

Maritime Apprentice
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Stephanie Raw

Receptionist
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Anthony Staff

Deputy Services Manager
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Gary Stevens

Skipper/Mate
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Mark Wilson

Technical Services Assistant
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