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Mohan K Balasubramanian

Director of IAS and Professor Warwick Medical School

Mohan Balasubramanian assumed the role of Director, Institute of Advanced Study, in September 2022. He joined Warwick in October 2013, where he was Professor and Pro-Dean (Research) Warwick Medical School until August 2022. Mohan Balasubramanian is a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator and his research group investigates mechanisms by which molecular scale forces are generated to accomplish cell division.


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Fiona Fisher

Research Strategy and Programme Manager

Fiona is the Research Strategy and Programme Manager for the Institute of Advanced Study and works with the Director to develop and oversee the implementation of a broad-ranging research strategy capable of delivering the Institute’s internal engagement and external funding priorities. She also has overall responsibility for the administrative operations of the IAS and for coordinating the delivery of its diverse portfolio of initiatives.


Telephone: 024761 50564

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Gareth J Johnson

Managing Editor-in-Chief, Exchanges Journal

Gareth (Gaz) is the Managing Editor-in-Chief for the ExchangesLink opens in a new window interdisciplinary research journal. He is the operational and strategic lead for all journal related activities, with particular interests in academic communicative praxis. He also hosts The Exchanges Discourse academic podcast. He is an HEA Fellow in long standing, along with being a past Chair of the UK Council for Research Repositories (UKCoRRLink opens in a new window) and the Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery (FILLink opens in a new window). He has also been the Mercian Collaboration'sLink opens in a new window Chief Operations Officer and an external examiner for Glyndwr University.


Telephone: 024765 74423

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IAS Administrator, IAS Programme Coordinator and EA to Pr. Mohan Balasubramanian

Insiya joined IAS in May 2022 and is responsible for IAS administration, coordination and development of a range of interdisciplinary research programmes including the Visiting Fellowship and Early Fellowship programmes along with the management and utilisation of Cryfield Grange. Moreover responsible for assisting in efficient delivery of IAS activities, processing funding application and awards, supporting the ECPM in the delivery of the IAS postdoctoral fellowship programmes including the Accolade training programme, and is responsible for disseminating IAS news, producing multimedia, online and other marketing content.


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 IAS Early Career Programme Manager 

Katie joined the IAS in October 2022 as the IAS Early Career Programme Manager. Katie will take over the delivery of our postdoctoral fellowship programmes while Dr Sarah Penny is taking extended maternity leave. Katie has a background in research, holding a PhD in Chemistry and having formerly been a PDRA (University of Nottingham).


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Rachel Hitchcox

IAS Programme Coordinator

Rachel Hitchcox is responsible for the operational management of the schemes offered by the Institute, alongside a suite of activities to support interdisciplinary engagement across academics units at Warwick. Rachel joined the IAS in March 2015.


Telephone: 024761 50565
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IAS Programme Manager

Sarah leads the portfolio of opportunities for Early Career Researchers at the IAS and is responsible for building and supporting a university-wide community of postdoc researchers through its schemes. She coordinates the online delivery of the Accolade Programme, builds networks of scholars through the Associate Fellowship scheme, and develops the IAS's communications to reach and engage new audiences. Sarah has a background in academic administration, engagement and research holding a PhD in Theatre (University of Warwick) and a double Master's in International Performance Research (University of Amsterdam).