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Professor Pam Thomas appointed as council member of the Science and Technology Facilities Council

We are delighted to announce that Professor Pam Thomas (Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Research) has been appointed as a council member of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). 

STFC supports a wide range of physical sciences research through its central facilities, as well as particle physics, astronomy, nuclear physics and space science, enabling researchers to answer fundamental questions about the nature of the Universe.

Pam, who was recently appointed as CEO of the Faraday Institution, will join 16 other council members, working directly with research and innovation communities across the UK, to develop and implement plans that contribute to delivering STFC’s strategic objectives.

Pam commented:

I am delighted to be joining the STFC as a council member and look forward to working with fellow council members over the coming years to support and deliver its exciting and ambitious agenda. I will work closely with a variety of stakeholders to understand the opportunities and requirements of the UK’s diverse and thriving research and innovation landscape - fostering collaboration and pushing forward the boundaries of internationally excellent research.”

Pam will formally join the STFC on 01 April, 2021.


STFC is one of the nine component parts of UKRI, which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create a rich and fertile environment for research and innovation to grow. Through funding and its world-class multidisciplinary research facilities, STFC has supported some of the most important discoveries of the 21st century - including the discovery of the Higgs Boson and the detection of gravitational waves in spacetime. 

Professor Pam Thomas (Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Research)

Professor Pam Thomas (Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Research)