Governance & Management

Governance & Management

The Aura CDT is an academic consortium, led by the University of Hull, and delivered in conjunction with partner universities Durham, Newcastle and Sheffield. The Management Board will seek representation from all Stakeholders under Chair, Dan Parsons, Director of the Energy and Environment Institute at the University of Hull.

Aura CDT Governance and Management Structure

Aura CDT Key Personnel


Professor Dan Parsons, University of Hull

Deputy Director
Dr Rob Dorrell, University of Hull

Programme Manager:
Dr Danielle Smith, University of Hull

Admissions Manager:
Dr Nina Dethlefs, University of Hull

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager:
Dr Fiona Earle, University of Hull

PG Diploma Manager:
Dr Stuart McClelland, University of Hull

Academic PhD Manager:
Dr Will Coombs, Durham University

Industry Research Manager:
Professor Jim Gilbert, University of Hull

Industry Stakeholder Manager:
Dr Peter Osborne, University of Sheffield

Dr Per Berggren, Newcastle University
Dr Will Coombs, University of Durham
Dr Nikolaos Dervilis, University of Sheffield
Dr Pete Osborne, AMRC, University of Sheffield
Professor Peter Talling, University of Durham
Professor Nick Wright, Newcastle University

The Aura CDT Student Committee seeks to connect and encourage communication between students and the management team as well as between the student cohorts. It aims to give students a voice in the running of the CDT.

The committee is a group of elected members drawn from all Aura CDT cohorts, which meets fortnightly to discuss current and future operations.

Chair                                                 Ethan Clark

Social Rep                                        Maisy Bradbury

Charity Rep                                     Sophie Al-Mudallal

Community Outreach Rep           Jordan Burgess

Education & Engagement Rep    Sarah Bee



Terms of Reference – Aura CDT Student Committee

April 2021 Student Committee Progress Report

Treasurer (Secretary)     Hannah Marsden

Student Rep (Cohort 1)  Rachael Keslake

Student Rep (Cohort 2)  Victoria Bessonova

Student Rep (Cohort 2)  Emily Settle

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