Co Directors

Each Supergen ORE Hub partner institution is represented on our Management Board by a Co-Director. As academic experts across a range of engineering specialties within Offshore Wind, Wave and Tidal technologies, together they bring an essential perspective enabling us to fulfil our mission of providing research leadership into Offshore Renewable Energy.

Professor Deborah Greaves OBE Director of the Supergen ORE Hub (University of Plymouth)
Professor Tim Stallard Co-Director of the Supergen ORE Hub (University of Manchester)
Professor David White Co-Director of the Supergen ORE Hub (University of Southampton)
Professor Henry Jeffrey Co-Director of the Supergen ORE Hub (University of Edinburgh)
Professor Richard Willden Co-Director of the Supergen ORE Hub (University of Oxford)
Professor James Gilbert Co-Director of the Supergen ORE Hub (University of Hull)
Professor Philipp Thies Co-Director of the Supergen ORE Hub (University of Exeter)
Professor Beth Scott Co-Director of the Supergen ORE Hub (University of Aberdeen)
Professor Byron Byrne Co-Director of the Supergen ORE Hub (University of Oxford)
Professor Xiaowei Zhao Co-Director of the Supergen ORE Hub (University of Warwick)
Professor Feargal Brennan Co-Director of the Supergen ORE Hub (University of Strathclyde)

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board brings together a group of experts within industry and government to provide the Hub with essential insight and dialogue beyond the academic sector.

The Advisory Board comprises of representatives from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, ORE Catapult, Carbon Trust, RenewableUK, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), utilities, developers and other sector leaders, covering all sectors and disciplines.

Paul McKeever Head of Strategic Research at ORE Catapult and Chair of the Supergen ORE Hub Industry Advisory Board
Ross Wigg CEO and Founder of Rayner Low Carbon Technologies Ltd and Lead Industrial Partner for the Supergen ORE Hub
Carolyn Heeps Head of Offshore Wind, Fred Olsen Renewables
Andrew Garrad Royal Academy of Engineering, Visiting Professor in Renewable Energy, University of Bristol

Research Alignment Group (RAG)

Our Research Alignment Group is a non-executive body selected by our Management Board to provide independent, objective, impartial advice and strategic guidance on the direction of Supergen ORE Hub research.

They are a panel of expert academics and industry representatives who are exceptionally well placed to help us focus on research relevant to the ORE sector. Especially areas of emerging research activity that might not yet be adequately integrated within ORE research programmes.

Supergen ORE Hub RAG participants include:

  • The Principal Investigators (PIs) of ORE research projects funded by UK Research and Innovation, including fellowships with a remaining project duration greater than one year.
  • UK PIs of substantive ORE research projects funded by non-UKRI sources, with a remaining project duration greater than one year.
  • Representatives from key infrastructures, such as European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC),  WaveHub, and relevant groups, such as PRIMaRE (Peninsula Research Institute for Marine Renewable Energy), MASTS (Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland) and LCRI (Low Carbon Research Institute).

The RAG meets once annually, with membership of the group being reviewed twice a year to reflect the  ORE research portfolio funded by UKRI and other sources.  Whilst they help us set direction, they are not responsible for the procurement or commissioning of research.

Supergen Team

Our operational team, based at the University of Plymouth provides the day-to-day running and administration for the hub. Our team of three undertake a wide range of roles. At the heart of it, they make sure all of our activity is aligned with and meets the objectives as set out in the Hub's mission statement. Need to get in touch?

Lee Richards Manager, Supergen ORE Hub
Barbara Fuller Administrator, Supergen ORE Hub
Kirsty Henderson Communications and Engagement Officer, Supergen ORE Hub

Post Doctoral Research Associates

Our Post Doctoral Research Associates are based at the 10 core partner universities of the Supergen ORE Hub.

Dr Siya Jin University of Plymouth
Dr Rachel Nicholls-Lee University of Exeter
Dr Katherine Kwa University of Southampton
Dr Neda Trifonova University of Aberdeen
Dr Mustafa Abdelrahman University of Hull
Dr Kaushalkumar Bhavsar University of Hull

Supergen ORE Hub Core Partners