Hub team

Hub team


Professor Ole Petersen CBE FMedSci FLSW MAE ML FRS

Academic Director

Ole H Petersen is MRC Professor at Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences.  He was elected Fellow of The Royal Society in 2000 and Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in 2010. He became Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2008.

Professor Petersen is Vice-President of Academia Europaea and also a member of the Academia Europaea Board.


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Louise Edwards MA BA Hons DipLib MCLIP

Knowledge Hub Manager

Louise’s international career has included recent senior management posts at IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and as Director of The European Library.  Her earlier career was with the British Council in Poland, Cranfield University, the University of Birmingham and the UK’s JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee).


Juliet Davies MBA BA Honsportraits of cardiff china medical research collaborative medici

AE Executive Officer

Juliet is an experienced Executive Officer with more than 18 years working in the UK Higher Education sector. Her background is in marketing, student recruitment, office and event management.


Dr Esther Dorado-LaderaEsther Dorado-Ladera

SAPEA Executive Officer

Esther shares SAPEA tasks with Louise Edwards and is an architect by training, having a PhD in Theory and History of Architecture.