Professor Ole Petersen CBE FMedSci FLSW MAE ML FRS

Academic Director

Ole H Petersen is a 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. He is a former Vice-President of the Royal Society and of the Academia Europaea. He has received many prizes for his research work, including the NOVO Nordisk Foundation’s Jacobaeus Prize (Copenhagen 1994), the Czech Academy of Science’s Purkyne Medal (Prague 2003), the American Physiological Society’s Walter B Cannon Memorial Award (San Diego 2018), Academia Europaea’s Gold Medal (Barcelona 2021) and the International Association of Pancreatology’s George E Palade Prize and Medal (Kyoto 2022).

Louise Edwards

Knowledge Hub Manager

Louise’s international career has included 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

Executive Officer

Juliet is an experienced Executive Officer with over 25 years working in the UK Higher Education sector. Her background is in international student recruitment and marketing. She travelled extensively thoughout Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Juliet has a first degree in languages (Spanish and Welsh) and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).

Alice Sadler

Communications Officer

Alice has worked in the UK Higher Education sector for 10 years, with a focus on academic and research support, communications, and international collaborations. Previously she worked as a Partnership Manager in Cardiff Metropolitan University, travelling throughout East Asia, Africa and Europe. Alice has a degree in Filmmaking and Media Arts from University of London, and she has delivered videography projects across a range of subjects.