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. Professor Petersen is Vice-President of Academia Europaea and also a member of the Academia Europaea Board. He is Chief Editor of American Physiological Society’s Open Access flagship journal FUNCTION which launched in 2020.

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).

Anna Coote

Executive Officer – Science for Policy

With a background in communications and engagement, Anna has worked on a wide range of projects and programmes within the NHS and third sector in Wales. This has included supporting patients and carers to co-produce research studies, and working on a children and young people’s mental health programme. 

Juliet Davies

Executive Officer

Juliet is an experienced Executive Officer with over 20 years working in the UK Higher Education sector. Her background is in marketing, international student recruitment, office and event management.