Future leaders in science, technology, research and innovation need not only knowledge of the sector they are in – be it higher education, industry, the civil service or elsewhere – but also an understanding of the other parts of the UK’s research and innovation system. The Foundation Future Leaders Programme seeks to support the leaders of tomorrow in building the links and knowledge that they will need.

The programme brings together a cohort of around 30 mid-career professionals over the course of a year, with approximately 10 representatives each from the research community, industry, and the civil service and wider public sector. Over a 12-month period, the group meet and discuss with senior figures from government, parliament, universities, large industry, SMEs, research charities and others. Just as importantly, Future Leaders present their own expertise, develop skills and make future contacts. The programme includes external visits and the development of an annual conference for a wider group of mid-career future leaders in science, technology, research and innovation.

2022 sees the third cohort of Foundation Future Leaders take part in the programme. Details of Foundation Future Leaders from earlier years can be found as follows:

  • The 2019/20 cohort are here.
  • The 2021 cohort are here.

The Foundation Future Leaders for 2022 are:

Name

Position

Organisation

Dr Gokhan Bakan

Senior Research Scientist

National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

Mr Tom Bell

Strategy Manager

National Nuclear Laboratory

Ms Beth Bragg

Human Factors Specialist

National Nuclear Laboratory

Mr Hassan Butt

Grad Innovation Analyst

HS2 Ltd

Mr Howie Chau

Systems Engineer

Connected Places Catapult

Dr Thomas Davey

Senior Experimental Officer

FloWave, The University of Edinburgh

Mr Pete Dyson

Principal Behavioural Scientist

Department for Transport

Dr Peter El Hajj

Head of Delivery - National Digital Twin programme

Centre for Digital Built Britain

Dr Alexander Elliott

Research Fellow

Cranfield University

Mr Massimiliano Fasi

Assistant Professor

Durham University

Dr Ashleigh Filtness

Senior Lecturer of Human Factors in Transport Safety

Loughborough University

Mr Daniel Garbut

Critical Enablers Technical Lead- Rolling Programme of Decommissioning 

Magnox

Miss Gabi Gorringe

Programme Reporting and Analysis Manager

National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

Dr Louise Hazeland

Head of Science Capability and Strategy, Chief Scientific Adviser's Office

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Mr Thomas Hornigold

Policy Analyst

House of Lords Science and Technology Committee

Mr Mark Jacob

Head of 25 Year Environment Plan Outcome Indicators Team

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Dr Hermine Landt-Wilman

Assistant Professor (Research) & Daphne Jackson Fellow

Durham University

Dr Horia Maior

Assistant Professor in Computer Science

University of Nottingham

Dr Elizabeth Moyce

UKIMEA Research Development Manager

Arup

Mr Awais Munawar

Visualisation Theme Lead

National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Dr Maria Nelson-Clarke

Head of Propositions

Unipart Group

Dr Amy Nommeots-Nomm

Deep-tech Analyst

Octopus Ventures

Dr Denise O'Sullivan

Science Leader

National Measurement Laboratory (NML), LGC

Dr Lara Phillips

Head of Research Talent

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Dr Katie Raymer

Policy Advisor

Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr Neil Robinson

Private Secretary to the Executive Chair

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Miss Harriet Rushton

Maritime Environmental Protection Adviser

MOD (Navy Command)

Miss Lyndsey Scott

Software Engineer

Beamery

Miss Charlotte Stewart

Smart Water Systems Engineer

Anglian Water

Dr Pamela Swiatlowska

Postdoctoral Researcher

Queen Mary University London

Ms Liz Wainwright

Industry Partnerships Manager (Mathematics)

University of Bristol

Dr Helen Walker

Neutron Instrument Scientist

ISIS Neutron & Muon Source, STFC, UKRI

Miss Emily Warren-Barratt

Senior Private Secretary to the Chief Scientific Officer for England

DHSC/UKHSA

Dr Fiona Whiting

Senior Scientist

DSTL

 

Foundation Future Leaders in discussion with Lord Willetts, Chair of the Foundation for Science and Technology, during a visit to Parliament, October 2019. Foundation Future Leaders in discussion with Lord Willetts, Chair of the Foundation for Science and Technology, during a visit to Parliament, October 2019.
Foundation Future Leaders visiting Rolls Royce on March 31st, 2022. Foundation Future Leaders touring Rolls Royce on March 31st, 2022.
Foundation Future Leaders in discussion with Lord Willetts, Chair of the Foundation for Science and Technology, during a visit to Parliament, October 2019. Visiting the Diamond Synchrotron, Harwell Science Campus, December 2019.

Foundation Future Leaders in discussion with Lord Willetts, Chair of FST, during a visit to Parliament, October 2019.

Visiting the Diamond Synchrotron, Harwell Science Campus, December 2019.

At RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments), Culham Science Centre, December 2019. Meeting of the Foundation Future Leaders at the Royal Society in London, February 2020.

At RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments), Culham Science Centre, December 2019.

Meeting of the Foundation Future Leaders at the Royal Society in London, February 2020.

The 2022 Foundation Future Leaders Programme is partly sponsored by AIRTO (the Association for Innovation, Research and Technology Organisations). The Foundation for Science and Technology gratefully acknowledges their support.