Academic Advisory Board

Academic Advisory Board Meeting Dates 2020. 4th February, University of Bath. 31st March, University of Bristol. 15th July, University of Plymouth. Final 2020 AAB: TBC.

The SWDTP Academic Advisory Board (AAB) manages the education partnership between the institutions, and the development and implementation of academic programmes.  It decides on all operational and delivery and quality functions for the SWDTP, as well as taking funding decisions for collaboration funds and allowances devolved by the ESRC.  Our student reps have a close link with the AAB and they attend meetings to advise on how we work, our priorities and to provide detailed feedback from students.

Current members of the AAB are:



Professor Richard Harris, University of Bristol

Dr Angeline Mbogo Barrett, University of Bristol

Sonja Foster, SWDTP Manager

Joanna Williams, SWDTP Administrator


Dr Sean Cumming, University of Bath

Dr Kerry Papps, University of Bath

Dr John Brice, University of Bath

Ana Bullock, University of Bath


Katie Allan, University of Bristol

Dr Jo Haynes, University of Bristol


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Professor Kim Peters, University of Exeter

Dr Marc Valeri, University of Exeter

Alison Stamps, University of Exeter

Anna Dolman, University of Exeter


Professor Richard Yarwood, University of Plymouth

Professor Chris Mitchell, University of Plymouth



Governance Structure