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Contact The Department of Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University

Head of Department: Richard Binns

Department of Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering
Northumbria University
Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne


Deputy Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor: Professor Rebecca Strachan


Department Contacts


Caitlin Avery

PA to Head of Department

0191 227 4724

Student Support

Professor John Woodward


0191 227 3048 

Allan Osborne

Postgraduate Research Enquiries

0191 227 3226

Robert Duker, Student Progress Manager

Student Complaints

0191 227 4698

Business Enquiries

Sales and Business Development Team

0191 227 3251

Placements Enquiries

Role Staf
Associate HoD  Dr Paul Oman
Head of Subject: Mathematics  Dr Pete Philipson
Head of Subject: Physics Dr Neil Beattie
Head of Subject: Electrical Engineering  Professor Krishna Busawon
Director of Enterprise & Engagement  Professor Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala 
Director of Learning & Teaching  Professor Ghanim Putrus 
Director of Research & Innovation (and UoA10 Lead)  Professor James McLaughlin
UoA12 Lead (Deputy Director of Research & Innovation) Dr Guillaume Zoppi (UoA12)
PGR Programme Leader  Dr Zhiwei (David) Gao
Equality & Diversity Representative  Dr Guangquan Li
Ethics Representative 

Dr Richard Fu

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