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

The Department is always delighted to hear from you! If you have a question around Education (e.g. joining us for a degree programme), Research (e.g. working with our academics), Public Engagement (e.g. interacting/visiting schools/hosting bespoke school visits), or anything else, then the list of contacts below can help you. If you cannot find the relevant person on the list below or you are unsure, then it is best to contact the Head of Department.

Head of Department: Richard Binns

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

Department Contacts


Faye Menzies

PA to Head of Department

Student Support

Professor Clare Watt

Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange  

Professor Hamdi Torun

Head of Education  

Dr Linzi Dodd

Postgraduate Research Enquiries

Student Progress Manager

Student Complaints

Business Enquiries

Sales and Business Development Team

Placements Enquiries

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Deputy Head of Department 

Professor Hoa Le-Minh

Head of Subject: Mathematics 

Dr Matteo Sommacal

Head of Subject: Physics

Dr Shaun Bloomfield

Head of Subject: Electrical Engineering 

Dr Apel Mahmud

Director of Employability

Professor Richard Fu

Head of Education

Professor Hamdi Torun

Head of

of Research & Knowledge Exchange   

Professor Clare Watt

UoA12 Lead (Deputy Head of

Research & Knowledge Exchange)

Professor Guillaume Zoppi

PGR Programme Leader 

Dr Linzi Dodd

Director of Ethics

Professor Gennady El

Director of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Professor Eamon Scullion


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