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Top Influencers: 29 UK Associate Professor’s To Follow in 2022

Associate Professor play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Associate Professor role. We have selected these Associate Professor’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Associate Professor’s. The list is in no particular order!

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Lucy Donaldson

Associate Professor @ University of Nottingham

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Lucy is a neurophysiologist with expertise in sensory neuronal function in disease states. Starting out as a dentist. Lucy studied for her undergraduate (Dentistry BDS, Neuroscience BSc (Hons) and postgraduate (PhD, Pharmacology) degrees at the University of Edinburgh. She has worked at the University of California Davis (’94-’96), the University of Leicester(’96-’98), the University of Bristol (’99-2013) and now as Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham. She has expertise in the areas of chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain, and in human taste perception in health and disease. She is co- founder and consultant to a spin-out drug development company Exonate. Learn more about Lucy Donaldson on Crunchbase…

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Jan Czernuszka

Associate Professor @ University of Oxford

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Jan Czernuszka is a University Lecturer at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Trinity College. He is a Founding Scientist of Oxtex and its Chief Technical Officer. Jan set up and is Head of the Biomaterials Group at Oxford: this is now a Wellcome Trust Centre for Tissue Engineering. He has over 100 publications and nine patents and is regularly invited to give presentations at international conferences. He has been part of a group that obtained Oxford’s largest single grant of approximately £56m. Jan has been Dean and vice-President of Trinity College and is currently Chairman of the Faculty of Materials. He has a BSc (Hons) and ARSM from Imperial College, London, a Ph.D from the University of Cambridge and an M.A from the University of Oxford. Learn more about Jan Czernuszka on Crunchbase…

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Kevin Walker

Associate Professor, Immersive Media @ Coventry University

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Vihar Georgiev

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) & Deputy Group Leader of Device Modelling Group @ University of Glasgow

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Some pictures from my 3rd talk at @europeanmrs #European #Materials #Research #Society (E-MRS) in #Warsaw where I presented our work on a #diamond which we did together with Prof. David Moran and Joseph McGhee at @UofGlasgow @UofG_ENE @ASMaDgroup

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Amit Mehta

Associate Professor @ Swansea University

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From 1998 to 2001 Dr Amit Mehta worked in the Telecommunications Industry in Bangalore, India and in Singapore. From July 2002 to February 2006 he worked at the University of Essex, in the Department of Electronics Systems Engineering. Since February 2006 he has been working at Swansea University where he is the Director of Antenna, Communication and Smart City Laboratory. His core research focus is Intelligent Autonomous Communications, Adaptive Antennas, 5G, RF Microwave systems, Sensor and Smart Cities. He is particularly interested in body and vehicle communications, large scale mobile networks, communication signal processing on chipsets / Raspberry Pi / Micro Controllers, smart antennas, mm waves and sensor networks. Dr Mehta has successfully supervised / supervising over 50 postgraduates (> 10 PhDs), has over 70 technical publications, 4 design rights and two patents on invention of steerable smart antenna and concealed weapons detection system. He is a regular key note speaker, session organizer and chair for a number of IEEE / Defence international conferences. Currently he is a reviewer member of EPSRC UK and undertakes regular peer review of leading journals such IEEE Transactions AP / MTT. Dr. Mehta has strong industry-academic project engagements with both civilian and defence sectors (HP research laboratories Palo Alto, California, USA, BAE Systems UK, Ministry of Defence / DSTL UK, UK Home office, US Dept. of Home Land Security, etc). Dr Mehta has given a number of IEEE special seminars based on his leading research in various institutions including the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, University of Toronto, and National University of Singapore. Along with undertaking state of the art research Dr Mehta also endeavours to develop a high quality teaching curriculum. He was in receipt of the departmental best lecturer award in 2007 and believes that an outstanding teacher produces an outstanding researcher. Learn more about Amit Mehta on Crunchbase…

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Martin Stoelen

Associate Professor @ Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

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Rehan Bhana

Associate Professor @ Birmingham City University

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Rehan Bhana is an Associate Professor at Birmingham City University. Learn more about Rehan Bhana on Crunchbase…

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Sebastian Riedel

Associate Professor @ University College London (UCL)

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Sebastian is a Reader at University College London, leads the UCL Machine Reading group and is Co-Founder and Head of Research at Bloomsbury AI. He is an Allen Distinguished Investigator and received an $1M award from the Paul Allen Foundation to ‘move the needle’ towards answering broad scientific questions in AI. Sebastian is generally interested in the intersection of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, and particularly interested in teaching machines to read and to reason with what was read. Learn more about Sebastian Riedel on Crunchbase…

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Lucas Kello

Associate Professor of International Relations @ University of Oxford

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Lucas Kello is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford University. He serves as Director of the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, a major research initiative on the impact of modern technology on international relations, government, and society. He is also co-Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at the Department of Computer Science. His recent publications include The Virtual Weapon and International Order (Yale University Press), a book that explains the transforming impact of the current cyber revolution on national security and international affairs. Learn more about Lucas Kello on Crunchbase…

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Gavin Brown

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Financial Technology @ University of Liverpool

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Paul Jenkins

Associate Professor of Data Science @ University of Warwick

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Paul Jenkins is an Associate Professor of Data Science in Statistics and Computer Science, with interests in Monte Carlo methods, genomic data analysis, inference from stochastic processes, and mathematical population genetics. Learn more about Paul Jenkins on Crunchbase…

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Ravishankar Borgaonkar

Associate Professor @ University of Stavanger

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Kal Karim

Associate Professor in Organic and Computational Chemistry @ University of Leicester

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Jasmin Fisher

Associate Professor in Systems Biology @ University of Cambridge

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Fisher’s research in executable biology focuses on cutting-edge technologies for modelling the molecular mechanisms of cancer and the development of novel drug therapies. Learn more about Jasmin Fisher on Crunchbase…

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Andrew Steer

Associate Professor @ University of Melbourne

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A/Prof Steer is a consultant paediatrician and paediatric infectious diseases physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital. He is a Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for International Child Health in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne, as well as Group Leader of the Group A Streptococcal Research Group at MCRI. A/Prof Steer holds a current NHMRC/NHF career development fellowship. Learn more about Andrew Steer on Crunchbase…

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François Caron

Associate Professor of Statistics @ University of Oxford

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Francois Caron is an Associate Professor in the department of Statistics and a tutorial Fellow at Keble College, University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, London. He is co-director of the Oxford-Warwick EPSRC-MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in modern statistical science (OxWaSP). Learn more about François Caron on Crunchbase…

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Xiao Ma

Associate Professor, Head of WMG Accelerator @ University of Warwick

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Geoff Merrett

Associate Professor and Professor of Electronic and Software Systems and Head of the Centre for IoT @ University of Southampton

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Dr Geoff Merrett is an Associate Professor in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, based in the Electronic and Software Systems Group. He was awarded a first class honours degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton in 2004, where he subsequently studied for a PhD. He was awarded his PhD in March 2009 for his thesis on “Energy- and Information-Managed Wireless Sensor Networks: Modelling and Simulation.” His research interests are in energy-aware wireless sensing and sensor networks, energy harvesting, modelling and simulation, pervasive healthcare and wearable devices. Dr Merrett is a Co-Investigator on the EPSRC-funded £5.6M PRiME Programme Grant (where he leads the applications and cross-layer interaction theme), the £11.6M SPHERE IRC, and “Continuous on-line adaptation in many-core systems: From graceful degradation to graceful amelioration”. He has previously been a Co-Investigator on “Next Generation Energy-Harvesting Electronics – A Holistic Approach” (where he is also led the demonstrators theme) and the “Energy Harvesting Network” (which he continues to co-manage), and was a named-researcher on the project “Platform: New Directions for Intelligent Sensors”. He was also the recipient of a competitive ‘Adventures in Research Grant’ from the University of Southampton on “Design and Human Evaluation of Haptic Devices for Hand Rehabilitation from Sensory Deficits due to Neurological Impairment (Principal Investigator), an interdisciplinary project with researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences, which subsequently led to being awarded further funding in this area by the NHS/TSB. His research team currently consists of 3 members of research staff, 13 PhD students, 3 visitors, and a number of project students, and he has previously supervised 10 research students through to completion and managed 25 members of research staff and interns. Learn more about Geoff Merrett on Crunchbase…

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Nicoletta Policek

Head of the Graduate School and Associate Professor @ University of Cumbria

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After hearing the news that foodbanks will close on Monday, some fellow Mother's/Carers & I have set up #TheMotherBank ❤️

By Mum's for Mum's, to support those most in need at this time. Please share, donate if you can & give us a follow on Instagram ❤️

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Nicoletta Policek is the head of the graduate school and an associate professor in policing and criminology at the University of Cumbria. Learn more about Nicoletta Policek on Crunchbase…

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Deborah Andrews

Associate Professor @ London South Bank University

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Deborah has 25 years’ experience in the field of sustainable design and manufacture, which she incorporates into research, enterprise and teaching activities. Her specialism is the development of the Circular Economy and the inter-relationship between embodied and operational impacts, and projects range in scale from programmable thermostatic radiator valves to data centres. Deborah regularly collaborates with industry on research and consultancy projects, examples of include the development of sustainable design tools and services for a design consultancy and refrigeration manufacturers, encouraging pro-circular behaviour and links between productivity and thermal comfort in the built environment. Learn more about Deborah Andrews on Crunchbase…

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ben hallen

Associate Professor in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship @ University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business

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Theresa Simpkin

Associate Professor of Management & MBA Director @ University of Tasmania

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Roderich Gross

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) & Head of Natural Robotics Lab @ University of Sheffield

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During World War II, Kathleen Roberts was working 72 hour weeks while being paid less than men doing the same job. Following her campaign to get the city’s Women of Steel recognised, Kathleen has been made an Honorary Doctor of Engineering at 100-years-old this afternoon.

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Roderich Gross received a Diploma degree (summa cum laude) in computer science in 2001 from Dortmund University of Technology (Germany) and a Ph.D. degree in engineering sciences in 2007 from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). From 2005-2007, he was a JSPS research fellow at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), a research associate with the School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol (UK), and a Marie Curie Research Fellow at Unilever R&D Port Sunlight (UK). From 2008-2009 he was a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at the EPFL (Switzerland). From 2010-2013, he was a Lecturer and since January 2014, he has been a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering of the University of Sheffield. Learn more about Roderich Gross on Crunchbase…

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Max Little

Honorary Associate Professor @ University of Oxford

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And also to mention the excellent (also 2016) paper by my much-respected peers @LakeBrenden, @TomerUllman, @gershbrain, and Josh Tenenbaum?

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences/article/building-machines-that-learn-and-think-like-people/A9535B1D745A0377E16C590E14B94993

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Max Little is a Associate Professor at University of Oxford. Learn more about Max Little on Crunchbase…

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David Ludlow

Associate Professor, European Smart Cities @ University of the West of England

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David Ludlow is an urban planner with substantial practice experience gained in UK government spatial planning agencies, and subsequently as EU research project manager at UWE, responsible for securing and managing more than 50 EU funded projects. These projects focus on smart City decision-making systems, integrated urban management information systems, and sustainable urban development. David is currently project manager for EU FP7 urbanAPI (Smart Cities ICT Call), DECUMANUS (Urban Planning Downstream Services, Space Call), urbanNexus (Urban Management, Environment Call), ESPON SEGI Applied Research project, and is urban planning expert for the European Topic Centre Spatial Information Analysis (European Environment Agency). David is a member of the EU Expert Group on the Urban Environment (European Sustainable Cities Project), and the Expert Group for the EU Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment (6th Environment Action Programme). Learn more about David Ludlow on Crunchbase…

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Vijay Nagarajan

Reader (Associate Professor) @ University of Edinburgh

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Michael Osborne

Associate Professor @ University of Oxford

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Christina Preston

Associate Professor of Education @ De Montfort University

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Orla Lynskey

Associate Professor of Law @ London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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