Dr Tariq Ali

New trustees are to join IOP Council

Three new Trustees are to take up their places on our Council on 1 October.

The three, who were elected in a ballot of IOP’s membership, will each serve for a four-year term ending on 30 September 2022. Seven people stood in the ballot for the three positions on Council, and the results were announced at our AGM on 19 July.

Dr Tariq AliDr Tariq Ali is Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships at the University of Birmingham and is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Imperial College London, currently with the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment. He is a member of the Management Board of the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology.

For six years he was Executive Director of Envision ALR, a science, technology and innovation company in Singapore, and for 10 years was a member of the Singapore–British Business Council.

Previously, he was Director of the Energy and Environment Office at Imperial College London, having before that been a researcher with the UK Dark Matter Search and in Quantum Well Solar Cells. He has a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College London, an MSc from the University of Edinburgh and a BSc from UCL.

Dr David BoyceDr David Boyce is Head of Physics at Uppingham School in Rutland, having been a physics teacher in five schools throughout Leicestershire, including head of physics in two of them. He is also an associate tutor on the University of Leicester’s PGCE course and has been involved in several Lead Educator programmes.

His MPhys degree at the University of Lancaster was in physics with cosmology and he has a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Leicestershire. For his PhD, on “UV studies of the interstellar medium”, he won a Sir Arthur Clarke Award in 2009.

He became a Fellow of the IOP in 2018 and has been elected chair of the IOP Physics Communicators Group.

Dr Tamara SheretDr Tamara Sheret graduated with a master’s degree in physics and astronomy from the University of Sheffield, then gained a PhD in antenna design through Queen Mary University London while working and studying part time, before moving into astrophysics research. She then qualified as a secondary school physics teacher and taught in state schools.

After leaving teaching, she worked as an antenna expert in a defence company for 10 years. She has held leadership roles in industry, working with teams across Europe in physics-based roles. Recently she moved into working in a small startup company.

She was a member of the IOP’s Yorkshire Branch Committee for two years and has been a member of the IOP’s London and South East Branch Committee for the last three years, being in charge of media. She has also been a member of the Institute’s Professional Standards Committee for more than 18 months.


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