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the success of our CDT is made possible by the strong network of researchers, clinicians and high-achieving students, all steered by a strong management team

Centre Staff

The centre is managed, under the directorship of Dr Gary Zhang, by a team of academics drawn from both engineering and clinical disciplines. The management team runs the centre day to day.

Dr Gary Zhang

The Centre Director takes overall responsibility for the training programme and chairs management meetings and various events associated with the program.


Deputy Director

The Deputy Director, assisted by the Centre Administrator, oversees many of the day-to-day activities including website maintenance, advertising, recruitment, scheduling, student management, teaching and exam coordination, and project/supervisor assignment.


Dr Ivana drobnjak
Student Tutor

The Student Tutor is primarily responsible for pastoral care of the students, but also supporting the Deputy Director and providing some redundancy in the academics’ knowledge of each student’s situation.


Dr Dan Stoyanov
Industry and Entrepreneur Liaison

The Industry and Entrepreneurship Liaison seeks industry input, sponsorship and advises students on industry placements.


Ms Rebecca Holmes
Centre Administrator

The Centre Administrator is responsible for the administration of the CDT programme and application process.


Georgina Cade
Communications Officer

Responsible for supporting internal and external communications relating to the CDT and the evening seminar series.