Our people

Our people

The Queen Mary community includes amazing people doing vital work in all parts of the University. These profiles showcase just a few of them.

Dr Lesley Howell Dr Lesley Howell, Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
13 August 2021

Dr Lesley Howell is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical and Medical Chemistry in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, and also one of the first cohort of Queen Mary Academy Fellows. In her profile, Lesley talks about piloting student facilitated workshops, working on using mixed reality technology for teaching and outreach work, and learning to play the piano. 

Rob Tucker, LGBT+ Officer at Barts and The London Students’ Association
14 June 2021

Third-year medical student Rob Tucker is LGBT+ Officer at Barts and The London Students’ Association (BLSA) and incoming VP Barts and the London at Queen Mary Students’ Union (QMSU). He spoke to us about what Pride means to him and his work as LGBT+ Officer.

Volunteering in Greece with the refugees: memories from 2017 and 2019
14 June 2021

This Refugee Week, Queen Mary Library Information Assistant Anne-Marie McHarg reflects on her experiences volunteering with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Greece, working with humanitarian organisations to support people fleeing conflict.

Dr Jordi Lopez-Tremoleda, Named Veterinary Surgeon
8 April 2021

Dr Jordi Lopez-Tremoleda is Queen Mary’s Named Veterinary Surgeon and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Laboratory Animals. In this staff profile, he talks about how animals are involved in research at Queen Mary, ways in which his team ensure that the animals receive the best care possible, and projects aimed at reducing, refining and replacing the use of animals in research.

Patty Wang Patty Wang, Regional Manager (East Asia)
22 February 2021

Patty Wang is the Regional Manager (East Asia) in the International Student Recruitment team based in our Beijing office. In her profile, Patty tells us about her role in China, her love of hiking and who she would invite to her dream dinner party.

Olu Popoola, Academic Skills Coordinator
15 January 2021

Olumide (Olu) Popoola is the Academic Skills Coordinator at Queen Mary. In his profile, he tells us about his plans for the role having started two weeks into lockdown, his hopes to build a student-facing learning development centre and his love of Regent's Canal as the owner of two canal boats.

This interview was first published in August 2020.

Professor Adrian Martineau
15 January 2021

Adrian Martineau is Professor of Respiratory Infection and Immunity at the Institute of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is leading on the investigation of risk factors for developing coronavirus as part of COVIDENCE UK, a national study collecting data from volunteers around the UK to answer scientific questions surrounding Covid-19.