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The Team

Welcome to the contacts page for NERC FSF. An introduction to members of staff at the Facility is provided, along with e-mail contacts. Please feel free to contact the FSF Manager if you have any queries relating to the Equipment Facility.


Prof. Mathew Willaims, Director.

Mathew is Professor of Global Change Ecology at the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, and a PI for the National Centre for Earth Observation. His research focuses on terrestrial carbon cycling, and he is a leader in using model - data fusion (MDF) to diagnose local to global variation in plant and soil processes and their interactions with climate and management.


Dr Andrew Gray, Operations Manager.

Andrew completed his PhD researching carbon biogeochemistry of glacial systems at the University of Sheffield. As well as overseeing operations and training at FSF, he is also a research associate at the University of Cambridge, where he is using field spectroscopy and satellite remote sensing imagery to investigate the distribution of snow ecosystems in Antarctica.



Mr Jack Gillespie, Operations Technician.

Jack joined the FSF in November 2018, and works alongside Andrew to ensure that equipment is in excellent condition, calibrated, and arrives with the user in time and in once peice! Jack is a BSc Geography graduate from the University of Edinburgh, and since graduating has taught Geography field courses in North Wales and Devon, before becoming a surveryor for the E.U. LUCAS 2018 project prior to joining the FSF.