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General Trustee: Jane Weir CSci CPhys MInstP

Term of office: October 2021-September 2025

A headshot of Institute of Physics Council member Jane Weir smiling

Jane is a Senior Principal Scientist at the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). There she leads research programmes, including international collaborations, some of which have gained awards from the UK Government Chief Scientific Advisor.

Jane holds a master’s degree in physics and astronomy from the University of Sheffield and is a chartered member of the Institute of Physics (IOP). She runs a successful accredited company training scheme that has twice been recognised at the IOP’s Best Practice in Professional Development Awards.

She is Chair of the IOP Professional Development & Accreditation Committee, a member of the CPhys and CSci assessment panels, a STEM Ambassador and author of four children’s books on physics topics.