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Merseyside Branch

Merseyside is one of 11 regional branches in England, and part of a wider network of IOP activity across our Nations including Scotland, Ireland and Wales. It is a small but very active branch, committed to sharing the work of the IOP both throughout the region and in Cheshire, with centres based in Liverpool and Chester.

Our activities

As well as a full programme of talks suitable for specialists and non-specialists alike, you may also find us busking at festivals, supporting teachers, collaborating with other organisations in the region, and much more. If you are interested in finding out more, or getting involved, please contact the regional manager, [email protected].

Message from the Chair

"I'd like to take the opportunity to welcome you from all the committee and I hope that you find something here that gets you involved in the branch. If you have any thoughts or suggestions or are interested in joining the branch committee, then don't hesitate to get in touch."

Dr Marion Leibl, Chair of the Merseyside Branch

Branch committee

Chair Dr Marion Leibl, MInstP 
Secretary Dr Matthew Darnley, MInstP
Secretary Dr Robert Ian Taylor, CEng CPhys FInstP
Treasurer Dr Kirsty McKay, MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Rob Barnsley, CPhys MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Stephen Barrett, CPhys FInstP
Ordinary Member Mr Keith Caulkin, MBE CPhys MInstP
Ordinary Member Professor Andrew Newsam, MInstP
Co-opted Member Miss Sarah Annand
Co-opted Member Professor Timothy Greenshaw, CPhys MInstP
Co-opted Member Dr Peter Rowlands, CPhys MInstP
Co-opted Member Dr Harold Stockdale, MInstP
Co-opted Member Mr Paul Warsaw
Ex-officio Professor Philip James, MInstP
Ex-officio Professor Carsten Welsch, MInstP

Branch events

View upcoming Merseyside Branch events.


Contact details

Email: [email protected]

Keep up to date with our branch events, activities and news via our Facebook page.

Branch support officer – North West

Email: [email protected]

The IOP’s North West region covers the area of Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire.