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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 Allison Vickers: [email protected].

Branch committee (from 1 October 2023)

ChairProfessor Andrew Newsam, MInstP 
SecretaryDr Marion Leibl, MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Rob Barnsley, CPhys MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Stephen Barrett, CPhys FInstP
Ordinary MemberMiss Kimberley Cota
Ordinary MemberMiss Sophie Gresty
Ordinary MemberDr Marita O’Sullivan, MinstP 
Ordinary MemberDr Theodoros Papadopoulos, MInstP
Ordinary MemberEur Ing Derek Lee Parkes, FInstP
Co-opted MemberDr Harold Stockdale, MInstP
Ordinary MemberDr Kevin Williams, 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.

Member networks support officer – North West

Email: [email protected]

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