Below are details of members of the core cities team at the University of Leeds.

Phil Purnell, Professor of Materials and Structures, School of Civil Engineering

Phil is Director of the Cities Research Theme. He works in the fields of composite durability, biomaterials, critical materials, infrastructure tensions, carbon footprints for construction materials, 3D printing and non-destructive testing.
+44 (0)113 34 30370
5.03b School of Civil Engineering


Amy Brookes, Communications, Events and Administrative Officer 

Amy is responsible for the effective running of the theme, communicating internally to our 100-plus academic network and externally to our partners, funders and interested parties. She joined the Cities team in 2019 after over five years in international marketing development at the university where she focused on partnerships. Amy is also an elected member in South Yorkshire, serving a four year term in a metropolitan borough council.
+44 (0)113 34 39391
5.03 School of Civil Engineering

Juliet Jopson, Project Support Manager 

Juliet provides project support for the Resource Recovery from Waste programme as well as the Self-Repairing Cities project. She has over ten years’ experience of project managing large multi-disciplinary multi-partner research projects, including working with international and non-academic partners.
+44 (0)113 34 32325
5.03 School of Civil Engineering