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Matin Durrani

Editor, Physics World

Dr Matin Durrani has been editor of Physics World since March 2006. He graduated with a degree in chemical physics from Bristol University, and did a PhD in polymer physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. After two years as a postdoc at the Cavendish, he joined Physics World in 1994.

Dens Milne

Associate editor, Physics World

Dens Milne is associate editor of Physics World. She has been with the magazine for more than 10 years, having previously helped to publish material covering the whole spectrum of the subject from a weekly condensed-matter journal to the 2000-page reference work Twentieth Century Physics. She has a degree in physical sciences.

Hamish Johnston

Editor, physicsworld.com

Dr Hamish Johnston is editor of physicsworld.com. He did a PhD in condensed-matter physics at Canada's McMaster University and has spent a decade editing technology magazines in the computing, vacuum-technology and wireless-communications sectors. He joined physicsworld.com in August 2006.

Michael Banks

News editor, Physics World

Dr Michael Banks is news editor of Physics World. He graduated in physics from Loughborough University having spent a year at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany. After then completing his PhD in experimental condensed-matter physics at the Max Planck Institute, he joined the team in October 2007.

Margaret Harris

Reviews and careers editor, Physics World

Dr Margaret Harris is reviews and careers editor of Physics World. She studied physics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, in the US and then did a PhD in atomic physics at Durham University in the UK. She joined the team in August 2008.

Louise Mayor

Features editor, Physics World

Dr Louise Mayor is features editor of Physics World. She graduated with an MSci in physics from the University of Nottingham, which included a year spent at the University of Toronto in Canada. She then did a PhD in experimental surface science, also at the University of Nottingham, before joining the team in January 2010.

James Dacey

Multimedia projects editor, physicsworld.com

James Dacey is multimedia projects editor with physicsworld.com. He graduated in natural sciences from the University of Birmingham before completing a Master's in science, culture and communication at the University of Bath. In-between he worked as an English teacher in Eastern Europe and South America. He joined physicsworld.com in January 2009.

Tushna Commissariat

Reporter, physicsworld.com

Tushna Commissariat is a reporter for physicsworld.com. She graduated from St Xavier's College, Bombay, India, with a BSc in physics before moving to London to complete an MA in science journalism. She was a summer science intern at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. She joined physicsworld.com in April 2011.

Kate Gardner

Production editor, Physics World

Kate Gardner has been a production editor at IOP Publishing since 2006, and joined the Physics World team in January 2011. She is responsible for the production of Physics World and physicsworld.com. She previously produced technical books for Blackwell Publishing and has a degree in English from the University of Reading, UK.

Chris Thomas

Group advertising manager

Chris Thomas is the group advertising manager for the Physics World portfolio. He has considerable business-to-academia and business-to-business sales and contract-management experience across a range of magazines and websites and is in his second spell at IOP Publishing. He has a degree in French and European Studies from the University of Keele.

Bernadette Bickmore

Senior sales executive, the Americas

Bernadette Bickmore has worked in B2B sales in numerous markets since gaining a BSc from Drexel University in 1982. Her current responsibilities include Physics World and physicsworld.com.

Katrina Davis

Senior sales executive, UK and Ireland

Katrina Davis has been working at IOP Publishing since 2006 and joined the Physics World and physicsworld.com team as a senior sales executive in July 2009.

Tom Houlden

Senior sales executive, Baltics and Central Europe, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Japan, China, India, Australasia, Germany

Tom Houlden is a senior sales executive for Physics World and physicsworld.com.

Mattias Persson

Senior sales executive, France, Spain, Italy, Scandinavia, Russia, Middle East, the Americas, South Korea

Mattias Persson is a senior sales executive for Physics World and physicsworld.com.

Sarah Andrieu

Senior recruitment sales executive, Europe, South America

Sarah Andrieu is a senior sales executive for Physics World and brightrecruits.com. She joined IOP Publishing in 2008. She has a degree in German and Italian, and has spent several years working in sales in the publishing and IT sectors.

Rebecca Massingham

Recruitment sales executive, UK, North America

Rebecca Massingham is a recruitment sales executive for Physics World and brightrecruits.com. She joined IOP Publishing in 2010. She has a degree in education studies, and has previously worked as a sales team co-ordinator.

Stephen Jones

Recruitment sales executive, Europe, rest of world

Stephen Jones joined IOP Publishing in January 2011 and is a recruitment sales executive for Physics World and brightrecruits.com. He studied architecture at the University of the West of England, UK, and is currently studying German and Japanese.

Gemma Bailey

Senior marketing executive

Gemma is senior marketing executive for the Physics World portfolio. She is responsible for managing the marketing activities for physicsworld.com, Physics World, brightrecruits.com and IOPimember. She has worked in marketing roles in consumer publishing for several years, and has a degree in design management for the creative industries from Nottingham Trent University and a certificate in relationship
marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.