Management Board

The Management Board is the primary decision-making body for the DTP. At its meetings the Management Board discusses and agrees policy and strategy for the DTP, and has final oversight of recruitment and selection, training provision, placements and partnership work.

Management Board membership 2020-21
DTP Director

Paul Lawrence
Asa Briggs Professor of History, The Open University

DTP Associate Director

Sara Haslam
Professor of Twentieth-Century Literature, The Open University

DTP Associate Director

Benjamin Thompson
Associate Professor of Medieval History, University of Oxford

DTP Associate Director Richard Rex
Professor of Reformation History, University of Cambridge


The Training Development Group (TDG)

Chaired by a member of the Management Board, the TDG oversees the training developed centrally by the DTP. It draws on professional researcher development expertise from the constituent universities, and has devolved responsibility to issue calls for bids to develop student- or academic-led training, to oversee the development of digital and other training assets and to allocate funding.

The Student Liaison Group (SLG)

The SLG seeks to embed the student voice at the heart of the DTP. The Student Liaison Group is composed of two DTP students from each institution, with a Chair elected from this number. Further information and membership is available on the Student pages of our website.