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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Staff and Governance

Core Staff

The day-to-day running of IMEMS is the responsibility of the Core Executive Committee, comprising the Director and Associate Directors and the Administrator. 

Prof Brian Tanner, M.A., D.Phil., C.Phys., F.Inst.P, F.H.E.A., F.R.S.A.

Department Rep (Physics) in the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43518
Room number: 120

Contact Prof Brian Tanner (email at

Indicators of Esteem

  • :

    2005 Barrett Award of the International Centre for Diffraction Data, Pennsylvania, USA

    2012 Queen's Award for Enterprise promotion

    2014 Gabor (formerly Duddell) Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics

Research Groups

Centre for Materials Physics

  • Correlated Electron Systems

Department of Physics

Research Projects

Department of Geography

  • Durham - CMI Knowledge Exchange Laboratory, The

Department of History

Research Interests

  • Metallic multilayers
  • Semiconductors and ceramics
  • X-ray scattering and magnetism


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Full Executive Committee

Our Full Executive Committee is made up of the Core Executive Committee, listed above, plus a number of executive members including:

International Advisory Board

We are extremely fortunate to have be able to call on the help and guidance of colleagues from around the world who help to shape and guide our direction, strategy and international reach. Our current Advisory Board members are: