Who's who at QuantIC

Director, Professor Steve Beaumont

Professor Steve Beaumont is a well-known figure in research and knowledge exchange in Scotland, throughout his research career and then ten years as Vice-Principal for Research and Enterprise at the University of Glasgow.

After leaving the position of VP in 2013, Steve continues to supports world-leading collaborative research in intelligent sensor networks and systems and is the academic lead for CENSIS, the Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems.

Steve is the Director of QuantIC, the UK’s Centre of excellence for research, development and innovation in quantum enhanced imaging, bringing together the Universities of Glasgow, Bristol, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Warwick, Oxford and Strathclyde with more than 40 industry partners.


Steve Beaumont

QuantIC Principal Investigator, Professor Miles Padgett

Professor Miles Padgett is the Principal Investigator for QuantIC.

Miles holds the Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy at the University of Glasgow.  His research group, Glasgow Optics, has pioneered the understanding of light's momentum, including conversion of optical tweezers to optical spanners, the opportunity for angular momentum in optical communication, and demonstrating an angular form of the quantum EPR paradox.


QuantIC Associate Director, Dr Sara Diegoli

Sara is the QuantIC Associate Director, responsible for strategic planning, governance and oversight of the day to day operational delivery of QuantIC.


Sara Diegoli



Business Development Manager, Christopher Payne-Dwyer

Chris leads the Business Development Team and strategic outlook.  He is keen to hear from new industry partners or aspiring students. Whether you need support for funding, or solutions to tackle challenges from climate change to healthcare, QuantIC is here to help achieve your goals.

Christopher.Payne-Dwyer@glasgow.ac.uk T:07960 386520


Business Development Manager, Kevin McIver

Responsible for developing research and knowledge exchange opportunities through the advancement of a range of funded collaborative proposals with industry and via the commercialisation of the hubs technologies.

Kevin.McIver@glasgow.ac.uk T: 0141 330 4080

Kevin McIver

Project Officer, Catherine MacNeil

Catherine provides day-to-day project management for QuantIC, including governance, finance, reporting and administration. She has worked for QuantIC since 2016.


Catherine MacNeil

Quantum Technology Assistant (Projects), Joshua Baird

Joshua assists in the administrative running of QuantIC, whilst providing assistance in reporting and finance tasks.


Joshua Baird

Marketing, Communications & Outreach, Clare Kidd

Clare is responsible for the marketing, communications, events and public outreach programme for QuantIC.  She has worked for the University of Glasgow for the last 14 years in various Marketing and Communications roles. 


Clare Kidd

Quantum Technology Assistant (Marketing), Amanda Baird

Amanda works part-time within the Marketing Team planning social media content, gathering interviews, organising events, and delivering basic design work.


Amanda Baird