Grahame Blair is the Executive Director, Programmes and a member of the Executive Board.
The Programmes Directorate is responsible for the implementation of STFC's science and technology strategy. Including the research programmes in particle physics, astronomy, nuclear physics and accelerator R&D (including the STFC's processes for peer review), as well as STFC's programmes in education, training and public outreach and the external engagement programmes that help translate research in the universities into economic impact for the UK.
Grahame is Chair of the Associates of the ILL (Institut Laue Langevin) neutron source in 2017 (as he previously was in 2014) and also UK Head of Delegation to the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility).
Grahame was previously Head of Department at RHUL's Department of Physics where he managed the Centre for Particle Physics at RHUL and was Deputy Directory of the John Adams Institute for accelerator science, in collaboration with Oxford University and Imperial College London.
He has worked in the research fields of theoretical particle physics, experimental particle physics and accelerator physics.