Tim Ebbels

Tim Ebbels [1991]

Tim studied Pure & Applied Maths, Physics and Chemistry at A level in the Sixth Form. From there he went to the University of Cambridge where he gained a BA(hons) in Physics and then a Ph.D in Astrophysics.

Tim is currently a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London. He is a Reader in Computational Bioinformatics within the Computational and Systems Medicine Section of the Department of Surgery and Cancer.  His overall research interests lie at the interface between two broad areas: multivariate data analysis and post-genomic technologies.

He is married with two children and lives in London.


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Natasha Dowie recalled into England women’s squad after another hat trick.

Liverpool striker Natasha Dowie [Far Right on photo , class of 2006] has earned a recall to the England women’s squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Turkey. Interim boss coach Brent Hills picked Dowie after she was left out of Euro 2013 by former boss Hope Powell despite being top scorer in the league.

Dowie, 25, is now the Women’s Super League joint top scorer with 10 goals, firing Liverpool to the top of the table with two games remaining. Her last of three caps came in September 2011 against Serbia.

Hills said: “I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen from this season.

Hills, the Under-23 head coach and former assistant manager to Powell, will take charge of the opening two qualifiers as England set out on the road to Canada 2015.

He added: “We all realise we underperformed severely in the summer, but you don’t become a bad player overnight.

England’s World Cup qualifiers v Belarus and Turkey

  • Venue:      AFC      Bournemouth and Portsmouth FC
  • Date:      Saturday 21 September and Thursday 26 September
  • Time:      13:00 and 19:05 BST

Coverage: Live on BBC One and BBC Three

Women’s Super League: Liverpool & Bristol on track for title decider: Hat trick for Dowie.

By Tony Leighton Women’s football reporter

Liverpool and Bristol Academy both won on Thursday as the prospect of a winner-takes-all title decider between the sides moved a step closer.

Natasha Dowie celebrated her England recall with a hat-trick as the top-of-the-table Reds beat rivals Everton 4-2.

Liverpool 4-2 Everton [Thursday 12th September 2013]

The game opened at a frantic pace and Liverpool went behind after just four minutes, striker Nikita Parris sweeping home a cross from midfielder Jill Scott.

WSL top three

Pld Pts GD
Liverpool 13 33 25
Bristol 12 28 11
Arsenal 12 27 17

* Correct at 12 September 2013

But the Reds were level within two minutes, Dowie sending a neat lob over goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis. The Toffees almost restored their lead when Scott had a header cleared off the line by midfielder Fara Williams. Play continued to go from end to end before Dowie put Liverpool in front with a close-range finish on 31 minutes from left-back Corina Schroder’s cross.

But Everton stormed back and Parris hoisted a superb 30-yard shot into the roof of the Reds net in the final minute of the first half.

German winger Nicole Rolser squandered a chance to put the home side back in front 10 minutes into the second half. But Gemma Bonner made no mistake in the 64th minute, the defender powering in a far-post header from a Williams corner.

And five minutes from time Dowie completed her hat-trick, with a header from a Rolser cross, to take her season’s goal tally to 18.

[from BBC web site]


Gareth King 2013

Gareth King [1990]

Gareth gained a 1st class honours B.Eng. in mechanical engineering  from the University of Aston in 1994 on an undergraduate scholarship from British Aerospace. Gareth worked his way up through the aerospace industry as an engineer, product manager and account manager to his current position as Programs Manager at UTC Aerospace Systems in Montreal, Canada.

Penny Cook 2013

Penny Cook [1989]

After studying Biology, Chemistry, Pure Mathematics  & Statistics at A level in the Sixth Form, Penny went on to the University of Manchester where she gained a BSc(hons) in Biology in 1992. From there she went to the University of Liverpool and completed her doctorate in Biology in 1996. After doing some research in Public Health, Penny is now Professor of Public Health at the School of Health Sciences at the University of Salford.