Peter Verrall

Technical Specialist (Phys/Facilities),
Career Development Champion
 Peter Verrall


Pete is the electronics technical specialist within the Division of Natural Sciences. He has worked within the Physics lab/School of Physical Sciences since 1990, supporting research groups with electronics design/build, repairs, and PAT testing, along with general H&S. He is now responsible for all electronics support within NATS.

He was also responsible for developing and maintaining a safe shipping process for novel chemical samples.

Pete is a long-term advocate for EDI issues having been a Harassment contact from 1998-2012, and the EDI representative for the School of Physical Sciences since 2001, and was involved in all of the School's Athena Swan submissions. He's also been a Mental Health Ally since Dec 2021.

At the beginning of 2024, Pete took on the Technician Commitment role of Career Development champion. As a long-time technician within the university, he is well aware of the difficulties of finding and getting funding for specialist technical training, and is hoping to find a more flexible means of providing such training for technical staff.

Outside of work Pete has a range of activities to keep him occupied.

- He is part of the leadership/management team of his church in Broadstairs.

- He is a singer and percussionist who plays with a local Gospel choir and previously a world music choir, as well as with a local folk/blues combo, and also at his church.

- He is a keen swimmer and archer and is the club secretary at Thanet Archery Club.

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