Meet the Wardening Team

David Payne (Warden, 5th Floor)

David PayneDavid is the Warden of Selkirk and lives in Hall with his wife Galina and two sons, Sasha and Tomas. David is a Senior Lecturer in Materials, but is a chemist by training who mainly works in the area of physics! Galina is also a Lecturer at Leicester University working on press freedom and democracy. David is a major rugby fan, supporting the Ospreys and the greatest ever team, Wales. He thinks of himself as friendly and approachable but also takes pride in reminding students of the various College disciplinary procedures.


Chloe Armour (Subwarden, 1st Floor)

Welcome to Imperial and Selkirk! I have just completed my undergraduate in Chemical Engineering here at Imperial, and I am now starting my PhD. Starting university is extremely exciting and I am sure you will have an amazing time, but having studied here I also understand that there can be difficult times so please feel free to reach out to me if I can help with anything. I enjoy cycling, exploring London (especially the restaurants) and am always up for a movie night. Looking forward to meeting you all!



Adam Marsh (Subwarden, 2nd Floor)

Hi guys, welcome to Selkirk! I’m Adam (or Marsh – take your pick), and I’m one of your subwardens for this year! After completing my undergraduate studies at Durham University I’m currently at Imperial in the final year of a PhD in synthetic chemistry. Outside of chemistry I love to cycle, whether that’s around London or on longer trips out of the city (or out of the country!), I also play football, pool, and golf, although the latter rather badly…I’m a big fan of cricket and a very keen follower of NFL, or more specifically, the New York Giants!

London is a fantastic city, and as a native Londoner myself I can tell you, day or night, there is always something unique and exciting to do here. I love to go out and try new restaurants, bars and find new galleries and exhibitions for when the museums at South Kensington just aren’t quite enough..!

Imperial is a fantastic place to be, both academically and socially, and over the next year we hope to show you why. We can’t wait until you all arrive so we can get started!

Becky Kilmurray (Subwarden, 4th Floor)

Hi all, welcome to Imperial! I am just about to enter my final PhD year in the materials department and prior to my move down south, I studied an undergraduate degree in Chemical Physics at Edinburgh University. When I am not in the lab I really enjoy heading out for some great food, socialising and can often be found exploring new areas of London.  I also love a great chat with a nice hot coffee so please if you happen to catch me in the corridor feel free to stop me for a chinwag. Excited for the great year ahead!