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 am in my second year of a PhD in Chemical Engineering. 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)

Adam Marsh was on a school field trip to a science lab when he was bitten by a radioactive spider. The next day he woke up with spider powers. It took Adam some time to figure out all his powers and what to do with them. First he wanted to get revenge on those who killed his Uncle Ben. Later, he remembers his Uncle’s words “with great power comes great responsibility” and he decides to use his powers for good to protect the people of London from crime. He also designed the Spider-man costume to protect his identity. 

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!