## BiographyI was born in Wigan, Lancashire and educated at Abbey Gate College, Saighton Grange, near Chester. I obtained my BA (1992, upgraded to MA 1996) in Mathematics and DPhil (1996) in Theoretical Physics at St Hugh's College, Oxford. From 1996-2000 I was the Fellow and Tutor in Applied Mathematics at Oriel College, Oxford. In September 2000 I was appointed to a Lectureship in Applied Mathematics at the University of Sheffield. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2005, Reader in Mathematical Physics in 2007 and Professor of Mathematical Physics in 2009. ## Selected awards- Visiting Erskine Fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (2016)
- Australian Institute of Physics Women in Physics Lecturer (2010)
## Professional ServiceSome of the external roles in which I have served: - Member of the Editorial Board of Classical and Quantum Gravity (2016-19)
- Member of the Nominating Committee of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (2016-22)
- Chair of the Gravitational Physics Group of the Institute of Physics (2006-09), previously Honorary Secretary (2003-06) and member of the committee (2002-03)
- Member of the Council of the London Mathematical Society (2005-09)
- Member of the Education Committee of the London Mathematical Society (2002-09)
- Representative of the London Mathematical Society on the Joint Mathematical Council of the United Kingdom (2006-12)
- Member of the Executive Committee of the Joint Mathematical Council of the United Kingdom (2007-12)
- Representative of the London Mathematical Society on the Committee of the Heads of Department of Mathematical Sciences (2007-10)
## Roles in SheffieldDuring my time in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield, I have undertaken the following roles: - Director of Postgraduate Research (2016-present)
- Deputy Head of School (2014-15)
- Deputy Director of Teaching (2010-13)
- Study Abroad Tutor (2010)
- Member of University Senate (2009-12)
- Coordinator of Support Teaching (2009-10)
- Admissions deputy and member of the admissions team (2002-10)
## Membership of Learned Societies- Member of the London Mathematical Society
- Fellow of the Institute of Physics
- Member of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Member of the European Physical Society
- Member of the European Mathematical Society
- Fellow of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Quite a few of the above mean I have post-nominal letters. The full set is: MA (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon), CSci, CPhys, FInstP, FIMA, FHEA! |