Dr Diane Fraser
Diane graduated from the University of York in 1984, gaining a BSc in Thoretical Physics. After completing a PhD in Theoretical Biophysics at the Lancashire Polytechnic, Preston, looking into lipid-protein interactions in bio-membranes using computer simulations, she continued her research with a Post Doctoral position at the DTH in Lyngby, Denmark, and McGill University, Montreal, Canada. On returning to the UK in 1991 she took up a position at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory to provide general and specialist software and unix support to staff and visiting researchers at the Laboratory. This was followed by a period of two years working for a commercial software company.
Diane joined the University of Exeter in 2002 when she was appointed to the position of Computing Development Officer in the Department of Geography. Her main area of work was in providing teaching and research support in the specialist areas of GIS, remote sensing, advanced image/data analysis and programming. In January 2013 Diane graduated from the University of Exeter with an MSc by Research in Geography following studies of the effect of latitude on the prevalence of multiple sclerosis in New Zealand. Her latest position as Scientific Programmer in the EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare, from July 2016, focuses on developing new methods for the diagnosis, management and treatment of chronic health conditions using predictive mathematical models.