Physics inclusivity working group
I am a postgraduate researcher in the Quantum Systems and Nanomaterials group where I experimentally investigate the behaviour of electrons and photons in atomically thin materials that can be integrated into flexible, wearable electronics.
I am involved in the LGBT+ network within the university as well as within the STEM community in Exeter. I am particularly interested in outreach and want to encourage under-represented groups to take up the subject I love.
I joined the department 25 years ago and have held a wide range of roles in that time. I am committed to improving both access and working conditions for all involved. As a former head of department I guided the department first to the award of project Juno status (2013) and then the Athena Swan Bronze award (2015). I am passionate about science and lead a research group exploring the interaction of molecules with light.
I joined the University as a Lecturer in Physics in September 2013. I lead a research group which focusses on the properties of light transport disorder and "complex" media. This can be applied in biological imaging but also has an impact on more fundamental fields. I am married and my wife studies with the Open University while working part time. I am also a member of the writing group, responsible for putting together submissions for Athena SWAN within the department.
I am a post-doctoral research fellow in the Astrophysics group where I study star and planetary system formation using optical interferometry – a process of combining the light received from multiple telescopes in an array to achieve greater resolution. In addition to the Physics Inclusivity Working Group, I am a member of the Institute of Physics’ LGBT+ Physicists and Astronomers Network and one of the coordinators of the University’s LGBT+ staff group. I hope to help develop a more inclusive department and help promote the diversity of its staff and students.
I first joined the university in 2006 as a postdoc, then spent two years in Germany before returning in 2011. I am now a senior lecturer. My research focuses on numerical simulations of galaxies and star formation. I also organise PhD admissions for astrophysics. I have a young (pre-school) daughter, and so am aware of many of the traditional aspects of academia (e.g. working outside regular hours, attending conferences) which can be difficult with young children.
I joined the University in February 2013 and work full time as a Human Resources Advisor in People Services and Global Partnerships. I have a daughter who attends a nearby Primary School and enjoys participating in after-school activities such as Karate, Performing Arts, and Swimming. I am fully committed to playing my part in making the University a really great place to work. Supporting those around me to develop their careers while maintaining a work/life balance and spending time with their loved ones is a genuine priority for me.
I am Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics and joined the Exeter Astrophysics group in 2004 after holding positions in Cambridge, Manchester and Bonn. My research focuses on studies of star formation and molecular clouds using telescopes at infrared and submillimetre wavelengths, including the Spitzer Space Telescope and the 15-metre James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. I coordinate the JCMT Gould Belt and Transients surveys of local star-forming regions. I currently work part time (70% contract) for a better balance between supporting students and supporting my own two sons. I lead the working group on outreach.
I am lecturer in the Quantum Systems and Nanostructures group with research interests in Theoretical Physics applied to Quantum Mechanics and how it can be used for renewable technologies. I have worked both in industry and in in academia and have four children. This has given me experience of juggling the work/life demands, issues with parental leave and dealing with the difficulties that come with pursuing a career whilst maintaining a good life/work balance. I strongly support equality and often give talks in the community about the positive aspects that science brings to our lives.
I was awarded an EPSRC fellowship in 2004 and appointed to the academic staff in 2007. I lead an increasing group of staff and students and play a vital role in the department as Admissions Tutor for Physics and Astronomy. I am also the Exeter-lead of a large EPSRC Programme Grant (QUEST) and Director of an EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training.
I am a senior lecturer in the Biophysics Group with research interests in the biomechanics and biomaterials of the spine. I am also the Director of the Exeter Magnetic Resonance Research Centre. I joined the University of Exeter in 2010 when my daughter was 2 years old and so have experience juggling the demands of work and life with young children. I am Physics’ Juno Champion and an ally of the University’s LGBTQ+ network.
I joined the University in 2000 as the Norman Lockyer Professor of Astrophysics to found the Astrophysics Group. My research centres around observations I make using astronomical satellites and large telescopes in the area of star formation and extrasolar planets, addressing questions such as how long the Sun and Earth took to form, and whether there are Earth-like planets elsewhere in the Milky Way.
When I was a graduate student l believed that given time we would reach gender parity in astronomy, but when this did not happen realised I should use administrative posts I held to take more active measures on this and other inclusivity issues. Currently such posts include Chairing the Board for LSST:UK which is by far the largest ever UK astronomy consortium, where I help drive the equality agenda. In the past I have been Head of Physics during which time we first joined Project Juno. I am also the Mentoring Champion for Physics.