Women and gender minorities in Physics at Warwick
Warwick's support of women's careers in physics benefits the whole Department. The Department is working to attract women and gender minorities into Physics, both in academic and technical roles. It is also seeking to retain those who might otherwise leave a career in physics by introducing more flexibility into the workplace and, at the same time, creating a better work environment for all staff.
The University aims to promote a healthy work life balance for everyone working at Warwick. The University has produced guidelines on flexible working for employees of the University. The Department fully supports these flexible working initiatives.
Women in Physics group photo, March 2018.
Staff Profiles - Working in the Physics Department at Warwick University
- Professor Geetha Balakrishnan (Academic Staff member in the Superconductivity & Magnetism Group)
- Dr. Susan Burrows (Senior Teaching Fellow and member of Ultrasound Group, also Teaching Laboratory Manager)
- Ally Caldecote (Ogden School Teacher Fellow)
- Professor Sandra Chapman (Academic Staff member in the CFSA)
- Dr. Rachel Edwards (Academic Staff member in the Ultrasonics Group)
- Professor Pamela Thomas (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Academic Staff member in the Ferroelectrics and Crystallography Group)
- Professor Julie Staunton (Academic Staff member in the Theory Group)
- Professor Emma MacPherson (Academic Staff member in the Ultrafast and Terahertz Photonics Group)
- Dr. Oksana Trushkevych (Senior Research Fellow in the Ultrasound Group)
- Tishtrya Mehta (PhD student in the Centre for Fusion Space and Astrophysics)
- Jennifer Orme (PhD student in the Diamond Group)
- Flavia Cicala (PhD student in the Elementary Particle Physics Group)
- Kiran Jandu (PhD student in the Solid State NMR Group)
- Rebecca Webb (PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group)
- Eleanor Jones (PhD student in the Elementary Particle Physics Group)
Students at Warwick - Support for Female Undergraduate Students
All undergraduate students are assigned a Personal Tutor who is a member of the Academic Staff in the Physics Department, and he or she will normally remain their tutor throughout the student's time at Warwick. The Department endeavours to ensure that whenever possible, mixed gender tutorial groups are made up of at least two female and two male undergraduates.
There may be occasions when students would like to discuss personal matters with a member of staff who is of the same gender. In these situations, female students with a male tutor can contact any of the following female members of staff: Professor Julie Staunton, Professor Sandra Chapman, Dr Susan Burrows, Dr Rachel Edwards or Professor Geetha Balakrishnan.
Please see the Departmental Undergraduate Handbook and the links therein for more details on student support
Nobel Prizes awarded to women in Science.
Donna Strickland won the Nobel prize for Physics in 2018 alongside Arthur Ashkin and Gerard Mourou
The Nobel Prize in Physics 1903
Marie Curie with Henri Becquerel and Pierre Curie.
Notable Women in Science and Mathematics
Emmy Noether - an outstanding mathematician of the early 20th Century.
Prof S Jocelyn Bell Burnell working with Antony Hewish et al. discovered the pulsar.