Short CV/Education and training

Education:

  • 1987 – 1991
    BSc (Honours, Physics), Univ. of Glasgow

  • 1991 – 1995
    PhD (Aspects of lasers for the illumination of interferometric gravitational wave detectors), Univ. of Glasgow

Appointments:

  • 1995
    Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

  • 1995 – 1998
    Research Assistant, Univ. of Glasgow

  • 1998 – 2001
    PDRA (75%) Stanford/(25%)Glasgow

  • 2001 – 2003
    Research Fellow, (25%) Glasgow

  • 2001 – 2003
    Staff Scientist, (75%) Stanford

  • 2003 – 2006
    Reader in Physics, Univ. of Glasgow

  • Since 2006
    Professor of Experimental Physics, Univ. of Glasgow

  • Since 2009
    Director, IGR, Univ. of Glasgow

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the LIGO Programme Advisory Committee, since 2013

  • Member of the Gravitational Waves International Committee (GWIC), since 2009

  • Member of the Science Board of STFC, 2011 – 2012

  • Member of the Institute of Physics (IoP) Awards Committee, 2010 – 2014

  • Member of the Council (Trustee) of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), 2010 – 2013

  • Member of the RSE Fellowship Committee, 2010 – 2013

  • Member of the Aspera/ApPEC Science Advisory Committee, 2010 – 2012

  • Member of the RSE Grants Committee, 2009 – 2012

  • Deputy Chair, STFC Science Committee for PPAN, 2009 – 2011

  • Member of the RSE Physics, Astronomy and Electrical Engineering Sectional Committee, 2009 – 2010

  • Member of the STFC Science Committee for Particle Physics, Astronomy and Nuclear Physics (PPAN), 2007 – 2009

  • Member of the GWIC Roadmap committee, 2007 – 2010

  • Member of the STFC Oversight Committee for the Zeplin III Dark Matter Detector, 2007 – 2010

  • Member of the Aspera/ApPEC Peer Review Committee, 2007 – 2009

  • Member of the Aspera/ApPEC International Astroparticle Roadmap Committee, 2006 – 2009

  • Member of the IoP Gravitational Physics Group Committee, 2005 – 2008

  • Member of the PPARC Oversight Committee for the UK Dark Matter Collaboration, 2005 – 2007

  • Member of the IoP Women in Physics Visiting Panel, 2005

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