Director of Graduate Studies
I have been the Director of Graduate Studies in Atomic and Laser Physics since 2015. In this role, I am responsible for the recruitment, training and progression of the 70 graduate students enrolled in the DPhil course. In the MPLS student barometer survey for the years 2015 - 2019, Atomic and Laser Physics is ranked third in the six sub-departments of Oxford Physics by graduating students, with an average satisfaction mark of 90%. We aspire to be among the top-ranked in the MPLS and welcome suggestions from all students and post-doctoral research fellows on ways to improve the graduate student experience.
I teach two modules on the MMathPhys (quantum processes in hot plasma and high energy density physics) and co-ordinate the Imperial/Oxford/Warwick 'Centre for Postgraduate Training in Plasma Physics and High Energy Density Science'.
Atomic and Laser Physics takes its commitment to Diversity and Equality very seriously. This year, we have a 57% male - 43% female student enrolment in 2020/21. Harassment, bullying, and micro-aggressions are strongly discouraged in Atomic and Laser Physics, and any discrimination on the basis of race, class, gender, sexuality and disability is taken very seriously. Members of all under-represented groups are welcome, and LGBTQ+ students are fully supported.