Christine Tullis Hunter Davies
1959 (age 63–64)
|Education||Colchester County High School for Girls|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge (BA, PhD)|
|Fields||Theoretical particle physics|
|Thesis||Quantum chromodynamics and the Drell-Yan Process (1984)|
|Doctoral advisor||Bryan Webber|
Davies attended Colchester County High School for Girls, then the University of Cambridge, where she was an undergraduate student of Churchill College, Cambridge. She received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1981 in physics with theoretical physics, followed by a PhD in 1984 for research on quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and the Drell–Yan process while working in the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge.
She has held academic appointments at the University of Glasgow, CERN, Cornell University, Ohio State University and the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her research has been funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), the Leverhulme Trust, Royal Society and the Fulbright Program.
She chairs the project management board for the Distributed Research utilising Advanced Computing (DiRAC) High Performance Computing (HPC) facility, is a member of the STFC particle physics advisory panel and serves as an external examiner for the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester.
She was appointed Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2006 Birthday Honours for services to science, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) in 2001, and has been a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP) since 1988. She received the Rosalind Franklin Award in 2005 and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2012.