Alison Etheridge appointed Chair of the Council for the Mathematical Sciences

Congratulations to Professor Alison Etheridge FRS who has been appointed as the new Chair of the Council for the Mathematical Sciences which represents the whole breadth of the mathematical sciences in the UK, with input from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), the Edinburgh Mathematical Society (EMS) and the Operational Research Society (ORS).

Mike Giles, Head of the Mathematical Institute in Oxford, said: "As Alison has a joint appointment in the Mathematical Institute and the Department of Statistics in Oxford (of which she is Head), as well as being chair of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) Mathematical Sciences panel, and serving on the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), she is ideally qualified for this broad and important role."

Alison is Professor of Probability in Oxford, having worked at the Universities of Cambridge, Berkeley, Edinburgh and Queen Mary University London before returning to Oxford. Her interests have ranged from abstract mathematical problems to concrete applications with her recent work focused on mathematical modelling of population genetics.

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