Professor Elizabeth Winstanley

School of Mathematics and Statistics


Professor Elizabeth Winstanley
+44 114 222 3796

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Professor Elizabeth Winstanley
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Hicks Building
Hounsfield Road
S3 7RH

I was born in Wigan, Lancashire and educated at Abbey Gate College, Saighton Grange, near Chester. I did my MA (1992) and DPhil (1996) at St. Hugh's College, Oxford University. From 1996-2000 I was the Fellow and Tutor in Applied Mathematics at Oriel College, Oxford, before I moved to a lectureship at the University of Sheffield in September 2000.

Research interests

My research interests lie in general relativity, black holes and quantum field theory in curved space-time. Current projects include:

  • Rotating quantum states
  • Asymptotically Anti-de Sitter black holes
  • QFT of charged scalar fields
  • QFT on anti-de Sitter space-time

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Research group

Gravitation and Cosmology


Current grants, as Coinvestigator

STFC Consortium: Fundamental Physics - Lancaster-Manchester-Sheffield STFC
Past grants, as Principal Investigator
Higher dimensional scalar hairy black holes Nuffield

Past grants, as Coinvestigator

STFC Consolidated Grant Renewal STFC
Particle Physics: From the Early Universe to the Large Hadron Collider STFC
Testing New Physics with Data from Particle Physics and Cosmology PPARC
Teaching interests

My main teaching interests are:

  • Differential equations
  • Mathematical physics
  • Career development skills
  • Teaching mathematics to engineering students
  • Supervising MMath projects
Teaching activities
MAS222 Differential Equations
MAS279 Career Development Skills