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



Past grants, as Principal Investigator

Higher dimensional scalar hairy black holes Nuffield

Past grants, as Coinvestigator

STFC Consortium: Fundamental Physics - Lancaster-Manchester-Sheffield STFC
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
MAS140 Mathematics (Chemicals)
MAS151 Civil Engineering Mathematics
MAS152 Essential Mathematical Skills and Techniques 
MAS153 Mathematics (Materials)
MAS156 Mathematics (Electrical and Aerospace)
MAS161 General Engineering Mathematics
MAS410 Analytical Dynamics and Classical Field Theory
MAS413 Analytical Dynamics and Classical Field Theory
MAS6431 Analytical Dynamics and Classical Field Theory