Professor Ellie Highwood is Dean of Diversity
and Inclusion and Professor of Climate Physics in the Department of
Meteorology. She studied Physics at Manchester and then came to Reading in 1993
to do a PhD in Meteorology. After holding a research Council personal
fellowship she became a lecturer in 2001 and was promoted to Professor in
October 2011. Prior to becoming Dean in August 2015 she served as Head of
Department of Meteorology with responsibility for academic staff and teaching.
Ellie has worked part time since 2007 when the first of her two sons was born. She combines her job-shared Dean role (50% full time equivalent) with 30% as a research professor in Meteorology leading a large group of postdocs and PhD students working on particles in the atmosphere and their effect on climate and climate change. She is also Vice President of the Royal Meteorological Society, and will serve as President from October 2016-September 2018, as well as being a STEM ambassador working to promote science in schools and the wider community.
Professor Ellie Highwood FRMets
University of Reading
Reading RG6 6BX
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