Graham Smith: physicist, astronomer, educator, ...

Image credits, left to right: [1] Art: Measuring mistakes by Ulrike Kuchner. Lapel pin: CepheidStudio. [2] EROJ003707+0909.5, aka the space-invader. [3] Mapping dark matter with gravitational lensing. [4] Searching for gravitationally lensed gravitational waves.




Brief biography

More information is available upon request.

Employment and education

Current role Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Since 2005 School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK
2002-2005 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA (Postdoctoral Scholar)
1999-2002 Ustinov College, Durham University (PhD Astrophysics, 2002)
1991-1999 Arthur Andersen, Leeds, Chicago and London (ACA, 1994)
1988-1991 Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford (BA Physics, 1991)

Awards, fellowships, and honourary positions

2021-2023 Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow
2017 Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
2012 Astronomical Society of Japan Paper of the Year (Co-recipient)
2007 Royal Astronomical Society Fowler Award (Early career contributions to astronomy)
2005-2014 Royal Society University Research Fellow
2005-2008 Visiting Scholar, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
2000 Institute of Physics Prize for First Year PhD Astrophysics, Durham University
1998 Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
1994-1996 Honourary Lecturer, Bradford School of Management, UK

Example continuing education

Various How to be an effective ally; Inclusive educator; Neurodiversity awareness
2019-2021 Research Leader Programme, University of Birmingham


Inclusive Educator

Vera C. Rubin Observatory

Strong Lensing Science Collaboration

LSST:UK