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Dr Claire Davies

Lecturer (E&S) in Physics & Astronomy


Telephone: 01392 722245

Extension: (Streatham) 2245

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I am a Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy, with a background in the subfield of star and planetary system formation.

Further details of my research can be found on my astrophysics home page.


Teaching Responsibilities

PHY2022 module convenor

PHY2026 lead demonstrator (Astro)

PHY1027 lead demonstrator (Astro)

MTH0005 guest lecturer

Teaching Telescope Director

Academic and Pastoral Tutor for Stage 1 Physics


Previous Teaching Responsibilities

2021/22: PHY1028 lead demonstrator (Electronics)


Other Collegiate Responsibilities

Juno Lead for the Physics Inclusion Group

Faculty co-lead for the LGBTQ+ Staff Network (ESE) (previously College lead for EMPS)

Research and ED&I Working Group member


Education and Employment

2022 - now: Lecturer (E&S) in Physics & Astronomy, University of Exeter

2020 - 2022: CEMPS Research Fellow, University of Exeter

2017 - 2020: ERC Research Fellow, University of Exeter

2015 - 2017: ERC Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter

2015: STFC STEP Fellow, University of St Andrews

2011 - 2015: PhD in Astronomy, University of St Andrews

2007 - 2011: First class (hons) M.Sci Physics and Astrophysics, University of Birmingham



PRISM Exeter (founder and chair)

ExIST Steering Group (member)

Institute of Physics South West Branch Committee (Ordinary Member)

Institute of Physics Inclusion And Diversity Advocate Pilot (South West representative)

Interwoven CIC Learning Circle (member)

Member of the Institute of Physics

Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

Member of the European Astronomical Society

Junior Member of the International Astronomical Union


Prizes and Awards

2022: West Country Women Awards nominee (Women in STEM category)

2021: Institute of Physics Phillips Award winner

2021: Tech South West Awards nominee (Committment to Diversity category)

2020: Royal Astronomical Society Annie Maunder Medal nominee

2019: University of Exeter CEMPS Award winner (Diversity and Outreach)