LMS Member awarded OBE

The London Mathematical Society (LMS) extends its warmest congratulations to LMS member Professor Alison Etheridge FRS, who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Professor Etheridge is Professor of Probability at the University of Oxford where she holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics and a Fellowship at Magdalen College. She is also Associate Head of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS) Division. Professor Etheridge was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2015.

Professor Etheridge completed her BA in Mathematics at New College in 1985. After a year as a research student in Oxford, she went to McGill University before returning to New College in 1987. She then worked in Cambridge, Edinburgh, Berkeley and QMUL before returning to Oxford once more in 1997.

Her research is largely interdisciplinary and can be divided into the three interconnected areas of infinite dimensional stochastic analysis, mathematical ecology and mathematical population genetics.

As well as her research contributions Professor Etheridge has devoted time to the benefit of the wider mathematics community. She is a member and President-Elect of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), has served on the LMS Council, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). Professor Etheridge provided valuable service in both the RAE2008 and the REF2014 as a sub-panel member. She has also served on a number of LMS committees, in particular the LMS Research Policy Committee, and other programmes over the years. Professor Etheridge is involved with the EPSRC, where she is currently an appointed member of the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Network (SAN) and has previously served on the EPSRC Mathematics Strategic Advisory Team (SAT).

Professor Simon Taveré, LMS President, said: ‘This is a fitting tribute to the enormous contributions Alison has made to the mathematical community in the UK’.