School of Mathematic & Statistics



Professor Nick Hill - short c.v.



I was an undergraduate in Mathematics at Imperial College, University of London and graduated in 1980, and followed this with an MSc in Theoretical Mechanics at the University of East Anglia

I returned to Imperial to study for a PhD from 1981 to 1983 supervised jointly by John Gibbon and Raymond Hide, who was then at the UK Meteorological Office. My research involved studies of nonlinear phenomena in rotating fluids. I then worked in the NHS for 18 months, first as a National Management Trainee and then as as Adminstrator in North West London. During this time, I completed my PhD in Applied Mathematics and graduated in 1985.

Later that year, I was appointed as a Research Assistant working on bioconvection with John Kessler and Tim Pedley in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. After three and half years, I moved to a second postdoc position with Rob Davis  in Chemical Engineering at the University of Colorado in Boulder working on the fluid dynamics of sedimenting suspensions for 18 months.

I joined the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Leeds in November 1989, first as a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer. In August 2001, I took up the Simson Chair of Mathematics at the University of Glasgow. I was Head of Department from 2003 to 2007, and Head of the newly-merged School of Mathematics & Statistics from 2010 to 2014.