Please note that I have now moved to the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute in Melbourne and am no longer working at the University of Edinburgh. To contact me, please use my new email address Julia.Collins@amsi.org.au.

About me

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Born in London to an English father and a Hungarian mother, I studied mathematics at the University of Bath, completing my MMath degree in 2006. In May 2011 I completed my PhD at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Professor Andrew Ranicki. My thesis is in a branch of topology called Knot Theory and is about studying a special class of knots called slice knots which have interesting 4-dimensional properties. I am also passionate about trying to convince as many people as possible about the beauty and amazingness of mathematics, a task which I attempt with the help of my sheep Haggis.

Currently I am the Mathematics Engagement Officer at the University of Edinburgh and do a variety of things, including undergraduate lecturing, public lectures, masterclasses, research engagement, alumni relations and website development.

Get in touch

Mail: University of Edinburgh School of Mathematics
Room 6315, James Clerk Maxwell Building
Peter Guthrie Tait Road
Edinburgh, EH9 3FD
Phone: +44 131 650 5842
Email: Julia.Collins@ed.ac.uk