I have been in Glasgow since 1964 and have worked in the Particle Physics Experiment Group, first in Bubble Chambers (resonance physics), then with the CERN OMEGA spectrometer (WA70 - prompt photon production) and, more recently, on the ALEPH experiment. Present work has been on the mass and width determination of the W Boson with particular involvement in the extensive monte carlo simulations which continue to be carried out on the Rutherford computer farms. CERN (Geneva).
As Departmental Registrar, I have responsibility for the organisation of the staffing of undergraduate laboratories and share responsibility for lecturer allocations with the Chair of the Departmental Teaching Committee. I also provide other administrative support to the department.
As an Adviser of Studies I have responsibility for approximately 100 undergraduates approving curricula and giving other support as appropriate.
In addition to being a Vice Dean in the Physical Sciences Faculty, I am convener of the Science Undergraduate Studies Committee which considers all undergraduate matters in Science and makes recommendations to the three Science Faculties for onward transmission to Senate. I also serve on various Faculty and Senate Committees including the Academic Regulations Committee.
I have recently served on the Physics Panel of the Scottish Qualifications Authority during a period in which significant changes have been introduced into the examination system of the Scottish Secondary Education sector. I continue to be involved in external assessment.
I am Secretary / Treasurer of the Governing Committee of the Scottish Universities Summer Schools in Physics (SUSSP). SUSSP has successfully run a series of international Summer Schools at post graduate / post doctoral level in various branches of physics since 1960. The 2002 School [Ultrafast Photonics] will be the 56th in this series. SUSSP.
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