Prof Elizabeth Winstanley

Position: Professor
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Telephone: (0114) 2223796
Office: G5 Hicks building
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MAS222 Differential Equations Information uses MOLE
MAS279 Career Development Skills Information uses MOLE


Interests: Black holes, general relativity
Research groups: Particle Astrophysics and Gravitation, Analysis
Publications: Preprint page, ArXiv, MathSciNet


Current grants, as Coinvestigator
STFC Consolidated Grant Renewal
Past grants, as Principal Investigator
Higher dimensional scalar hairy black holes
Past grants, as Coinvestigator
Particle Physics: From the Early Universe to the Large Hadron Collider
Testing New Physics with Data from Particle Physics and Cosmology PPARC


I was born in Wigan, Lancashire and educated at Abbey Gate College, Saighton Grange, near Chester. I did my MA (1992) and DPhil (1996) at St. Hugh's College, Oxford University. From 1996-2000 I was the Fellow and Tutor in Applied Mathematics at Oriel College, Oxford, before I moved to a lectureship at the University of Sheffield in September 2000.

Research interests:

My main research interests are:
  • Classical hairy black holes
  • Quantum field theory in curved space
  • Rotating quantum states
  • Asymptotically anti-de Sitter black holes
  • Quantum field theory on black hole space-times
  • Quantum states of rotating black holes

Teaching interests:

My main teaching interests are:
  • Differential equations
  • Mathematical physics
  • Career development skills
  • Teaching mathematics to engineering students
  • Supervising MMath projects