Nicola Wilkin is a Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy. Her research is in the areas of ultracold gases (three citation classics) and the flow mechanisms of vortices in mesoscopic superconductors.
Nicola is Head of Teaching Innovation (Science) for the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences. Particular focus is on the creation of a platform for self-paced, automatic learning for mathematically based modules. This work is being undertaken in partnership with the software developers, MapleTA.
Nicola has a long standing interest in improving the representation of Women in Physics and has been Hon Secretary of the Institute of Physics Women in Physics Group as well as being a member of the University Diversity Forum. She co-chaired (alongside then Head of School, Prof Andy Schofield) the School’s successful equality awards: Institute of Physics JUNO Champion and Athena SWAN Silver submission.
Nicola co-ordinates the current topics in theoretical physics module, including the mock interview process which is provided in partnership with Forresters the intellectual property firm.
- She is the local organising Chair of the International Conference on Women in Physics, 2017
- She is the Academic Advisor for oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)