Rachel Fowler

PhD in Pure Mathematics (Group Theory) - 2007

Thesis: A 3-local characterization of the Thompson Sporadic Simple Group
Supervisor: Professor Christopher Parker

Currently: Commercial Analyst at RWE npower, forecasting the charges levied on suppliers for using the wires and pipes! 


How have postgraduate studies in Mathematics influenced your career?

Employed in my current post partly due to my PhD in mathematics. Problem solving, analytical skills.

How do you use skills that you acquired during your postgraduate training in your current position?

Problem solving, analytical skills.

What advice would you give to current students studying on your degree programme?

Employers like mathematicians and the problem solving skills they have! PhDs are good training for many careers, not just ones in academia.