Dr Clare Dunning

Dr Clare Dunning

Reader in Applied Mathematics
Director of Graduate Studies and Postgraduate Experience


Clare was an undergraduate at Bath, a CERN Technical student in Geneva, a PhD student at Durham and held a temporary lectureship and an EPSRC fellowship at York. Clare then moved to the University of Queensland for a postdoctoral position and came to Kent in 2005 as a lecturer. While at Kent she has been Placement Officer, Director of Graduate Studies (Taught & Research), Director of Research and, from August 2018, Head of the Mathematics group. Clare regularly does mathematics outreach as a STEM ambassador and Inspiring the Future – Inspiring Women volunteer.

Research interests

Clare's research interests lie in mathematical physics, essentially all things integrable including integrable quantum field theory, classical integrable systems, quantum spin chains and lattice models, and PT-symmetric quantum mechanics. Her main area of current research is around a correspondence between integrable systems and ordinary differential equations.


Currently supervising Neal Carr, Clare can offer PhD supervision on projects in quantum integrability. Most projects are suitable for students with an MSc in Mathematics (with an interest in mathematical physics) or Theoretical Physics.


Has served on various national committees including chairing the Mathematical and Theoretical Physics group of the Institute of Physics, a member of the A level Content Advisory Board Mathematics panel, and an OFQUAL A Level Mathematics Working Group. Currently a member of the Groups Committee of the Institute of Physics, the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education A level contact group, and the EPSRC College.    

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