Dr Clare Dunning

I was a mathematics undergraduate at the University of Bath, spending the placement year at CERN in Geneva, and a PhD student in the Centre for Particle Theory at Durham University. I went to York University as a temporary lecturer then held an EPSRC postdoctoral fellowship there before going to the University of Queensland as a research associate. I moved to the University of Kent in 2005 to take up a lectureship. I am now a Reader in Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science. In 2014 I was one of the second cohort of women participating in the Aurora leadership development programme.

Research Interests

My 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.

My main area of current research is around a correspondence between integrable systems and ordinary differential equations. See the review article here or from the arXiv.


A fairly complete list of publications may be found here, in the arXiv, or in the Kent Academic Repository KAR.

Research Project

See my CV for grants from EPSRC, the Royal Society, the London Mathematical Society, the Institute of Physics and the University of Queensland.

Teaching 16/17

MSOR grant

The workbooks prepared long ago now as part of an MSOR grant on Reading, Understanding and Writing proof with Lara Alcock and Gavin Brown may be found here.


I am a Stem Ambassador and have been involved in a variety of outreach activities with young people. Recently this has included outreach events at schools in Kent and London, Royal Insitution Masterclasses, general science activities for Kent & Medway STEMNET and participating in the East Kent Big Bang near me fair. I am also a volunteer with Inspiring the Future - Inspiring Women.

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