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Professor Dame Julia Higgins’ profile

Emeritus professor of polymer science and President-Elect of the Institute of Physics


Professor Dame Julia Higgins is emeritus professor of polymer science in the department of chemical engineering at Imperial College London. Dame Julia was chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) from 2003 to 2007, and vice-president and foreign secretary of the Royal Society from 2001 to 2006. She is the current President-Elect of the Institute of Physics.

Dame Julia has been a trustee of the Daphne Jackson Trust, and in 2010 she was named as one of six Women of Outstanding Achievement in Science, Engineering and Technology by the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET.

Athena SWAN patron since 2011, Dame Julia was one of the founding members of the Charter.