Professor Carole Mundell Head of Department of Physics
Carole Mundell is responsible for the teaching, research and strategic planning of the Department of Physics.
- Member, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
- Chair, STFC Skills and Engagement Advisory Board
- Member, Research Councils UK Public Engagement with Research Advisory Panel
- Cosmic black holes and their environments
- Gamma ray bursts
- Galaxy dynamics
- Multiwavelength observations
- Time-domain astrophysics
This person is available to supervise research degree projects
Carole is Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy and Head of Astrophysics. She is also Head of the Department of Physics.
An observational astrophysicist, Carole began her research career as a radio astronomer at Jodrell Bank Observatory. She then diversified to exploit international ground- and space-based facilities across the electromagnetic spectrum with the goal of understanding cosmic black holes and their environments.
Following two years at the University of Maryland, Carole brought a Royal Society University Research Fellowship to Liverpool John Moores University where she built and led an international team specializing in catching the fast-fading light from gamma ray bursts - the most powerful explosions in the Universe.
She was appointed to a Professorship in 2007 and has held a number of prestigious fellowships including a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2011-2016) for the study of black hole-driven explosions and the dynamic Universe. In 2016, she was named FDM Everywoman in Technology Woman of the Year.
Carole has been involved in national and European research funding allocation and oversight of national and international astronomical facilities.
Her experience in strategic science policy advisory work has included technology, basic research and horizon scanning beyond astrophysics.
She is a committed communicator of science to the public and advocate for diversity in science.