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Professor Jane White Vice-President (Community and Inclusion)

Professor White supports a thriving, successful, and inclusive University community of staff, students, alumni and visitors.


Jane leads on the University's equality, diversity, and inclusion strategy, supports wellbeing and other personnel matters, promotes activities which support an inclusive community and represents the University on relevant issues externally.

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Jane is an applied mathematician whose focus is on mathematical modelling in the health and social sciences. This includes working on problems of infection control. In recent years, Jane has focussed her research activity on capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa where she is working with students and faculty, often using international networks, to develop modelling and technical skill capacity.


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Jane began her career working as a mathematics teacher in the state sector in England. She moved to Seattle for graduate studies under the supervision of Professor James D Murray FRS, returning to the UK with a Wellcome Trust Fellowship based in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge. She moved to the University of Bath as a mathematics lecturer in 1997 and has been based here ever since. In 2007, she established MASH, the institutional mathematics resources centre. She has undertaken a number of roles in the University, most notably Director of Teaching in Mathematical Sciences, Head of Natural Sciences and Chair of Academic Assembly. She has a long-standing commitment to widening access and participation for which she has been recognised at the institutional level (Leadership in Learning and Teaching award holder 2014) and nationally (National Teaching Fellow, 2019).


Jane studied Mathematics at the University of Oxford and was awarded a BA (Hons) in 1987. In 1988, she gained a PGCE Secondary Mathematics from King’s College, London. In 1995, she received her PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington, Seattle.