Professor Rachel Norman

Professor Rachel Norman

Chair in Food Security & Sustainability 7466

Complex Systems 4B92 Cottrell University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me

I graduated with a first class honours degree in Mathematics from Liverpool University in 1991.I then went on to do a PhD jointly supervised by Roger Bowers in the Mathematics and Mike Begon in the Ecology departments funded by a Wellcome Trust prize studentship. I spent a year in Oxford Zoology department modelling the dynamics and control of Lymphatic filariasis. I started work as a lecturer in the Mathematics and Statistics group in Stirling in 1996 and went half time in 2001. I was promoted to Senior lecturer in 2003 and to Reader in 2010. In January 2013 I started a new role as Professor of Aquatic Food security. We set up the Centre for Aquatic Food Security which is a virtual interdisciplinary centre which looks at the role of Seafood in the wider food security picture. More recently I have led the University Research Programme on Global Food Security which brings together colleagues from across the University who are applying their research to problems in food security.


  • PhD
    Departments of Mathematics and Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology
    Type of educationDoctorate
  • Degree in Mathematics
    Mathematics Department
    Type of educationBachelor's degree

Professional membership

  • British Ecological Society
  • Edinburgh Mathematical Society
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