Dr June McCombie
June is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Nottingham and a chemical physicist/astrophysical chemist. Her professional interests encompass teaching and learning, research, public engagement and outreach, diversity and science communication. Her early research career included positions at the C.N.R.S (Universite de Paris-Sud,) University of Waterloo (Canada) and Princeton University (USA). This was followed by some 30 years as an academic at the University of Nottingham, where her honorary positon means that she retains an involvement in a number of projects within the EDI/STEM landscape.
Awarded an MBE for Services to Science in 2013 she works closely with the Institute of Physics (IOP) on a number of diversity programs in addition to her role as a Council Member.
Her other activities include chairing the Science and Technology Facilities Council Advisory Panel for Public Engagement (STFC, APPE) , membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry Degree Accreditation Panel, membership of the QAA Advisory Group for Chemistry and a position as Chair of the Board of Trustees to Nottingham Women’s Centre.
In the past she has held a Visiting Professorships at the University of Warwick and the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), and was awarded ‘runner-up’ to the inaugural Royal Society Athena Prize in 2016.