Women in Mathematics

An academic, professional and personal development seminar series presented by leading female Mathematicians to offer support, encouragement and advice to female staff and students.

All members of the Department of Mathematics are welcome to attend these seminars (UG, MSc, PhD, teachers, faculty, professional services, Alumni). A networking lunch is provided. Reports and recordings from all seminars will be available on this website shortly after each event.

Seminar 1, October 2016: Professor June Barrow Green


Professor Barrow-Green  is Professor of History of Mathematics at the Open University. She is on the Council of the London Mathematical Society and has appeared on both television and radio. She is the author of Poincaré and the Three Body Problem and an editor of the Princeton Companion to Mathematics. At the inaugural seminar she spoke about her journey from art gallery assistant to professor via investment banking, and about her research which includes the origins of chaos theory and the mathematics of the First World War.

 See full report on Seminar 1

Seminar 2, March 2017: Professor Julia Black and Dr Luitgard Veraart


Professor Julia Black is the School's interim Director and Pro-Director for Research, spoke about the School's recent Athena SWAN application, and about the School's work on issues relating to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


Dr Luitgard Veraart is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, spoke about her career path to date, in particular focussing on her recent Houblon-Norman/George Fellowship at the Bank of England and how she has combined full time work with having a young family.

See full report on Seminar 2

Seminar 3, October 2017: Dr Eugenie Hunsicker



Dr Hunsicker is London Mathematical Society Women in Mathematics Chair and senior lecturer in mathematics at Loughborough University. Before this she studied at the University of Chicago, where she received a dissertation fellowship from the American Association of University Women.

She went on to become an associate professor of mathematics at Lawrence University in Wisconsin before moving to the UK. A strong advocate for women in maths, she is an active member of the London Mathematical Society and the Royal Statistical Society.


Seminar 4, 7 March 2018: Meet the Alumni


Anastasia Kouvela


Claire Cheriyan


Snezana Pejic

Anastasia Kouvela is a Principal in Operation Performance Transformation at A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm. She advises executive teams on challenges and opportunities in operations, more specifically related to supply chain, network design, post-merger integration and complexity reduction. Anastasia holds a PhD and MSc in Operations Research from LSE.

Claire Cheriyan joined Transport for London on a Transport Planning & Modelling graduate scheme, after completing an undergraduate degree in Mathematics & Economics at LSE. During this time she also studied for a postgraduate degree in Transport, focusing on transport modelling. Now a senior manager at TfL, Claire leads a team of modelling experts who support the delivery of the Mayor's 'healthy streets' vision.

Snežana Pejić obtained a PhD in Mathematics from LSE, supported by the Radiocommunications Agency. After her PhD, she joined a hedge fund called GLC and was there for 10 years. Now Snežana is a Senior Quantitative Researcher at Essentia Analytics in London, a company specialising on behavioural data analytics for the investment sector.

Deepa Ramchandani works for Capita Plc as Head of Financial Modelling. Prior to that, Deepa worked for Ernst & Young in London and KPMG in Singapore. She also occasionally teaches finance and modelling related courses, to both corporate staff and MBA students. Deepa has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics & Economics from LSE as well as a Masters in Operational Research.

The seminar will take place on Wednesday 7th March 2018, 12:30 - 14:00 in TW2 2.04. Please email maths.info@lse.ac.uk to book a place.