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Dr Rachael Padman

Dr Rachael Padman

Dr Rachael Padman

Position:
University Lecturer and Fellow of Newnham College
Email:
rp11@cam.ac.uk
Telephone:
 
Department:
Physics (Cavendish Laborary) and Newnham College
Central committee memberships​ ​Membership type ​Term end
University Council​ ​Class (c) - Members of the Regent House ​31 December 2016
​Business Committee ​Class (a) - Members of the Council ​31 December 2014
​General Board of the Faculties ​Class (c) - Members of the Regent House ​31 December 2016
​Committee on the Membership of Committees ​Member of the General Board ​31 December 2014
Education Committee (Educational matters) ​Class (d) - Member of Board of Graduate Studies ​31 December 2014
Postgraduate Admissions Committee ​Class (g) - Representative of the Schools ​30 September 2014
​Remuneration Committee ​Member of the Regent House ​31 December 2014
Risk Steering Committee ​Ordinary member ​31 December 2014
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About this member:

Rachael Padman did her first degree in Electrical Engineering, at Monash University before undertaking a PhD in mm-wave astronomy and instrumentation in the Cavendish Laboratory. Following a number of Fellowships and PDRA posts, including a spell as Deputy Project Scientist for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii, she was appointed a University Lecturer in 1998. Since 2005 she has been primarily involved in the administration of teaching, first in the Department of Physics and currently as Director of Education for the School of the Physical Sciences.

She has been a member of both Council and General Board since 2009, and served on, amongst others, the Reviews of Social Sciences and of IT Infrastructure, both of which made wide-ranging recommendations, most of which have since been put into effect. Her primary interest as a Council member is in Education and student related matters, but she also has a strong interest in staff career development and IT matters.