Prof appointed Vice-President at maths institute

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) has appointed Professor Elizabeth Mansfield from Kent as it next Vice-President, Learned Society.

Professor Mansfield, based in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, will succeed Professor Paul Glendinning, of the University of Manchester, on 1 January 2015.

The IMA is the UK’s learned and professional society for mathematics and its applications. The brief for Vice-President, Learned Society, which is one of seven Honorary Officers of the IMA, includes representing the concerns, needs and issues of the mathematics research community through membership of the IMA’s Council (its governing body), Executive Board and Nominating Committee.

Additionally, the Vice-President, Learned Society will help shape the future direction of the IMA and chair its Research Committee, as well as becoming a member of the IMA Journals Board, which oversees the IMA learned society journal publishing activity.

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