Suzie Sheehy


Dr. Suzie Sheehy’s research focuses on developing new particle accelerators for future applications in areas such as medicine and energy, alongside investigating the fundamental limitations of these machines. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne in her native Australia (BSc Hons 2006) and DPhil at the University of Oxford in the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science (2010).

She was subsequently awarded the Brunel Fellowship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 where she extended her work into high intensity Hadron accelerators (2010-2013). In 2015 Suzie re-joined the University of Oxford in a joint appointment with the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory to lead a research group focusing on Intense Hadron Accelerators and teach graduate level accelerator physics. From 2017 Suzie holds a University Research Fellowship from the Royal Society which enables her to build her research group in Oxford and continue collaborations with researchers around the world focusing on the design, simulation and beam dynamics of novel high power proton accelerators.



The power and potential of curiosity-driven research | Suzie Sheehy

As Dr Suzie Sheehy explains, the conveniences of our modern lives owe much to curiosity-driven research. In this entertaining talk, she celebrates the virtue of seemingly pointless scientific research...

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