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Dr Cheryl Hurkett

Senior Personal Tutor
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Science
University of Leicester
United Kingdom


I graduated from the University of Leicester with a First Class MPhys Physics with Astrophysics (Hons) degree in 2004 and then with a PhD in X-Ray Astronomy in 2008, which was carried out within the XROA group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Leicester.

Research Interest

Whilst my previous academic studies appear to have been very narrowly focussed in the area of astrophysics I am interested in a broad range of scientific subjects, especially those that require interdisciplinary research such as biorobotics (the study of biologically inspired machines), Complex Systems (the emergence of complex behaviours from simple rules), Origin of Life scenarios and Educational Research.


  • CP Hurkett, S Vaughan, JP Osborne, PT O’brien, KL Page, et al., (2008). Line searches in Swift X-ray spectra. 679(1): 587.

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