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- 1970 - 2016
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Donald was a Fellow of Robinson College from 1981 to 2014 (when she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship) and became Master of Churchill College in 2014. She has held several positions within the University of Cambridge: serving on Council (2009-14) and several of its dependent committees and was the Gender Equality Champion from 2010-14. She has served on a variety of committees at the Royal Society, chaired its Education Committee from 2010-14 and served on its Council from 2004-6 and again from 2011 to the present. She currently sits on the Scientific Council of the European Research Council.
Donald has been awarded prizes for her scientific and equality work including from the Institute of Physics (CV Boys Prize, Mott Medal and Faraday Medal) and was the Bakerian Lecturer of the Royal Society in 2006. In 2009 she was awarded the L'Oreal/UNESCO For Women in Science Laureate for Europe. She was appointed a Dame Commander of the British Empire for Services to Physics in 2010. She holds Honorary Doctorates from UEA, Exeter, Sheffield and Swansea Universities and UCL. She is a regular blogger, particularly about gender issues and on the Guardian Science blogs; she also is a regular tweeter.
Donald's research focuses on soft matter and biological physics, including polymers, biopolymers and cellular biophysics.
Athene married Matthew Donald, a mathematician, in 1976; they have two adult children, James and Margaret, and one grandchild.
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