#### David Wiltshire: a short career biography

I did my undergraduate studies (1980-1983) in physics and mathematics at the
University of Canterbury,
Christchurch, New Zealand, finishing with a 1st class Honours degree and an
M.Sc. (Distinction) under the supervision of Noel Doughty, in what is now the
Department of Physics and
Astronomy. From there it was off to the
University of
Cambridge, U.K., where I completed a Ph.D. (1983-1987)
on *Effective models of
gravity in higher dimensions*, under the supervision of
Gary Gibbons, in
the relativity and gravitation
group headed by
Stephen Hawking at the
Department of Applied Mathematics and
Theoretical Physics.
I then did stints of postdoctoral research at

and subsequently followed the head of my research group,
Paul Davies,
from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to join the
Mathematical Physics Group at the
University of Adelaide, where I worked for 10½ years in
a variety of appointments:
- Postdoctoral Fellow, 1991-1992;
- Lecturer (limited term) in Mathematical Physics, 1993-1996;
- ARC funded 5-year "Australian Research Fellow", 1996-2001.

In mid July, 2001, I came full circle and returned to the
Department of Physics and
Astronomy at the University of Canterbury to take up a continuing
appointment as Lecturer. Over the years I have been promoted up the ranks;
I became a full Professor in December 2012.
I have lectured courses in Quantum Physics (2nd year), Thermodynamics (3rd
year), Classical Mechanics and Symmetry Principles (3rd year), Computational
Physics (4th year), Differential Geometry and General Relativity (4th year),
and Cosmology (3rd and 4th year). I have also tutored 1st year Physics
and 2nd year courses in Optics, Mechanics, and Mathematical Methods and
Classical Fields. I have supervised 18 completed Honours research projects,
2 completed MSc theses and 6 completed PhD theses. I currently supervise four
research students.

I am married to Anna a Campo, whom I met at
Darwin College, Cambridge, when we were
both working on our doctorates. She is trained in classics and classical
archaeology and her Ph.D. thesis was on Bronze Age Cyprus. We have
four children: Kathlyn, Aidan, Roswyn and Merten.