You didn’t really think we’d let you miss out on your weekly helping of #ThrowbackThursday did you?
Welcome to a very special #FlashbackFriday!
This week we’ll be featuring our former student Dr Joanne Pledger who studied Physics, English Language and Mathematics at Winstanley College between 2001 and 2003. Joanne is currently a lecturer of Astrophysics within the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute at the University of Central Lancashire.
After leaving Winstanley, Joanne went on to study Astrophysics at the University of Liverpool, achieving a First Class Honours degree in 2007. Her final year project focused on the link between Gamma Ray Bursts and Supernovae. She then completed her PhD at the University of Sheffield investigating ‘Wolf-Rayet stars as Progenitors of Type Ib/c Core-Collapse Supernovae’ with her supervisor Paul Crowther.
Following the award of her PhD, Joanne was offered a Hilary Lipsitz Research Fellowship at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, extending her research on Supernova Progenitors using unrivalled optical photometric data from the Hubble Space Telescope. During her time at the museum, Joanne was invited to present her research at conferences in Japan, Sydney and Germany.
Never stop reaching for the stars Joanne…You are Winstanley!
Calling all former Winstanley students! We’d love to know what you’re up to! Why not drop us a line and tell us about your journey since leaving college.
Keep an eye out on our website and social media pages for all the latest news from Winstanley College including the next edition of #ThrowbackThursday.