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Prof Hazel Cox

Post:Professor of Theoretical and Computational Quantum Chemistry (Chemistry)
Location:CHICHESTER 3 3R517
Personal homepage:coxlab

Telephone numbers
Internal:8972 or 8125
UK:01273 678972 or 01273 678125
International:+44 1273 678972 or +44 1273 678125

Research expertise:
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Prof. Hazel Cox joined the University of Sussex as a post-doc (PDRA) to work in the Chemistry department with Prof. John Murrell FRS and Prof. Roy Johnston. After the award of two research fellowships:

  • Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship 1995 -1999, and 
  • EPSRC University Research Fellowship 1999 - 2004

she took up a position as Lecturer in Chemistry and was appointed to Senior Lecturer in 2005 and to Professor in 2018. During this time she has been awarded two teaching awards:

  • Endsleigh-UCU 'Life Changers' Award in the category of ‘Inspiring Students’ in 2007, and a
  • Sussex Teaching Award In 2012.

Educational background:

  • BSc Hons - Mathematics, 1st class (RA Jones prize for highest mark), Bangor University (UCNW)
  • PhD on The Quantum-Mechanical Three-Body Problem using a Computer Algebra System, University of York, (Professor B. T. Sutcliffe) 



Professor of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Additional Roles:

  • Admissions Tutor (Chemistry)

Previous Roles:

  • Director of Student Experience for the School of Life Sciences
  • Academic Lead for Widening Participation in the School of Life Sciences
  • Senior Tutor (contact for Chemistry student support issues)

Community and Business

Community (Research-related):

  • Associate Editor, Chemistry Section, Royal Society Open Science Journal
  • Editorial Board member of Royal Society Open Science Journal.

  • Editorial Board member for Advances in Quantum Chemistry, Elsevier.

  • National Representative for Great Britain at the International Society of Theoretical Chemical Physics (ISTCP)

  • International Advisory Committee member for ICSS (International Conference on Computational Science) Computational Chemistry and its Applications workshop 

Community (Outreach-related):

  • STEM ambassador (see
  • School liaison and outreach including invited talks at local schools
  • GEOSET (Global Educational Outreach: Science, Engineering and Technology) link for Sussex
  • Aimhigher Sussex Curriculum Network Lead in Science, Technology and Maths (2008 - 2011)