## Long server

19 April 2011

**Long server Dr Lynda White, Senior Tutor in the Department of Mathematics speaks to Reporter about her 40 years of service to the College.**

In 1971 Lynda joined the Department of Mathematics as a lecturer while completing a PhD in statistics at Imperial. From 1980–87 she was departmental Admissions Tutor, becoming Senior Tutor in 1995. Her research interests lie in the field of statistics, and she focuses on helping colleagues across Imperial to design their experiments and analyse data. Lynda particularly enjoys her teaching work and contact with students, and she and Dr Emma McCoy, Head of the Department of Mathematics, have pioneered a course for third year mathematics students called Communicating Mathematics, in which students teach mathematics in schools as part of their degrees. As Senior Tutor, she has helped many students with their academic and personal problems. “It’s been really satisfying to see students, who have struggled in the past, go on to complete their degrees,” she says. In her spare time, Lynda enjoys doing cryptic crosswords and sudoku, cooking and spending time with her grandson.

— Katherine Bayliss, Communications and Development

Tags: Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics

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