Paula Chadwick is a professor in the Dept. of Physics at Durham University and leader of the gamma-ray astronomy group. She has a long-standing interest in astroparticle physics, and is a member of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Consortium, for which the UK groups are building one of the proposed designs for the small telescopes, the GCT. She is involved in both instrumentation, particularly mirrors and calibration systems, and future science for CTA. The latter entails the analysis of Fermi data both as a pathfinder for CTA and for scientific results in their own right. She is also working on muon tomography for a range of applications, including long-term monitoring of carbon dioxide storage reservoirs.
She has served on a number of committees, including the Particle Astrophysics Advisory Panel, Fellowships Panel and Projects Peer Review Panel for STFC, and the Chandra Time Allocation Committee and Einstein Fellowships Panel for NASA. She presently serves on STFC’s Astronomy Grants Panel. She was awarded the Bragg Medal of the Institute of Physics in 2015.