Professor Sascha Hooker

Professor Sascha Hooker joined in the graduation celebrations on Thursday 6 December when she was appointed to the position of professor alongside other colleagues from across the University. As is customary, new professors are presented with a book of their choice by the Principal on receiving their professorship. Sascha selected Life and Letters of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker O.M., G.C.S.I. Volume 1 and 2.

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817–1911) was one of the most eminent botanists of the later 19th century, a close friend of Charles Darwin and great great grandfather to Professor Hooker.

Sascha, who reduced her hours to work part-time 14 years ago, is also notable for being the first half-time academic at the University to be promoted to professor.

Sascha led the Biology E&D committee to achieve their Athena SWAN award in 2018, and is a role model to many in the School of how to manage time to balance a successful career with a busy home life.

Congratulations Sascha!