Gillian has BSc and PhD degrees in Astrophysics from Edinburgh University. However, for most of her career she has been involved with geoscience and engineering. She joined the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in 1990, initially as a Research Associate. She was promoted to Senior Research Associate in 1996 and to Research Fellow in 1998, and then to Lecturer in 2010. In 2009, she was presented with an SPE Aberdeen Award for contribution to industry.
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