Dr Clio Cresswell
Dr Clio Cresswell has established a diverse career as a mathematician, author, writer and presenter. Clio is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Sydney. She is author of Mathematics and Sex (published internationally); and features regularly on television, radio and in the press. You may have seen her recently expose the random nature of Lotto numbers for example – something she is endlessly called upon to do for every single news outlet in Australia! That or maybe her calculation on Channel 9’s A Current Affair of the most effecting way to find a parking spot at Christmas time – something that appears to have gained her recognition as “the parking lady”!
Diversity has been a constant theme in Clio’s life. Born in England, she spent part of her childhood on a Greek island, and was then schooled in the south of France where she studied Visual Art. At eighteen she simultaneously discovered the joys of Australia and mathematics. Clio studied mathematics at The University of New South Wales where she went on to win the University Medal and completed a PhD. Today, Clio is a proud Australia Day Ambassador.
Some of Clio’s past media exposure includes being a member of The Brains Trust on ABC TV’s The Einstein Factor; interviewing personalities on The Panel; delivering serious book reviews for the Science Show on ABC’s Radio National; being a not-so-serious breakfast radio host on Triple M; giving relationship advice on Beauty and The Beast and, for several years, in her column in New Woman Magazine; making jokes on The Glasshouse; winning the debate for The Greatest Australian on the ABC TV special of the same name (successfully speaking for Lord Howard Florey); and in 2001even being voted one of the 25 Most Beautiful People by Who Weekly.