Clare Burrage is a Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. Before coming to Nottingham she held research positions at the University of Geneva and at DESY (German Electron Synchrotron). She was awarded her PhD in 2008 from the University of Cambridge. In 2015 she was awarded the Maxwell Medal by the Institute of Physics for outstanding contributions to Theoretical Physics. She currently holds a Research Leadership Award from the Leverhulme Trust. She is a theoretical cosmologist, mainly interested in theories of dark energy and modified gravity.