Heather Lang has a physics degree, a PhD in the grey area between biochemistry and physics, and international caps at both chess and cricket. She has a great interest in educational and coaching methods and has run after-school chess clubs for a number of years, making the game fun for everyone and bringing many complete beginners on to national / international level.
Heather has been able to transfer across many of these successful methods to her book Head First Physics. She is also the co-author of the Babar Particle Physics Teaching Package (Manchester University Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1999) and joint first author of a scarily popular 2002 Nature Immunology paper with a lot of jargon and some pretty pictures in it.
After five years doing research, analysis and writing on market intelligence in the water sector, she has recently started a new job working on public health policy.