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Mathematician, author, writer, and media presenter.


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 through Allen and Unwin); and features regularly on television, radio and press. You may have seen her recently as a member of The Brains Trust on The Einstein Factor, ABC TV.

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. Clio was studying Visual Art in Cannes before she simultaneously discovered the joys of Australia and mathematics at the age of eighteen. She went on to study mathematics at The University of New South Wales and following a stint as an actuary, Clio returned to university to win the University Medal and complete a PhD. Today, she is a proud Australia Day Ambassador.

Previous experience

Media & Publishing: Clio has interviewed personalities on The Panel; delivered serious book reviews for the Science Show on ABC’s Radio National; has been a not-so-serious host on breakfast radio on Triple M; has given relationship advice on Beauty and The Beast and, for several years, in her column in New Woman Magazine; has made jokes on The Glasshouse; won the debate for The Greatest Australian on the ABC TV special of the same name (successfully speaking for Lord Howard Florey); and was even voted one of the 25 Most Beautiful People by Who Weekly in 2001.

Author: Mathematics and Sex was released in Australia & New Zealand in Sept 03; North America in Sept 04; South Africa in Jan 05; UK in March 05; Germany in April 05; and Italy in April 06; Scandinavian and Japanese translations to follow.



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