Philippa Browning is professor at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics in the University of Manchester. Her research involves understanding the complex interactionx between plasmas and magnetic field in the outer atmosphere of the Sun and beyond. She is particularly interested in solving the long-standing mystery of of why the solar corona is so hot, and the origin and nature of solar flares. Philippa gained an degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge followed by a PhD at the University of St Andrews. She was awarded the Chapman medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2016.