Susan Lomax obtained a PhD at the University of Salford which focused on Cost-Sensitive Decision Tree Learning and was part of the Data Mining & Pattern Recognition Research Centre. She was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Computing, Science and Engineering at the University of Salford. She is a Professional Member of the BCS and a Member of IEEE. She received an MSc by research from the University of Salford in 2006 and a First Class Honours degree in Computing at the University of Bolton in 2004. She was also in receipt of the Athena Prize in 2004. She worked at the University of Manchester between 2007 and 2009 as a Computing Research Assistant at the Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research.