Her research, reported by Times Higher Education this week, was fascinating - suggesting that students discriminate against female lecturers in teaching evaluations.
But one of the first things to be picked up on Twitter following the publication of our story on Anne Boring’s research this week was her name.
Also, this woman has a great name. https://t.co/2AvfIzQEf9— Abigail Parrish (@MissAParrish) August 14, 2015
But Dr Boring, a postdoctoral researcher at L’Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, better known as Sciences Po, is not the only academic to have a particularly noteworth monicker.
Here are some other examples of academics with unusual names offered by our Twitter followers:
Poor old Dr Hedgeh 'of Leeds University ... but does he really exist? Not in staff directory. pic.twitter.com/grQKGrbMBL— Jonathan Leake (@Jonathan__Leake) December 19, 2013
.@JG_THE Used to work for academic journal where I collected ace names, my favs being Dr Badger, Prof Hell, Dr Flowers (worked w/plants)— Nicola Thomis (@Nicolath) August 14, 2015