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Fields of Research (FoR)

Applied mathematics, Biological mathematics, Modelling and simulation

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Biography

I am a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. My research is in mathematical and computational modelling of biological and physical systems. I develop, solve and analyse models to explain complex phenomena that cannot be understood by experiment alone. Techniques that I use include partial differential equation models, individual-based models and pore network models.

In the context of biology, I use models...view more

I am a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. My research is in mathematical and computational modelling of biological and physical systems. I develop, solve and analyse models to explain complex phenomena that cannot be understood by experiment alone. Techniques that I use include partial differential equation models, individual-based models and pore network models.

In the context of biology, I use models to study the formation of patterns and structure in tissues and multi-cellular systems. This involves modelling processes such as cell migration, cellular signalling, tissue remodelling, cell-cell interactions and capillary-scale blood flow. My work has been applied to a range of problems in disease, development and physiology. Specific examples include:

  • in vivo and in vitro wound healing;
  • development of the retinal vasculature; and
  • growth and formation of atherosclerotic plaques.

My other research area is pore-scale modelling of single-phase and two-phase fluid flow in porous media. This work has been used to study techniques of enhanced oil recovery from hydrocarbon reservoirs.


My Qualifications

  • PhD Mathematical Biology, 2013, Heriot-Watt University
  • BSc Mathematics, First Class Honours, 2008, University of Dundee 

My Awards

  • 2014: Lee Segel Prize for Best Paper from the Society for Mathematical Biology.

My Teaching

I am currently scheduled to teach:

MATH6781 Biomathematics

MATH1231 Mathematics 1B

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Location

School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
The Red Centre