Current position

Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) within the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews.
My research area is Mathematical Biology.

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What is mathematical biology?

Mathematical Biology is an area of applied mathematics devoted to the modelling, analysis and simulation of complex biological and medical systems.

Research interests

Cell population models

Derivation of partial differential equations from simple individual based models with a focus on pressure driven cell movement, pattern formation and chemotaxis

COVID-19 (Sars-Cov-2)

Modelling pyroptosis (inflammatory cell death), which has been linked to severe cases of the COVID-19 disease. Part of a SARS-CoV-2 Tissue Simulation Coalition and part of the Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) initiative. (Click on bold text for more detail).

Immunity

Tumour immune interactions - Individual based modelling of immune cells interacting with each other and with a growing tumour

Autoimmunity - Quantitiative approaches to describe Rheumatoid arthritis