I am a Professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Nottingham. My research interests lie in the area of mathematical biology and in particular the application of principles from nonlinear dynamics and statistical physics to the study of neural systems.
I am currently researching networks of synaptically coupled relaxation oscillators, calcium waves and neural networks with space-dependent delayed interactions... [more]
2002 - 2007 EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship, studying synaptic travelling waves ... [more]
1998 - 2003
Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer (2001) in the Mathematical Biology Group, at Loughborough University.
1996 - 1998
Research associate (Loughborough) with Paul Bressloff developing a dynamics of coupled neural oscillators for application to swimming and struggling in simple vertebrates, such as the Xenopus tadpole.
1994 - 1996
Research associate in the department of Engineering Maths, Bristol working on dynamics of neural systems and the the role that various cellular, synaptic and network properties have in determining rhythmic output in model central pattern generators.
1991 - 1994
Phd student at King's College London, Mathematics dept: Computing with higher order neurons and recurrent networks.
1987 - 1990
BSc in Theoretical Physics, University of Exeter.