Associate Professor
Dept of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Guelph (July 2012  )
Assistant Professor
Dept of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Guelph (Aug 2006June 2012)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Computational Science
Florida State University (20032006)
Ph.D., Mathematics
University of Durham (UK), 2003
M.S., Mathematics
University of Reading (UK), 1998
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Mathematics (sec. level)
Keele University (UK), 1993
M.S., Ecology
The University of Wales, Bangor (UK), 1991
B.S. (Honors), Mathematics
The University of Sussex (UK), 1989
Figure 2: Predator invasion in a domain with complicated boundary (snapshot
at T = 150)
Numerical simulation of predator invasion on a domain with an approximate fractal
boundary (Kock Snowflake) in a phytoplanktonzooplankton reactiondiffusion model.
The standard Galerkin FEM using continuous piecewise linear basis functions was
employed with homogeneous
Dirichlet boundary conditions and an unstructured simplex mesh with 9636 triangles
and 5249 nodes (bounding box is [0,400]^{2}).

In August 2006 I joined the Department of Mathematics
& Statistics at the University of Guelph, as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics. I was promoted to
Associate Professor (with tenure) in July 2012. Prior to this I was a
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Florida State University working under Prof.
Max Gunzburger. I was awarded the PhD in Applied Mathematics, within the
Numerical Analysis Group,
at the University of Durham, England, in 2003, under the supervision of Dr. James Blowey. In addition to my research skills I have extensive teaching experience gained from secondary school level
positions, teaching at the community college level, and also from the post of Mathematics Instructor at Arizona State University in the USA.
My doctoral training was in the rigorous numerical analysis of parabolic partial differential equations using the finite
element method. Since then I have branched out into mathematical biology, with particular interest in spatially
extended predatorprey interactions and mathematical ecology. I have also worked in optimal control theory and studied
diffusioninduced instability (Turing theory). For further details see my
current research topics and papers.
