- Simson Chair of Mathematics (Mathematics)
Glasgow G12 8QW
My work involves mathematical modelling applied to range of problems and challenges in biology and physiology.
Professor Xiaoyu Luo, Dr Steve Roper and I, together with clinical colleagues, are developing continuum models to help to understand the remodelling of the large arteries in health and disease, and to determine stress in the gall-bladder and its relationship to pain. I have research projects on the circulation of blood and the propagation of the physiological pressure pulse, in collaboration with clinicians based in Glasgow and applied mathematicians in the USA.
I carry out theoretical and experimental investigations of pattern-formation by suspensions of micro-organisms (bioconvection), which are a paradigm for the development of complexity in biology. I also study random walk models of the motion of individual micro-organisms and animals, and spatial point process models of plant ecology.