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I joined the University of Manchester in 2016 as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2019. Before starting this lectureship, I was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Manchester and at Imperial College London.

My research interests are focused around free-surface problems in fluid mechanics (e.g. drops, bubbles and films). I am interested in mathematical modelling, computations, asymptotic methods, feedback control, nonlinear dynamics, and collaborations with experimentallists. I am an active member of the Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics.


PhD in Applied Mathematics, University of Nottingham, 2012.

Part III Mathematics, University of Cambridge, 2007.

BA Mathematics, University of Cambridge, 2006.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


I am module leader for two lecture courses:

MATH20401 (PDEs and Vector Calculus A). I teach the second half of this second-year course.

MATH64062 (PDEs: Theory and Practice). This is a compulsory course in our MSc in Applied Mathematics. It is also delivered to PhD students as part of the MAGIC network.

Supervision information

I co-supervise three PhD students:

  • Jake Harris: Modelling single and multi-phase flow in non-uniform Hele-Shaw channels, 2018-22, with Andrew Hazel
  • Sammy Ayoubi: Control-based exploration of disordered systems, 2021-2024, with Anne Juel
  • James Shemilt: Modelling lung deposition of inhaled particles in cystic fibrosis, 2020-2023, with Oliver Jensen, Carl Whitfield and Alex Horsfield.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Surface-tension-driven coalescence, University of Nottingham

24 Sept 200731 Oct 2011

Award Date: 1 Jul 2012


  • applied mathematics
  • fluid mechanics
  • Asymptotic methods


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