Here is a brief version of my CV. Further details of my interests and activities can be be found in  different sections of this website.

Honours and Awards

UPSU SSTAR Faculty Winner for the Most Innovative Use Of Teaching Methods 2016 The Plymouth University Students’ Union SSTAR Awards recognise excellent teaching within the university that engages students and encourages and improves learning.

Vernon Harrison Doctoral Prize Winner 2007 The Vernon Harrison Annual Doctoral Prize of the British Society of Rheology is an award for the most distinguished PhD thesis in rheology and is awarded to the postgraduate member who has made the most original and significant contribution to any branch of rheological research.

Visiting fellow of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Awarded a visiting fellowship as part of the Beijing Computational Science Research program between June–August 2012

Visiting fellow of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge Awarded a visiting fellowship as part of the Partial Differential Equations in Kinetic Theories program between September–October 2010

SUUG Student-Led Teaching Award nomination for the Extra Mile award

Invited short courses

PhD students

Academic Employment

  • Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, University of Plymouth,  September 2013–August 2016
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, January 2009–December 2011 (Supervisor: Paul Dellar)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Mathematics, University College London, Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, September 2007-December 2008 (Supervisor: Helen Wilson)


  • MSc, Complex Fluids (2003), BSc Hons, Mathematics (2002) Department of Mathematics, University of Wales Aberystwyth
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Fellow of the HEA) (2014) Plymouth University

Outreach activities

IMA Festival of Mathematics, Walking of Custard activity, 27-28 June 2017 and 25-26 June 2019

Filmed for Food Unwrapped, episode about non-Newtonian fluids in food

Butlins Astonishing Science Weekends (with Dan Colman Creative LtdButlins Holiday Camp (Minehead September 2016, Skegness, June 2016, Bognor Regis  April 2016, and Minehead  September 2015

Ronaldo, the BFG, and the mathematics they shareNational Science Week, April 2014

Fluids, solids, and the strange things in-between Let Maths Take you Further, June 2014

Other Organisation and Duties

Professional Memberships