I have now completed a four year research project in conjunction with the University of Stirling and CEFAS on a PhD project entitled An epidemiological and economic framework for designing and evaluating control strategies for water- and food-borne pathogens: A Norovirus case study. I have submitted my thesis and my first paper, A model for estimating norovirus variability in shellfish and predicting minimum depuration times, is currently being submitted while my second paper is being finalised at the moment.
My primary project supervisor is Dr Adam Kleczkowski, who is the head of the Mathematics & Statistics Group in Stirling, and I also have Dr Frans de Vries as my secondary supervisor, who will be advising on how to develop the economic aspects of the mathematical model we are developing on norovirus mitigation.
I completed my undergraduate honours degree with the University of Stirling, graduating with first class honours in June of 2012. My final semester project was on binary (n,M,d)-codes, specifically examining different methods which could be used to generate codeword alphabets using graphs and matrices. I am still working on some further ideas in this area, looking at possible ways to improve upon the limit derived from the Hamming Bound on the number of codewords for a specific binary (n,M,d)-code.
M.A.C.S. - Modelling and Analysis of Complex Systems research group. The main aim of the group is to develop novel methods of modelling and analysis in order to solve important problems which have impact in the real world. Whilst members work on a wide range of systems, they can be classified into two main applications areas: biological systems and communication systems.
MATU9M1 - Mathematics I module coordinated by Dr Anthony O'Hare. This module introduces students to a deeper way of thinking about the calculus, as well as a thorough course on linear algebra and complex numbers and their behaviour on the argand plane.
MGTU9S1 The Global Business Environment: An Introduction. I was one of several tutors assisting Business Studies students who were learning skills in statistics as part of this module.
MATU9JA - Optimisation in Theory and Practice module taught by Dr Andy Hoyle. I taught some of this module's tutorials during the spring 2017 semester, tutoring methods such as branch and bound and nearest neighbour algorithms, as well as simplex and graphical methods used to determine optimal solutions to linear programming problems.
MAT9JB - Numerical Analysis module taught by Professor Adam Kleczkowski. I taught some of this module's tutorials during the spring 2014 semester, covering function approximation and numerical integration methods such as the Trapezoidal & Simpson's Rules as well as Romberg integration.
Access to Higher Education - Data Skills - This course is part of the Access to Higher Education programme ran by the University. I have coordinated and tutored this module since 2013, and again will be teaching this module to all Access Science & Nursing students in Spring 2017.
Mathematical Contest in Modelling - Myself and Adrian Worton organised and tutored 4 undergraduate teams who took part in the 2014 international mathematical modelling competition, with all 4 teams submitting excellent papers and achieving 'Successful Participant' status. We tutored 2 teams for the competition which took part in February 2015, with both of the teams submitting excellent papers on Ebola virus mitigation. Both teams deserved better honours than they received, with one achieiving `Successful Participant' status, and the other achieving `Honourable Mention'.