I am always happy to consider supervising
mathematical biology research projects at every level
from undergraduate to PhD. The brief outlines here are
mainly intended for PhD projects. If you are
interested in these, or have your own ideas for a
project, get in touch and we'll discuss the
possibilities. If you are a student at Bath looking
for an undergraduate or MSc project, then come and see
me to discuss a suitable topic.
Note: These projects are competition funded. Applicants will be
considered for funding in competition with applicants for other PhD
projects offered by the Deparment of Matheamtical Sciences or, in some
cases, the G4W+ group of universities.UK and other EU citizens are
eligible for this funding. In addition, there are a number of
of funding for research degrees in Bath. You
will be able to compete for any available funding for
which you are eligible if you make a
formal application to the PhD programme. If you
are from outside of the EU, you may also like to
consider funding opportunities offered by, e.g. the Foreign
and Commonwealth Office, the Commonwealth
Scholarships Office or your own national
Microbial population dynamics in patchy environments.
project involves working closely with empiricists to
develop mathematical models to understand drivers and feedbacks
underlying microbial population dyanmics in environments that are
structured at multiple scales. You can find more details on www.findaphd.com.
The function and robustness of microbiomes.
This project involves working closely with experimentalists to
develop mathematical models of microbiomes - complex microbial
communities living within a host species - and so understand
how composition and function of these microbial communiites
iis related to the health of the host
individual. You can find more details on www.findaphd.com.
The role of demographic structure in the epidemiology of dengue and other vector-borne diseases. This
project involves developing mathematical models in which the population
is structured according to demographic characteristics and anlaysing
these models to assess novel control strategies.
Ecological community structure and the
cross-species transfer of pathogens. This
project involves developing models to assess how the
species richness and diversity in an ecological
community affects the likelihood and nature of viruses
crossing to new host species within, and beyond, that