MASH is the
University
of Bath Mathematics Resource Centre. It was established in
2007 to provide mathematics and statistics support
for students and staff at the university and offers a range
of services including drop-in sessions (general and unit
specific), support with employer numeracy tests and
individual appointments.

MASH is also home to sigma-sw,
the pilot regional hub for sigma, which is now a member of
the sigma network. Dr White is vice-chair of the sigma
network.

Departmental Responsibilities

I am
currently the departmental contact for widening
participation and outreach activities. As part of this, I
have initiated a Problem Solving/STEP support programme
for local year 13 students who could not otherwise access
such support. I am
also interested more generally in discussing possible
outreach or widening participation events in your school
or community.
Please email me directly to discuss any of these
activities.

Project Opportunities

Below is listed a selection of current
projects that could form the basis of undergraduate
project units, summer internships, MSc, PhD or postdoc
projects. Please do get in touch if you are interested in
any of these or have ideas of your own that you would like
to discuss.

Non-invasive drug monitoring.
Traditional methods of monitoring drug levels in
chronically ill patients involves taking blood samples at
regular intervals. In many cases, this is not ideal and
therefore research into alternative monitoring methods
could provide a significant contribution to the treatment
of such patients. There is a wide range of theoretical
questions which can be addressed using mathematical
models; for example determining how time to stabilisation
of monitoring machines can be determined and how different
drugs respond to non-invasive techniques.

Economic
modelling of infectious disease control.
Models for the spread and control of infectious
disease can predict the impact of intervention policies
such as vaccination or screening programmes. To implement
these predictions requires a further layer of constraint -
that of economic cost, trading off cost of infection
against the cost of its prevention. There are many
research questions which can be addressed by combining
disease dynamics with economic constraints; my current
focus is on control of chlamydia but I am also interested
in controlling ecological infections such as gypsy moth
invasions and agricultural diseases.

Current PhD students

James Clarke: Controlling infectious diseases: the
optimal way

Jennifer Jones: Mathematical models for non-invasive
drug monitoring

Andy Woodford: Monitoring drugs using non-invasive
techniques across the skin barrier

Completed PhD students

Ivana Gudelj (2002) Social groupings and disease
dynamics in animal populations: a theoretical study

Steven White (2004) Modelling aphid populations that
are resistant to a fungal pathogen

Andrew Whittle (2004) Gypsy moth modelling with an
application of optimal control theory

Matthew Dorey (2008) Modelling the spread of disease
on networks http://opus.bath.ac.uk/16737

Victoria Brown (2010) Modelling healthcare provision
for an infectious disease using optimal control

Zoe Thomas (2012) Host heterogeneity and HIV disease
dynamics

Brief CV

2003 to date: Senior lecturer in
Applied Mathematics, University of Bath, UK

1997- 2003: Lecturer in Applied
Mathematics, University of Bath, UK

1995 - 1997: Wellcome Fellow:
Biomathematics Research Training, Department of Zoology,
University of Cambridge, UK.

1991-1995: PhD
(Professor Jim Murray), University of Washington,
Seattle, USA

1990 - 1991:
Second in Mathematics Department, Kenilworth School,
Warwickshire, UK

1988 - 1990:
Mathematics Teacher, Countesthorpe College, Leicester,
UK

Professional Activities

2013 - 2016:
Outer circle member of ACME
(Advisory Committee Mathematics
Education)

2013 - 2016: External
examiner, University of Ulster

2012 - to date: Vice
chair, sigma network.

2010- to date:
External examiner, Foundation Year, University of Bath

2007 - to date:
Director of MASH, University of Bath

2007 - 2010:
Director MSc in Mathematical Biology, University of Bath

2006 - 2010:
Co-director Centre for Mathematical Biology, University
of Bath

2006-2010:
External Examiner, University of Cumbria

Member of LMS, ESMTB, SMB

Recent Talks

May 2012: Invited speaker, ICAM, City University, Hong
Kong

February 2012: Invited speaker, MIR@W/CoSyDy Day,
Warwick University, UK

December 2011: Invited lecture, Annual Irish
Mathematics Support Network Conference, UCD, Dublin

September 2011: Plenary lecture, MSOR-CETL conference,
Coventry University, UK

March 2009: Plenary speaker SIAM CSE Annual meeting,
Miami, USA

Suzanne
Lenhart NIMBIOS, University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, USA

Katy
Turner Social Medicine, University of Bristol

Publications

Journal articles

Clarke,
J.P., White, K.A.J., Turner, K.M.E. (2013).
Approximating optimal controls for networks when there
are combinations of population - level and targetted
measures available - Chlamydia as a case study. Bull Math Biol.DOI:
10.1007/s11538-013-9867-9.

Ward,
Z.D., White K A J (2012) Impact of latent infected
cells on strain archiving within HIV hosts. Bull Math Biol. 74(9): 1985-2003

Clarke,
J.P., White, K.A.J., Turner, K.M.E. (2012). Exploring
short term responses to changes in the control
strategy for Chlamydia trachomatis. Comp Math Meth in
Medicine. doi: 10.1155/2012/803097

Brown,
V.L., White, K.A.J. (2011) The role of optimal control
in assessing the most cost-effective implementation of
a vaccination strategy: HPV as a case study. Math. Biosci. 231(2): 126-134.

Paulley,
Y.L.,
Delgado-Charro,
M.B.,
White,
K.A.J.
(2010)
Modelling
formation
of
a
drug reservoir in the stratum corneum and its impact
on drug monitoring using reverse iontophoresis. Computational and Mathematical methods in
medicine.11(4):
353-368.

Brown, V.L., White, K.A.J. (2010) The HPV vaccination
strategy: could male vaccination have a significant
impact? Computational and Mathematical
methods in medicine.11(3):
223-237

Hartfield,
M.,
White,
K.A.J.,
Kurtenbach,
K.
(2010)
The
role
of
deer in facilitating the spatial spread of the
pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi.
Theoretical Ecology DOI: 10.1007/s12080-010-0072-2
Published online 23/02/10

Ward,
Z.D.,
White, K.A.J. van Voorn, G. (2009) Exploring the
impact of target cell heterogeneity on HIV loads in a
within-host model. Epidemics. 1(3): 168-174

Whittle,
A.,
Lenhart,
S.,
White,
K.A.J.
(2008).
Optimal
control
of
gypsy moth populations. Bull. Math. Biol. 70 398-411

White,
K.A.J.,
Gilligan, C.A. (2006). The role of initial inoculum on
epidemicdynamics. J.
Theor. Biol.242: 670-682

White,
S.M.,
White, K.A.J. (2005). Relating Coupled Map Lattices to
Integro-difference equations: dispersal-driven
instabilities in coupled map lattices. J.
Theor. Biol. 235:
463-475.

White,
S.M.,
White, K.A.J. (2005). Applications of biological
control in resistant host-pathogen systems. Math. Medicine and Biology 22:227-245.

Gudelj,
I., White KAJ (2004). Spatial heterogeneity, social
structure and disease dynamics of animal populations.
Theor. Pop. Biol. 66:
139-149.

Gudelj,
I., White, K.A.J., Britton, N.F. (2003). The effects
of spatial movement and group interactions on disease
dynamics of social animals. Bull. Math.
Biol66: 91-108.

Beardmore, I.,White, K.A.J. (2001).
Spreading disease through social groupings in
competition. J. Theor. Biol.212: 253-269.

White, KAJ, Wilson, K (1999)
Modelling density-dependent resistance in
insect-pathogen interactions, Theoretical
Population Biology 56(2): 163-181

White, KAJ, Hall, SJG (1998)
Behaviour of lambs (Ovis aries) in relation to spatial
patterns of defecation on a pasture Journal
of Zoology 245: 111-117

White, K.A.J., Gilligan, G.A. (1998).
Spatial heterogeneity in three species,
plant-parasite-hyperparasite, systems. Phil.
Trans. Lond. B. 353: 543-557.

Lewis, M.A.,
White, K.A.J., Murray, J.D. (1997). Analysis of a
model for wolf territories. J. Math. Biol.
35 749-774.

White, K.A.J., Grenfell, B.T. (1997)
Reguation of complex host dynamics by a macroparasite.
J. Theor.
Biol. 186: 81-91

Lubkin, SR, Romatowski, J, Zhu, M,
Kulesa, PM, White, KAJ (1996) Evaluation of
feline leukemia virus control measures, Journal
of Theoretical Biology 178:
53-60

White, K.A.J., Lewis, M.A., Murray, J.D.
(1996). Wolf-deer interactions: a mathematical model.
Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 263 299-305.

White, K.A.J., Lewis M.A., Murray, J.D.
(1996). A model for wolf-pack territory formation and
maintenance. J. Theor. Biol. 17829-43.

Cook, J., Tyson, R., White, K.A.J.,
Rushe, R., Gottman, J., Murray J.D. (1995).
Mathematics of Marital Conflict: Qualitative Dynamic
Mathematical Modeling of Marital Interaction.J.
Family Psych.9 110-130

Teaching and Learning articles

Cooper,
B., Gillard, J., Graham, D., White K A J, Wilson, R
(2012) Summer Internships in sigma-sw. MSOR
Connections 11(3): 13-14.

Taylor,
M., Bond, O., Anderson, C., Kennedy, A. White K A J
(ed) (2012) Summer Internships in sigma-sw. MSOR
Connections 12(1):
23-27.

Cooper,
B., Gillard, J., Graham, D., White K A J, Wilson, R
(2012) Summer Internships in sigma-sw. CETL-MSOR
Conference Proceedings 39-48.

Cliffe,
E.H., White K A J (2012). Good practice on inclusive
curricula and methods to produce flexible and
accessible learning resources in mathematics. HESTEM
Student Centred Approaches. To appear.

Cliffe, E.H., Benjamin, L.
White, K A J, Lacey,C. (2012). MASH café at
the University of Bath. HESTEM Maths
Arcade. To appear.

White, K.A.J. (2010). sigma-sw:
the regional hub pilot for sigma. MSOR Connections 10(3): 40-41

White,
K.A.J. (2002). Setting the Scene. MSOR Connections 2(3):8-9

Lewis, H., White, K.A.J. (2002). Teaching
and learning across the A level - university
transition. MSOR
Connections 2(4):14-18

Lord, K., White, K.A.J. (2001) Face the
University Challenge. TES: Curriculum special 21/09/01.

Proof across the transition: A working
document for schools and universities to explore
learning and teaching proof in the two sectors.
(2001). K.A. Jane White (ed). Compiled by Hannah
Lewis, Dept. Mathematical Sciences, University of
Bath.

Book Chapters

'On wolf territoriality and
deer survival', White, K.A. Jane, Lewis, M.A. &
Murray, J.D. Chapter 6 (105-126). In: Modelling spatiotemporal
dynamics in ecology. Sole,
R.V., Bascompte, J. (eds). Landes
Biosciences (1998).