MASH is the
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
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
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
Please email me directly to discuss any of these
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
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.
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
Jennifer Jones: Mathematical models for non-invasive
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
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.
(Professor Jim Murray), University of Washington,
1990 - 1991:
Second in Mathematics Department, Kenilworth School,
1988 - 1990:
Mathematics Teacher, Countesthorpe College, Leicester,
2013 - 2016:
Outer circle member of ACME
(Advisory Committee Mathematics
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
External Examiner, University of Cumbria
Member of LMS, ESMTB, SMB
May 2012: Invited speaker, ICAM, City University, Hong
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,
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:
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
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
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.
drug reservoir in the stratum corneum and its impact
on drug monitoring using reverse iontophoresis. Computational and Mathematical methods in
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):
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
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
gypsy moth populations. Bull. Math. Biol. 70 398-411
Gilligan, C.A. (2006). The role of initial inoculum on
Theor. Biol.242: 670-682
White, K.A.J. (2005). Relating Coupled Map Lattices to
Integro-difference equations: dispersal-driven
instabilities in coupled map lattices. J.
Theor. Biol. 235:
White, K.A.J. (2005). Applications of biological
control in resistant host-pathogen systems. Math. Medicine and Biology 22:227-245.
I., White KAJ (2004). Spatial heterogeneity, social
structure and disease dynamics of animal populations.
Theor. Pop. Biol. 66:
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.
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.
White, K.A.J., Murray, J.D. (1997). Analysis of a
model for wolf territories. J. Math. Biol.
White, K.A.J., Grenfell, B.T. (1997)
Reguation of complex host dynamics by a macroparasite.
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:
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
B., Gillard, J., Graham, D., White K A J, Wilson, R
(2012) Summer Internships in sigma-sw. MSOR
Connections 11(3): 13-14.
M., Bond, O., Anderson, C., Kennedy, A. White K A J
(ed) (2012) Summer Internships in sigma-sw. MSOR
B., Gillard, J., Graham, D., White K A J, Wilson, R
(2012) Summer Internships in sigma-sw. CETL-MSOR
Conference Proceedings 39-48.
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
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
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
'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