My research interests are in geometric methods in combinatorial group theory. I obtained my PhD from the Univeristy of Glasgow in 2008 under the supervision of Prof. Stephen J. Pride. I joined the University of Strathclyde in that year as a Teaching Assistant and I am now a Teaching Fellow. Between 2011 and 2018 I was the Manager of the University's Maths Skills Support Centre.
I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Ordinary Member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society and sit on the Society's Education Committee. I am also the Director of Teaching for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and was previously the department's Chief Undergraduate Academic Selector and Year 1 Coordinator.
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (August 2019).
In 2022/23 I will be teaching:
- MM101: Introduction to Calculus
- MM114: Mathematics 2E
- MM301: Linear Algebra
- MM103: Geometry and Algebra with Applications
- MM105: Applications of Mathematics
- MM112: Mathematics 2B
- MM113: Mathematics 1E
- MM116: Mathematics 1C
- MM117: Mathematics 1D
- MM125: Mathematics Summer School
- MM202: Advanced Calculus
- MM211: Mathematics 3B
- MM213: Engineering Mathematics 3E
- MM215: Mathematics 2D
- MM217: Mathematics 2M
- MM311: Mathematics 4B
I have supervised a number of level 4 honours projects in topics such as topology, theory of automata, complex dynamics, geometry, knot theory, number theory and group theory.
I am interested in a number of areas in combinatorial group theory and semigroup theory:
- the word problem for finitely presented group
- Dehn functions of groups
- asphericity of relative group presentations
- groups defined by finite state automata
- inverse semigroups
I am also interested in pedagogical research in the Mathematical Sciences, particularly in areas related to Mathematics and Satistics support.
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