I completed my PhD in Applied Mathematics under the supervision of Prof. John Appleby (and with the generous support of the Irish Research Council) at Dublin City University. I was a postdoctoral researcher at Brandeis University with Prof. Jonathan Touboul and I subsequently joined Prof. Simon Levin’s lab at Princeton University to work on mathematical models of vegetation dynamics. In Fall 2023, I will join the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University as an Assistant Professor.


In my doctoral work, I studied qualitative properties of nonlinear differential systems with memory and subject to random noise. In my postdoctoral work, I expanded my research interests to include applications of techniques from dynamical systems and stochastic analysis to problems in ecology (savanna-forest modeling), developmental biology (cell fate dynamics in the brain), and epidemiology (malaria immune dynamics); see my research page for further details.

Teaching is one of the most enjoyable parts of my job and I am committed to teaching to the highest standard possible; you can read about my teaching philosophy here.

My academic CV is available here: DP_CV_May_23.