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 working with Prof. Jonathan Touboul and I subsequently joined Prof. Simon Levin’s lab at Princeton University to work on mathematical models of vegetation dynamics. From August 2023, I will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University.
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.