|2007 -||RCUK Fellow in Biological Complexity||Department of Biology, University of York|
|2005 - 2007||Postdoctoral Research Assistant||Edinburgh|
|2004||Postdoctoral Research Assistant||Oxford|
|2002 - 2004||Royal Commission for Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellow||Oxford|
|2002||PhD and DIC||Imperial College, London|
|2000||MA||University of Cambridge|
|1998||Part III Mathematics||University of Cambridge|
|1997||BA Mathematics||University of Cambridge|
|NERC Quota student
||Modelling the implications of collective animal motion on the underlying dynamics of social networks (with Dr Dan Franks ) |
|White Rose student
||An integrated Systems Biology approach to enterobacterial respiration (with Professor Robert Poole, University of Sheffield)|
Computational modelling of predator prey interactions; how selfish is the herd really? (for 2012 - 2013)
Co-supervisors: Dr Dan Franks, Dr Ton Timmis
Building on recent work, this Ph.D. will look at the evolution of aggregation strategies in response to predation. Using tested techniques and new algorithms this project will simulate the motion of collective shoals and flocks and allow their properties to evolve at an individual level. We are interested in the evolution of higher level avoidance strategies and manoeuvres that characterise these large macro-scale groupings.
This project is computational in nature, and programming skill would be essential. Aptitude in theoretical ecology or mathematics would be advantageous. There is an additional opportunity within this project for a student of a more engineering focus to transfer the coding environment to the player/stage platform and instantiate the simulations onto a physical system (in conjunction with the Timmis Lab).