About me


I am a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics and a member of the Waves and Solid Mechanics group in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. My research interests primarily lie in the study of dynamical problems across a broad range of multi-scale physical systems; this includes homogenisation, cloaking, fracture, wave propagation and localisation in solid mechanics, electromagnetism, acoustics, and fluids.

See my publications and talks for more details. My full CV can be found here.

Information for prospective PhD students can be found here.

Away from mathematics I enjoy reading (a lot), listening to music (usually with headphones but, on those rare occasions that I have an hour to myself, sometimes on vinyl), and wandering around with a camera and taking (a lot of) pictures; you can find some of my photographs on 500px or flickr.

Education & Career

Prior to taking up my current appointment at the University of Liverpool, I spent two years  in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London at an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow, working with Prof Richard Craster. Before my time at Imperial, I was employed as a Marie Curie Fellow by Enginsoft (Trento, Italy) as part of the INTERCER2 project.

After graduating from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Mathematical Physics (MMath) in July 2010, I went on to study for a PhD in Applied Mathematics under the supervision of Alexander Movchan, Ian Jones (LJMU) and Natasha Movchan. I successfully defended my thesis entitled “Mathematical modelling of the dynamic response of metamaterial structures” in August 2013.