CV and short bio
After a first degree in mathematics, I earned my PhD in mathematical biology at the University of Oxford, investigating interrelationships between host population immunity and pathogen population genetics. For my first postdoctoral position, with Michael Hochberg at the Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier, I switched my primary focus from infectious disease to cancer. I chose to pursue a second postdoc in Niko Beerenwinkel’s group at ETH Zurich, within a systems biology department, so as to unite dynamical models of somatic evolution with methods of molecular data analysis and phylogenetic inference. I later took a concurrent postdoc appointment in Hanna Kokko’s group at the University of Zurich, using life history models to understand the evolution of cancer risk as part of the international Arizona Cancer Evolution Center. Since July 2020 I have been a lecturer in applied mathematics at City, University of London, where I am continuing my research at the intersection of mathematical, computational and theoretical biology.
Education and academic employment
- 2020-present: Lecturer in Mathematics at City, University of London, UK
- 2018-2020: Postdoctoral researcher (20% contract) with Hanna Kokko at the University of Zurich, Switzerland
Theoretical ecology, life history theory and the evolution of cancer risk
- 2017-2020: Postdoctoral researcher (80% contract) with Niko Beerenwinkel at ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Computational biology and mathematical models of tumour evolution
- 2014-2017: Postdoctoral researcher with Michael Hochberg at l’Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier, France
Evolution and ecology of cancer
- 2009-2014: DPhil with Mario Recker and Sunetra Gupta at the University of Oxford, UK
Mathematical modelling of infectious disease
- 1999-2003: Master of Mathematics First Class (Hons) at the University of York, UK
Pure and applied mathematics and statistics
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