I get a great deal of fulfilment in solving complex problems collaboratively; let me give a few examples which will help introduce who I am. I was appointed as interim head of department in March 2020 - what a challenging year it has been, and yet there have been so many opportunities to work with colleagues to try and provide the best possible online experience for our students.
I was appointed lecturer in 2005, and Professor of Mathematical Biology in 2018, and during my time in Liverpool I've had chance to work on lots of interesting projects with fantastic students, researchers & academics, in a wide range of areas from medicine to music. Prior to this I did my undergraduate & PhD studies in Maths at Cambridge and then worked as a post-doc in Biological Oceanography in Seattle. Interactions with my peers; which often seemed to involve food & drink, was always very important in making progress with my studies & research.
Alongside my life as a mathematician, family is really important to me, and raising my 4 children is very much a team effort - involving my partner, extended family, teachers & friends.