I trained in computer science and software engineering before doing a masters degree in computational molecular biology in Manchester. I completed my PhD in 2013, studying dynamical systems theory and computational modelling in epilepsy with Gerold Baier. I have since undertaken postdoctoral work at NTU Singapore, MGH Boston, and in Newcastle before starting a faculty position in Newcastle in 2015.
My research is focused on using computational methods to understand brain function and in the case of disease, brain dysfunction. I use methods from mathematical modelling, dynamical systems and graph theory to investigate complex brain network dynamics. I use functional data such as EEG, MEG and fMRI in addition to structural data derived from MRI and diffusion MRI.
Primarily I work on epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.
I am jointly based in the Institute of Neuroscience (Faculty of Medical Sciences), and the School of Computing Science (School of Agriculture & Engineering). In the Institute of Neuroscience I work with Dr Rob Forsyth, consultant neurologist at the RVI and senior lecturer. Within Computing Science I am based in the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems (ICOS) group.
I currently do not teach on any modules, however I am happy to supervise and train students on research projects. Typical projects may involve computational modelling, dynamical systems theory, network science, graph theory and neuroimaging, all in the context of brain diseases / disorders. Please get in touch if you are interested in working with me.