School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Staff Profile

Dr John Appleby

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics



BA/MA Mathematics, University of Cambridge
PhD Mathematics, University of Leeds

Informal Interests

Politics and current affairs, reading, hill walking, Church of England (member of General Synod, and Mission & Public Affairs Council), Chair of Trustees of the Cedarwood Centre, North Shields.


Research Interests

Not currently active in research

Esteem Indicators

External Examiner, Birmingham University Foundation Year 2000/3
Consultant to Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore 1999/2000
Awarded the C Oswald George prize of the Royal Statistical Society 1998 for an article: 'BUSTLE - a bus scheduling simulation. Teaching Statistics, 20, 77-80.'
Former member University Senate and Council
Former President, Newcastle AUT (UCU)


Undergraduate Teaching

Foundation Year: Mathematics SFY0003, SFY0004, Applied Mechanics SFY0011
Stage 1 Engineering mathematics ENG1001
Stage 2 Strength of Materials/Finite Elements MEC2009, Eng Maths with Applications ENG2012

Partners Summer School - Maths for Engineers


  • Appleby JC, Cox W. The Transition to Higher Education. In: Khan, P., Kyle, J, ed. Effective Learning and Teaching in Mathematics and its Applications. London: Routledge, 2002, pp.6-21.
  • Appleby JC. What Can We Learn From Computer Based Diagnostic Testing?. In: Proceedings of TIME 2000: An International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Education. 2000, Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology.
  • Appleby JC. BUSTLE - a bus scheduling simulation. Teaching Statistics 1998, 20, 77-80.
  • Toft M & Appleby JC. Determination of internal structure by electrical impedance tomography. Non-destructive testing and evaluation 1998, 14, 173-181.
  • Burn RP, Appleby JC, Maher P (eds). Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics. 1998.
  • Appleby JC, Samuels PC & Treasure-Jones T. DIAGNOSYS - a knowledge-based diagnostic test of basic mathematical skills. Computers in Education 1997, 28, 113-131.
  • Appleby JC & Crighton DG. Internal gravity waves generated by oscillations of a sphere. J Fluid Mech 1987, 183, 439-450.