Welcome. I am the Professor of Mathematical Modelling at the University of Oxford and a member of the Mathematical Institute. I am the director of the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (OCIAM), the director of the International Brain and Mechanics Lab (with Antoine Jérusalem), and a fellow of St Catherine’s College.

At the Mathematical Institute, I am also the director of External Relations and Public Engagement. As such I am in charge of the public lecture series and coordinate all external activities.

Latest activity


Consider a filament with a given differential growth profile at each point such as a branch, a stem, a root, or a neuron.
How does it develop curvature and torsion?
Find out in this new paper with Derek Moulton and Thomas Lessinnes https://t.co/TvwCeiHuIt
Only took us 8 years!