My research seeks to understand the behaviour of complex systems consisting of many interacting components. These systems appear in many different situations in biology and engineering, such as a population of cancer cells, or contaminant particles going through a filter. I work on developing and analysing mathematical and computational methods to represent these systems. In particular, I am interested in methods that can capture phenomena at multiple scales and explain how individual-level mechanisms (such as the interactions between particles) affect the population-level behaviour.
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In 2012 I obtained my DPhil in Applied Mathematics at Oxford, under the supervision of Jon Chapman. After my doctorate I became a postdoctoral fellow of the 2020 Science programme for the Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Complex Natural Systems and worked at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, within the Computational Ecology & Environmental Science group.
During 2015 I was an Olga Taussky Pauli Fellowship at the Wolfgang Pauli Institute (WPI) in Vienna. For most of 2016, I was on maternity leave. I was awarded a L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science Fellowship in 2016.