Associate Professor/University Lecturer, Mathematical Institute, Oxford
Tutorial Fellow, Trinity College, Oxford

I am an applied mathematician, using mathematical models to investigate scientific problems. Much of my research relates to problems in the geosciences - a particular focus currently is on glaciers and ice sheets. Please get in touch if you'd like to know more, especially if you're a student interested in research.

A list of publications is here.


Slides from lectures at Karthaus 2018 are here (continuum mechanics), here (sliding), here (hydrology) and here (geomorphology). Continuum mechanics notes are here. Exercises are here and solutions are here. Some older slides are here (rheology) and here (thermodynamics).

Slides from lectures in Iceland 2013 are here.

  • MSc Mathematical Modelling (Michaelmas 2013-2016)
  • B5.4 Waves and Compressible Flow (Hilary 2014-2017)
  • C5.11 Mathematical Geoscience (Michaelmas 2016-)
  • C5.6 Applied Complex Variables (Hilary 2017)
  • Oxford course materials are here.
  • Math 253: Multivariable Calculus (Fall 2012)
  • Math 307: Applied Linear Algebra (Spring 2012)
  • Math 257: Partial differential equations (Spring 2010, Fall 2010)

Research Interests
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Glaciers and Ice Sheets
  • Volcanology
  • Viscoplastic fluids
  • Industrial mathematics
  • Fluid-structure interactions
  • Multiphase problems
  • Asymptotic analysis
  • Free-boundary problems


2013- Associate Professor, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
2013- Tutorial Fellow, Trinity College Oxford
2010-2012 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia (supervised by Neil Balmforth)
2006-2009 DPhil Mathematics, University of Oxford (supervised by Andrew Fowler)
2002-2006 MMath Mathematics, University of Oxford
1997-2002 Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham