My research focuses on modelling biological systems in order to get a better understanding of how certain biological phenomena occur.
Currently, I am working on understanding muscle stem cell protrusions known as blebs. These bleb allow cell to move along muscle fibres in order to find and heal damage. We want to gain better insights into how this motion occurs.
I am also interested in biological pattern formation produced through coupling diffusion and chemical reactions together, a theory that has a rich history going back to Alan Turing in 1952.
Alongside my research I am heavily involved in outreach and am lucky enough to have travelled internationally to give popular maths lectures. I have also had the fortune to:
work for the BBC;
illustrate Marcus du Sautoy's book, "The Number Mysteries";
work on the popular maths show "Dara O'Briains school of hard sums";
work on the creation of two new maths galleries at the London Science Museum.
Left: A Turing pattern illustrating spontaneous pattern formation from random initial conditions.