I am a Lecturer within the Division of Computing Science and Mathematics at the University of Stirling, where I am an active member of the Data Science (DAIS) and Mathematical Biology (BioMod) Research Groups.
I recently worked with Professor Gabriela Ochoa, Dr Nadarajen Veerapen & Dr Jason Adair, conducting research on the Travelling Salesman Problem (TSP), by applying statistical analysis and machine learning techniques to improve algorithm selection based upon features of specific problems.
Building on my 2017 PhD thesis, I am also working on publications in the fields of bioinformatics (modelling of water-borne pathogens within shellfish) and bioeconomics (a model describing the interactivity between farming intensity and biosecurity) - all in collaboration with Professor Adam Kleczkowski of the University of Strathclyde, as well as other subject matter experts in the fields of aquaculture, mathematics and economics.
I returned to education in 2007 when I enrolled in the Access to Higher Education programme at Stirling, and since then have successfully gained a 1st Class Honours in Mathematics & Computing Science, and a PhD in Mathematics. I recently completed 2 years working as a Post-Doctoral Fellow as part of the DAASE project, before taking up my current post of Lecturer.