**Current Position:**

Professor
of Mathematical Physics

2014-present:
Head of Mathematics (within the School of
Mathematics and Statistics)

**Other
Positions:**

2014-15: Vice-president, Edinburgh Mathematical
Society

2015-2017: President, Edinburgh Mathematical Society

2015-2018:
Member of the UK’s Engineering and
Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Strategic Advisory Team

2003-present: Member of the EPSRC peer review college.

**Previous
University responsibilities:**

2005-2010: Member of Senate

2006-2010:
Associate Dean (Postgraduate) and
Head of the Faculty of Information and Mathematical Sciences Graduate School

2008-2010: Deputy Dean, Faculty of Information and
Mathematical Sciences

2008-2009: Convenor of the Heads of Graduate Schools
Forum

**Previous Positions:**

2006-2011: Reader, University of Glasgow

2005-2006: Senior Lecture, University of Glasgow

2003-2005: Lecturer in Applied Mathematics,
University of Glasgow

1996-2003: Lecturer in Pure Mathematics, University
of Hull

1993-1995: Wilfred Hall Research Fellow, University
of Newcastle

1991-1993: SERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Oxford
University

**Qualification:**

Ph.D.
(1991)

Thesis
title: The Twistor Description of Integrable Systems

Supervisor,
Prof. R.S.Ward, FRS

Certification
of Advanced Studies in Mathematics (Part III): Distinction

B.A.
(1987) First Class Hon. Degree in Mathematics, Cambridge University (M.A.
(1991)).

Entrance
Scholarship, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 1984.

**Membership of Professional Bodies:**

Member
of the EPSRC peer review college, 2003-present

Member
of the

Member
of the