I am a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at The University of Melbourne. My studies span a range of length and time scales, from the dynamics of individual swimming microorganisms and the way they interact with one another, to the large scale flows around coral reefs. I use microfluidic devices, fluorescent microscopy and high speed imaging in conjunction with mathematical models to investigate the fundamental physical principles in these systems and the role that behaviour at the microscale plays in determining macroscale observations in our oceans.

Before coming to The University of Melbourne I was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Fellow of the Human Frontier Science Program, working with Professor Roman Stocker at MIT and ETH Zürich. I completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at The University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Professor Timothy Pedley, FRS. There I was a Gates Cambridge Scholar and External Research Scholar at Trinity College. I also worked in the laboratory of Professor Raymond Goldstein in Cambridge, and in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. I completed my undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Physics at The University of Melbourne, and worked on the fluid mechanics of nanoscale devices with Professor John Sader.


Positions available!

Microscale fluid dynamics around coral surfaces: This fully funded project will develop a new biophysical approach to coral studies, integrating mathematical modelling, numerical simulations and lab-on-chip experiments. Applications accepted until 22 November 2019, or until the position is filled. Click here for more details.