Miss Sophie Mason MSci

Miss Sophie Lauren Mason

School of Mathematics
PhD Student

Contact details

School of Mathematics
Watson Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Sophie is a multidisciplinary PhD student funded through the School of Mathematics Alumni Scholarship scheme under the co-supervision of Professors John Terry and Andrew Bagshaw. Her current research focuses on studying fMRI and EEG data to understand how different human chronotypes manifest in different functional networks as well as the effects of sleep deprivation on brain networks.


  • MSci Mathematics, University of Birmingham, 2019

Doctoral research

PhD title
Dynamic Graph Theoretic Markers of Human Chronotype
Professor John Terry and Professor Andrew Bagshaw
Applied Mathematics PhD


Research Themes

  • Mathematical Biology
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Chronotypes
  • Circadian Rhythms

Research Activity

The main area of Sophie's research is using fMRI data to differentiate early and late chronotypes. In addition, she is using EEG data from a prolonged sleep deprivation study to try to understand the effects of sleep deprivation on human brain networks.


S L Mason, J C Meyer, D J Needham, The Development of a Wax Layer on the Interior Wall of a Circular Pipe Transporting Heated Oil -- The Effects of Temperature Dependent Wax Conductivity, Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 131:7, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10665-021-10171-x