Dr John Meyer PhD

Dr John Meyer

School of Mathematics

Contact details

School of Mathematics
Watson Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

John Meyer is a Lecturer of Applied Mathematics.

His research is in the field of analysis of nonlinear differential equations. 

He has published research papers in a variety of mathematical journals. In addition a monograph, co-authored with Prof. D. J. Needham has been published by CUP.


PhD Applied Mathematics, University of Birmingham, July 2013
MSci Mathematics, University of Birmingham. July 2009


John Meyer obtained his MSci degree in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham in 2009. He went on to study a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Birmingham, which was completed in 2013. Following two post-doctoral positions he was appointed as a Lecturer in Applied Analysis at the University of Birmingham in 2015.


  • Applied Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
  • Research Skills (Supervision)


Postgraduate supervision

Supervision of dissertations for students enrolled on the MSc in Financial Engineering and the MSc in Mathematical Modelling.


Reaction-diffusion theory, maximum principles, quasi-linear parabolic partial differential equations, chemical reaction modelling.


[1] J. C. Meyer and D. J. Needham “Extended weak maximum principles for parabolic partial differential inequalities on unbounded domains.” Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A (2014) (DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2014.0079.)

[2] J. C. Meyer and D. J. Needham “A note on the weak and strong maximum principles for linear parabolic partial differential inequalities.” (2015) (doi.org/10.1007/s00033-014-0492-8)

[3] J. C. Meyer and D. J. Needham “Well-posedness and qualitative behaviour of a semi-linear parabolic Cauchy problem arising from a generic model for fractional order autocatalysis.” Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A (2015) (DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2014.0632.)

[4] J. C. Meyer and D. J. Needham “The Cauchy problem for non-Lipschitz semi-linear parabolic partial differential equations. LMS lecture notes in mathematics series” Cambridge University Press, 2015

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