John has, in some form, been in the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham since commencing studies as an undergraduate student in 2005.
Following completion of his EPSRC funded PhD studies in 2013, John transferred to an EPSRC funded postdoctoral research position, followed by a teaching fellowship, which was following by a fixed-term lecturer position in Applied Mathematics.
Following these fixed term positions, John was appointed to his current position as a flying-faculty lecturer within the School of Mathematics. He has now manged to temporarily leave the School of Mathematics, as a visiting lecturer at Jinan University, specifically, in his role at the Jinan-Birmingham joint institute.
John’s research interests primarily concern well-posedness and qualitative behaviour of solutions to boundary value problems for partial differential equations. Ideally in situations close to, or being, ill-posed, so the results are somewhat counter-intuitive, and consequently, awkward to obtain.
John has given a variety of lecture courses at levels: F (Introductory Mathematics); C (Jinan Vectors, Geometry and Linear Algebra); I (Introduction to C++); and H and M (Chaos / Applied Nonlinear Dynamical Systems). He has supervised numerous dissertations at levels H and M.
John has been involved in delivery and administration of various widening participation schemes including: Access to Birmingham (A2B), Realising Opportunities (RO), and Nuffield placement.