Mathematics And Statistics

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has an international reputation in the use of mathematical analysis for real-world problems. The recent Research Assessment Exercise judged that 95% of the research in the Department was of a "quality that is recognised internationally" and 50% of our research is "internationally excellent".

Research within the Department covers a wide range of applied and applicable mathematics with a prominent commitment to nonlinear mathematics and the solution of industrial problems. The Department has collaborative links with researchers in many institutions, including other universities, research establishments and industry in the UK, Europe, the USA and elsewhere in the world. 

As a focus for activities - primarily in research but also in teaching - the Department has adopted nonlinear systems and solution of industrial problems as a major theme. 

Research activity has also been focused into key priority areas in order to strengthen and advance the research we undertake. These research areas often overlap and there is significant collaboration between groups.

Research activity within the department is organised under the following groups: 

  • Applied Analysis
  • Continuum Mechanics and Industrial Mathematics
  • Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation
  • Population Modelling and Epidemiology
  • Stochastic Analysis

The Department also has a joint research group with the Department of Mathematics at the University of Glasgow: Centre for Mathematics Applied to the Life Sciences (external link) (CMALS). This involves researchers from all the above groups.

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Scotland Medicine & Life Sciences
Stochastic Equations Mathematics
Differential equation Mathematics
Model Mathematics
Liquid Crystal Mathematics
Population Medicine & Life Sciences
Infection Medicine & Life Sciences
Hepacivirus Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 1999 2024

Research Output 1971 2020

Advances in the LaSalle-type theorems for stochastic functional differential equations with infinite delay

Wang, Y., Wu, F., Mao, X. & Zhu, E., 18 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stochastic Functional Differential Equations
Infinite Delay
Differential equations
Lyapunov functions

A generic framework for spatial quantitative risk assessments of infectious diseases: lumpy skin disease case study

Taylor, R. A., Berriman, A. DC., Gale, P., Kelly, L. A. & Snary, E. L., 31 Jan 2019, In : Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 66, 1, p. 131-143 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Lumpy Skin Disease
lumpy skin disease
quantitative risk assessment
infectious diseases
Communicable Diseases

An adaptive moving mesh method for forced curve shortening flow

Mackenzie, J. A., Nolan, M., Rowlatt, C. F. & Insall, R. H., 18 Apr 2019, In : SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing. 41, 2, p. A1170–A1200 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Moving Mesh Method
Adaptive Mesh
Adaptive Method


Numerical Analysis

200 Young Scientist Award

Nigel Mottram (Recipient), 2000

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

liquid crystals

Activities 1990 2020

Mathematical Criminology and Crime Science

Alison Ramage (Organiser)
6 Jul 202010 Jul 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

School of Applied Mathematics, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro,

David Greenhalgh (Visiting researcher)
1 Mar 202015 Sep 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

26th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods

Victorita Dolean Maini (Keynote/plenary speaker)
2 Dec 20196 Dec 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences


Changes in Government policy on rabies and reductions in cost and inconvenience for travellers with pets

Louise Kelly (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation, Economic and commerce

Changes to European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery guidelines reduces loss of sight for patients undergoing cataract surgery

George Gettinby (Participant), Magnus Peterson (Participant), Crawford Revie (Participant), Fiona Lees (Participant), Peter Barry (Participant), David V. Seal (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalHealth and welfare - new products, guidelines and services, Professional practice, training and standards


Commercial advantage through computational discovery of dynamic communicators in large digital networks

Desmond Higham (Participant), Ernesto Estrada (Participant), Peter Grindrod (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce