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
Liquid Crystal Mathematics
Model Mathematics
Population Medicine & Life Sciences
Infection Medicine & Life Sciences
Hepacivirus Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 1999 2022

Research Output 1971 2019

10 years of coordinated study of honey bee colony loss rates – presentation of a COLOSS core project

COLOSS Monitoring Group 11 Jun 2018 (Accepted/In press) 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access

A 20 year observational cohort of a 5 million patient population - tonsillectomy rates in the context of two national policy changes

Douglas, C. M., Altmyer, U., Cottom, L., Young, D., Redding, P. & Clark, L. J. 27 Sep 2018 In : Clinical Otolaryngology. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


A Bayesian space-time model for clustering areal units based on their disease trends

Napier, G., Lee, D., Robertson, C. & Lawson, A. 18 Jun 2018 In : Biostatistics. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Space-time Models
Markov Chain Monte Carlo
Group of Units


200 Young Scientist Award

Nigel Mottram (Recipient), 2000

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

liquid crystals

Activities 1990 2019


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