Background

An Abbreviated Guide

I'm currently a PhD student at Lancaster University, researching the detection of match-fixing in tennis in conjunction with ATASS sports. I'm part of STOR-i centre for doctoral training, which sits at the interface of statistics and operations research, allowing aspiring researchers to tackle industrially-motivated problems.

Previously, having graduated in 2014, my first degree was an MMath at Durham University, College of St. Hild and Bede. My final year project won a departmental academic prize, and was entitled "On the Origin of Hotspots: The Statistical Analysis Thereof". It used statistical methods to examine evidence for contrasting theories about volcanic hotspot formation by looking at the hotspots' spatial correlation with various other geological features of Earth.

Before that, I attended Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron, a bilingual English-Welsh school. My A-levels were in Maths, Physics, French and Music, and I was inspired to study a mathematics degree by Professor Ian Stewart's book, "A Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities".

Outside of my research, I also maintain a keen interest in performing on the viola in orchestras - currently University of Lancaster Music Society's String Orchestra, but previously was President and Concert and Rehearsal manager of Durham University Hill Orchestra. Additionally, I regularly play football for the mighty Graduate College FC at Lancaster University. Otherwise, I can be found to frequent the excellent White Cross pub quiz, with mixed levels of success, or else running or baking.