My early research interests included using continuum mathematical models to interpret in vivo experiments in developmental biology focusing on neural crest cell migration. More recent projects involved developing stochastic mathematical models of these kinds of in vivo experiments and understanding how to construct approximate continuum limit descriptions of such stochastic models. More recently, I have been working at the interface of mathematical modelling, uncertainty quantification, parameter estimation and identifiability analysis. In general, my work involves deploying mathematical tools to understand various biological and biophysical applications that include studying tissue growth on 3D-printed scaffolds, in vitro observations of cell migration and proliferation using fluorescent cell cycle labels, as well as tumour spheroid experiments.
During 2019-2020, I was the Deputy Director of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, and from 2016-2018 I was a member of the Australian Research Council's College of Experts, sitting on the Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences panel.
My most recent teaching interests include first year calculus and analysis, and later year courses on differential equations, computational modelling and mathematical modelling.