Research Training

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Assistant

  1. Dr Nizhum Rahman. Research assistant, 2022-2023, supported by an ARC Discovery project grant.
  2. Dr Ryan Murphy. Postdoctoral research fellow, 2021-2023, supported by an ARC Discovery project grant. After this position Ryan commenced a postdoctoral research position at the University of Melbourne.
  3. Dr Alex Browning. Postdoctoral research fellow, 2021-2022, supported by an ARC Discovery project grant. After this position Alex secured a Hooke Research Fellowship within the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford.
  4. Dr Alex Tam. Postdoctoral research fellow, 2021-2022, Supported by a QUT Edge Grant. After this position Alex commenced a tenure track position in Mathematical sciences at University of South Australia where he is now supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Award.
  5. Dr David Warne. Postdoctoral research fellow, 2020-2021, supported by QUT and the Australian Institute of Marine Science. After this position David commenced a tenure track position in the School of Mathematical Sciences at QUT.
  6. Dr Nabil Fadai. Postdoctoral research fellow, 2018-2020, supported by an ARC Discovery project gtant. After this position Nabil commenced a tenure track position in Mathematical sciences at the Univeristy of Nottingham.
  7. Dr Tarunendu Mapder. Postdoctoral research fellow, 2018-2020, supported by a DARPA project grant. After this position Tarunendu commenced a postdoctoral research position at Indiana University.
  8. Dr Wang Jin. Postdoctoral research fellow, 2018-2021, supported by a QUT-funded Vice Chancellor's Research Fellowship. After this position Jin commenced a postdoctoral research position at the University of New South Wales.
  9. Mr Alex Browning. Research assistant, 2017-2017, supported by an ARC Discovery project grant. After this position Alex commenced a PhD at QUT.
  10. Dr Wang Jin. Research assistant, 2017-2018, supported by an ARC Discovery project grant. After this position Jin commenced as a Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow at QUT.
  11. Dr Catherine Penington. Postdoctoral research fellow, 2015-2017, supported by an ARC Future Fellowship grant. After this position Catherine secured a tenure track position in Mathematical sciences at Macquarie University.
  12. Ms Parvathi Haridas. Research assistant, 2012-2014, supported by an ARC Discovery project grant. After this position Parvathi commenced a PhD at QUT.

Doctor of Philosophy

  1. Mr Patrick Storch. Doctor of Philosophy. 2024-present. New discrete and continuum mathematical models for tissue formation.
  2. Mr Shahak Kuba. Doctor of Philosophy. 2023-present. Mathematical models of tissue growth in constrained geometries.
  3. Mr Yihan Liu. Doctor of Philosophy. 2022-present. Mathematical modelling and statistical inference for 4D tumour spheroid models.
  4. Dr Yifei Li. Doctor of Philosophy. 2018-2022. The role of nonlinear diffusion in mathematical biology. After graduation Yifei commenced working as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harbin Institute of Technology.
  5. Dr Maud El-Hachem. Doctor of Philosophy. 2018-2021. Mathematical models of biological invasion. Maud recieved the 2021 AustMS WIMSIG Maryam Mirzakhani Award. After graduation Maud took up a position as a research fellow in Biological Mathematics at CSIRO.
  6. Dr Jesse Sharp. Doctor of Philosophy. 2018-2021. Numerical methods for optimal control and parameter estimation in the life sciences. After graduation Jesse commenced working as a postdoctoral research fellow jointly with the Australian Institute of Marine Science and QUT.
  7. Dr Ryan Murphy. Doctor of Philosophy. 2018-2021. Mechanochemical and experimental models in mathematical biology. After graduation Ryan continued working at QUT as a postdoctoral research fellow.
  8. Dr Alexander (Alex) Browning. Doctor of Philosophy. 2018-2021. Model complexity in biology and bioengineering. Alex won an outstanding thesis award, meaning that his thesis was ranked in the top 5% of QUT PhD theses in 2022. After graduation Alex continued working at QUT as a postdoctoral research fellow.
  9. Dr Anudeep Surendran. Doctor of Philosophy. 2017-2020. Stochastic and continuum descriptions of population dynamics with spatial structure. After graduation Anudeep took up a position as a research fellow at the University of Montreal.
  10. Dr Sean Vittadello. Doctor of Philosophy. 2016-2020. Mathematical models for cell migration and proliferation informed by visualisation of the cell cycle. After graduation Sean took up a position as a research fellow at the University of Melbourne.
  11. Dr David Warne. Doctor of Philosophy. 2015-2019. Computational inference in mathematical biology: methodological developments and applications. David won an outstanding thesis award, meaning that his thesis was ranked in the top 5% of QUT PhD theses in 2020. After graduation David took up a position as a research fellow at QUT.
  12. Dr Oleksii (Alex) Matsiaka. Doctor of Philosophy. 2015-2019. New mathematical models for cell biology assays incorporating realistic cell size dynamics. After graduation Alex took up a position as a research fellow at the University of Queensland.
  13. Dr Parvathi Haridas. Doctor of Philosophy. 2014-2017. In vitro characterisation of melanoma progression in a melanoma skin equivalent model. After graduation Parvathi took up a position as a research scientist at Envoi Pathology.
  14. Dr Wang Jin. Doctor of Philosophy. 2014-2017. Investigating the reproducibility of in vitro cell biology assays using mathematical models. Jin won an outstanding thesis award, meaning that his thesis was ranked in the top 5% of QUT PhD theses in 2017. After graduation Jin took up a position as a research fellow at QUT.
  15. Dr Stuart Johnston. Doctor of Philosophy. 2013-2017. Mathematical models for quantifying collective cell behaviour. After graduation Stuart took up a position as a research fellow at the University of Melbourne where he was supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Award.
  16. Dr Adam Ellery. Doctor of Philosophy. 2013-2016. Modelling transport through biological environments that contain obstacles. After graduation Adam took up a position as a computational scientist at the University of Queensland.
  17. Dr Katrina Treloar. Doctor of Philosophy. 2012-2015. Mathematical models for collective cell spreading. After graduation Katrina took up a position at Suncorp bank.

Master of Philosophy

  1. Ms Shannon Walker. Master of Philosophy. 2023-present. Identifiability analysis for mathematical models of partially saturated flow.
  2. Mr Daniel VandenHeuvel. Master of Philosophy. 2022-2023. New mathematical and statistical methods for tissue engineering. After graduation Daniel commenced a PhD at Imperial College London.
  3. Mr Luke Filippini. Master of Philosophy. 2022-2023. Surrogate models for diffusive transport in radially-symmetric media. After graduation Luke commenced a PhD at QUT.
  4. Mr Jonah Klowss. Master of Philosophy. 2020-2021. A stochastic mathematical model of 4D tumour spheroids with real-time fluorescent cell cycle labelling. After graduation Jonah commenced a PhD at the University of St Andrews.
  5. Mr Michael Carr. Master of Philosophy. 2020-2021. Estimating parameters of a stochastic cell invasion model with fluorescent cell cycle labelling using Approximate Bayesian Computation. After graduation Michael took up a position as a data analyst with RACQ.
  6. Ms Tamara Tambyah. Master of Philosophy. 2019-2020. A novel free boundary mathematical model of epithelial tissues with mechanobiological coupling. After graduation Tamara took up a position with the Department of Defence Science and Technology and commenced a PhD at Monash University.
  7. Ms Solene Hegarty-Cramer. Master of Philosophy. 2019-2020. Spatial control and cell guidance in evolving biological tissues. After graduation Solene took up a position at Boeing.
  8. Mr Sean McInerney. Master of Philosophy. 2017-2018. Parameterising continuum models of heat transfer in heterogeneous living skin using experimental data. After graduation Sean enrolled in a Master of Education degree to pursue a teaching career.
  9. Mr Alex Browning. Master of Philosophy. 2016-2017. Stochastic mathematical models of cell proliferation assays. After graduation Alex took up a position as a research assistant at Queensland University of Technology.