Research Training

Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Fellow

  1. Mr Nizhum Rahman. Postdoctoral research fellow. 2021-present, supported by an ARC Discovery project grant.
  2. Dr Ryan Murphy. Postdoctoral research fellow. 2021-present, supported by an ARC Discovery project grant.
  3. Dr Alex Browning. Postdoctoral research fellow. 2021-2022, supported by an ARC Discovery project grant. After this position Alex secured a prestigious Hooke Research Fellowship at the Mathematical Institute - University of Oxford.
  4. Dr Alex Tam. Postdoctoral research fellow. 2021-2022, supported by a QUT Edge Grant. After this position Alex secured a tenure track position in Mathematical sciences at University of South Australia.
  5. Dr David Warne. Postdoctoral research fellow. 2020-2021. After this position David took up a position in the QUT Centre for Data Science.
  6. Dr Nabil Fadai. Postdoctoral research fellow. 2018-2020. After this position Nabil secured a tenure track position in Mathematical sciences at the Univeristy of Nottingham.
  7. Dr Tarunendu Mapder. Postdoctoral research fellow. 2018-2020. After this position Tarunendu commenced a postdoctoral research position at Indiana University.
  8. Dr Wang Jin. Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow. 2018-2021. After this position Jin commenced a postdoctoral research position at the University of New South Wales.
  9. Mr Alex Browning. Research assistant. 2017-2017. After this position Alex commenced a PhD at QUT.
  10. Dr Wang Jin. Research assistant. 2017-2018. After this position Jin commenced as a Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow at QUT.
  11. Dr Catherine Penington. Postdoctoral research fellow. 2015-2017. After this position Catherine secured a tenure track position in Mathematical sciences at Macquarie University.
  12. Dr Parvathi Haridas. Research assistant 2012-2014. After this position Parvathi commenced a PhD at QUT.

Doctor of Philosophy

  1. Mr Yihan Liu. Doctor of Philosophy. 2021-present. New mathematical modelling and statistical inference for 4D tumour spheroid models.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Dr Alexander (Alex) Browning. Doctor of Philosophy. 2018-2021. Model complexity in biology and bioengineering. After graduation Alex continued working at QUT as a postdoctoral research fellow.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Dr David Warne. Doctor of Philosophy. 2015-2019. Computational inference in mathematical biology: methodological developments and applications. David won an outsanding thesis award. This means that his thesis was ranked in the top 5% QUT PhD theses in 2020. After graduation David took up a position as a research fellow at Queensland University of Technology.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 laboratory scientist at Envoi Pathology.
  12. Dr Wang Jin. Doctor of Philosophy. 2014-2017. Investigating the reproducibility of in vitro cell biology assays using mathematical models. Jin won an outsanding thesis award. This means that this thesis was ranked in the top 5% QUT PhD theses in 2017. After graduation Jin took up a position as a research fellow at Queensland University of Technology.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Queensland.
  15. 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. 2022-present. Identifiability analysis for mathematical models of partially saturated flow.
  2. Mr Luke Filippini. Master of Philosophy. 2022-present. Reduced-order models for diffusive transport in heterogeneous media.
  3. Mr Daniel VandenHeuvel. Master of Philosophy. 2022-present. Equation learning methods for understanding biological tissue growth in 3D-printed scaffolds.
  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.