I am a Professor of Mathematics, a Member of the Centre for Sports Business, Chair of the Research, Enterprise and Engagement Ethics Approval Panel and a Member of the School Ethics Committee. I deliver lectures, seminars and guided study for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and have experience as visiting professor, external examiner, reviewer, editor, referee, research committee member, academic investigator, research convener, doctoral supervisor, programme leader, module leader, internal examiner, industrial placements tutor and admissions tutor.
My main research area is mathematics in sport. Original developments include hybrid intensity models, generic handicapping systems, new randomness tests and an optimal dartboard, with contributions to multivariate analysis, stochastic processes, Bayesian inference, reliability and healthcare. Impact includes improvements to arterial disease diagnosis, dengue disease mapping, national lottery regulation, preventive maintenance scheduling, Paralympic sports analysis, vehicle inspection centres, trauma hospital performance and badminton scoring systems.
I hold honorary positions for the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications as Chair of the Mathematics Today Editorial Board, Chair of the Conferences Committee, a Member of the Finance Committee and a Member of the North West Branch Committee, having previously served as a Member of Council and Chair of the NWB Committee. I am also a Member of the Mathematical Methods in Reliability Joint Research Group with colleagues from Durham, Strathclyde and Brunel Universities, and previously served as Chair of the General Applications Section of the Royal Statistical Society.
Project collaborators include the National Health Service, Trauma Audit and Research Network, National Lottery Commission, Detectronic, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, International Paralympic Committee, Magnetic Resonance and Image Analysis Research Centre, Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering, Malaysian Ministry of Transport, Malaysian Ministry of Health, Winmau, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, and various academics, surgeons and lawyers.
I have organised research conferences, hosted visits and workshops, presented academic seminars and public lectures, published 75 refereed articles, received 27 grants, supervised 2 postdoctoral researchers and graduated 13 research students. I would be interested in supervising self-funding PhD students for mathematical modelling and statistical analysis in sports and games, if they have original ideas or access to novel data sets.