I am the Director of Teaching in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St. Andrews and I am passionate about my teaching. I regularly update and revise my courses delivered in the UK and in Africa. and I currently teach two courses at Masters level (Level 5) and regularly deliver workshops in St. Andrews and abroad.
University-based Teaching (see more)
Recent Publications (see more)
The social context of individual foraging behaviour in long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas)
Marine Scotland (Scottish Government)
Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
Department of Trade and Industry
Scottish Hydro and Electric Power Distribution Plc.
European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)
Scottish Natutral Heritage (SNH)
Research (see more)
My research is largely concerned with the development of methods for data collected over space and time. In particular I am interested in methods that
permit the identification of spatially explicit change and methods which adequately capture nonlinearites on a variety of spatial scales, while accounting for the temporal elements of the data.
My work primarily finds application in the marine renewables sector and is concerned with environmental impact assessment.
I am regularly involved in several projects for external agencies. Most frequently I am commissioned for my advice, analysis and peer review. Some of these agencies include:
Scottish Natural Heritage
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Scottish Hydro Electric plc.
Department of Trade and Industry (Scotland).