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Careers Event 7th June 2019: Academic Panel

01 Jan 70
Nick Freeman, Lecturer in Applied Probability, University of Sheffield
My D.Phil. was with Profs Alison Etheridge & Ben Hambly in Oxford. I then become a postdoctoral fellow in Bristol for three years, before taking up a lectureship at Sheffield in 2015. My research interests are in probability, particularly random geometry and population models. (website:
Heather Harrington, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
Dr Heather Harrington’s research focuses on the problem of reconciling models and data by extracting information about the structure of models and the shape of data. To develop these methods, Dr Harrington integrates techniques from a variety of disciplines such as computational algebraic geometry and computational topology, statistics, optimization, network theory, and systems biology.
Dr Heather Harrington obtained her PhD in Mathematics in October 2010 at Imperial College London, UK under the supervision of  Jaroslav Stark and Dorothy Buck. She stayed at  Imperial College London, UK as a postdoc in Theoretical Systems Biology group (2010-2013) before moving to Oxford’s Mathematical Institute on a research fellowship. Heather Harrington currently is a Royal Society University Research Fellow (2017-2022). In 2018, Harrington was awarded the London Mathematical Society Whitehead Prize `for her outstanding contributions to mathematical biology which have generated new biological insights using novel applications of topological and algebraic techniques’ and earlier this year Harrington was awarded the Adams Prize in the Mathematics of Networks for her work ‘adapting ideas from areas such as algebraic geometry and algebraic topology and applied them in a novel way to real world problems, with particular emphasis on those arising in biology. Her broad work ranges from the mathematics of biological networks to detailed empirical studies.’
Steve Muirhead, Queen Mary University of London
Stephen Muirhead is Lecturer in Mathematics at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), working in the field of probability. Previously he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at King’s College London and before that a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford. Stephen received a PhD from University College London in 2016.
Dominic Yeo, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford