Current Research Group

Research Assistants

• Dr David Foster    (Leverhulme Programme Grant)

• Dr Alexander Taylor    (Leverhulme Programme Grant); previously PhD student, thesis “Analysis of Quantised Vortex Tangle,” published by Springer


Graduate Students

Keith Alexander   (jointly supervised with Dr Simon Hanna)

Benjamin Bode (jointly supervised with Prof Jonathan Robbins)

Elena Boniolo   (jointly supervised with Dr Simon Hanna and Dr Annela Seddon)

• Alexander Houston   (jointly supervised with Dr Martin Gradhand)

Danica Sugic

Teuntje Tijssen



• Mrs Emma Creasey  (administrator, Leverhulme Programme Grant)


Former Group Members

• Dr Jo Hutchinson (teaching assistant, 2014-15)

• Lucy Purnell (2013-15)

• Dr James Ring (PhD student 2009-2013, thesis “Incomplete Catastrophes and Paraxial Beams“)

• Dr Jari Lindberg (postdoc on EPSRC Basic technology grant, 2008-2012)

• Dr Jörg Götte (Newton Research Fellow, 2009-11)

• Dr Anna Khoroshun (visiting academic from East Ukrainian State University, Lugansk, Ukraine, 2011-12)

• Dr Brina Crnko (visiting PhD student from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2010-2012, thesis “Geometry of selected soft matter systems“)

• Dr Robert King (PhD student 2006-2011, thesis “Knotting of Optical Vortices“)