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I completed my PhD in mathematics at UC Berkeley in 2003, under the supervision of Rob Kirby, after first completing my BSc (Hons) and MSc with Mike Steel at the University of Canterbury. I worked at UC Davis for three years before returning to New Zealand in 2007 to my present position at Massey.
I was a member of the 1990 and 1991 New Zealand International Mathematical Olympiad teams, and since returning to New Zealand I have become involved in the New Zealand Mathematical Olympiad programme. During 2010-2015 I served as the team leader, attending the 2010-2015 IMOs in Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Argentina, Colombia, South Africa and Thailand in this role.
My primary research interests are in combinatorial topology, knot theory, and combinatorics. I also do some work in the area of mathematical biology.
Field of research codes
Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics (excl. Physical Combinatorics) (010104): Group Theory and Generalisations (010105): Mathematical Sciences (010000): Pure Mathematics (010100): Topology (010112)