- Primary position:
- Emeritus Professor
After obtaining an MA and DPhil from the University of Oxford, I have been employed at the University of Southampton since 1971, and a Professor of Mathematics since 2000. My research interests are mainly in Group Theory and its applications to areas such as Combinatorics, Galois Theory, Geometry and Topology. Current research projects involve dessins d'enfants and Beauville surfaces. I have published about 90 papers and have co-authored three textbooks, on Complex Functions (with David Singerman), and on Elementary Number Theory and Information and Coding Theory (both with Mary Jones). I am currently working on textbooks on dessins d'enfants and the theory of algorithms. I have supervised about a dozen PhD students.
Administrative responsibilities have included periods as Head of the Pure Mathematics Group and as MMath and Single Honours Mathematics programme coordinator. I retired in 2011, and since then I have continued my research as an Emeritus Professor.
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
Group theory, and its applications to geometry, topology, combinatorics and Galois theory
Primary research group: Pure Mathematics