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Dr Giles Richardson 

Reader in Applied Mathematics

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Dr Giles Richardson is a Reader within Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton.


Reader in Applied Mathematics

BSc. (Mathematics)

MSc. (Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis)

D.Phil (Mathematics)


Previous Positions

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, Nottingham

Leverhulme Research Fellow, Mathematical Sciences, Nottingham

E.U. Research Fellow L.P.S., Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris

Koret Research Fellow, Technion

Research Fellow, CMAIA, Sussex

Research interests

My research interests lie in the development and analysis of mathematical models of physical and biological systems. Recently I have become particularly interested in electrochemistry and semiconductor physics. These fields not only have mathematical similarities but also have a wide range of applications ranging from solar cell and battery design to the propagation of electrical signals in the heart and nervous system. My other current research interests include population ecology, the lymphatic system and the elastic behaviour of biological membranes.

I would be keen to hear from any student who might be considering a PhD. in any of the areas mentioned above.


Research group

Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Affiliate research groups

Computational Applied Mathematics, Mathematics in Biology and Medicine

Research project(s)

Asymptotic Methods

Computational Human Sciences

Computational Multiscale Modelling

Evolutionary Biology and Ecology

Physiology and Medicine

Stochastic Processes in Biology

Mathematical Modelling

Mathematical Electrochemistry

Modelling the Lymphatic System

The Role of Arterial Pulsations in Perivascular Drainage and its Implications for Alzheimer's Disease

Perivascular drainage is an important process for the elimination of metabolic solutes from the brain. The failure of this process has important medical implications and the subsequent accumulation of the protein Aβ leads to the development of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). This project aims at resolving the driving forces for perivascular drainage via modelling techniques in order to inspire novel medication that might help reduce the impact of AD.

  • Supervision or joint supervision of 3 PhD. students
  • Postgraduate Research Coordinator; Employability
  • Employability; Team leader for Southampton's contribution to the New and Sustainable Photovoltaics (EPSRC CDT).
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Book Chapter


MATH6149 - Modelling with Diff Equations

MATH2047 - Mathematics for Electronics & Electrical Engineering Part II

Dr Giles Richardson
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