Research overview

For a list of current and past research topics see Research. Publications by topic:

Associate Editor on the Board of the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems (2010-now).

Current maintainer and contributor to open-source software DDE-BIFTOOL.
Download from Sourceforge.

Current and former PhD Students

  • Paul D. Ritchie started 2013, graduated 2016: Noise- and rate-induced tipping
  • Courtney Quinn started 2015, graduated 2019: Delay effects and critical transitions in climate models, part of the EU Innovative Training Network CRITICS
  • Robert E. Carroll started 2018: Exploring instability in complex systems
  • Asim Alawfi started 2020: Applications of delay differential equations
  • co-supervising Zhi Zhang, started 2017, main supervisor Yang Liu
  • co-supervising Thoraya Alharti, started 2018, main supervisor Peter Ashwin
  • co-supervising Gaby Wang, started 2019, main supervisor Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova

Guest Editor for Theme Issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series A on Influence of Nonlinearity and Randomness in Climate Prediction, (Link to Preprint collection).

Other material: Conference Proceedings etc (talk).

Acknowledgment of public support
My research has been supported by the following grants of RCUK and EU.

  • EU Project TiPES, Tipping Points in the Earth System (European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 820970)
  • EPSRC Grant EP/J010820/1 Control-based bifurcation analysis for experiments (2012-2014)
  • EU Innovative Training Network CRITICS (European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement number 643073, 2015-2018)
  • EPSRC Fellowship EP/N023544/1 Exploring instability in complex systems - simulations in no-man's land (2017-2021)


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