I am a professor in the
of Heriot-Watt University.
I have been here since 1990 and became a reader in 1996, and then a
professor in 2009.
Before that I worked on a succession of short term contracts in a random
sequence of British Universities.
Between 2012-2015 I had the misfortune to be Head of Department in the Heriot-Watt Department of Mathematics, but I have now been promoted back to being a research mathematician.
Interests other than maths include walking up mountains
(UK and Europe mainly).
In summer, on the occasions when the sun shines, I go and
dangle from ropes on vertical rock faces wishing I had real muscles
rather than the mathematician's variety
(see here for some photos).