Dr Natalie Douglas

Research Interests

  • Data Assimilation - Looking at parameter sensitivities in the TRIFFID/JULES model of the carbon cycle. Working with Prof. Ian Roulstone and Dr. Sylvain Delahaies.
  • Statistics - looking at correlations between campylobacter levels and trace elements in samples of broiler.

Teaching

MATM045 - Advanced Techniques in Mathematics 

This module introduces a selection of mathematical techniques which are applicable in a wide range of scientific applications: Calculus of Variations, Orthogonal Function Expansions, Integral Transforms and Asymptotic Methods. On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  1. ​Use the method of Calculus of variations to find extremals of integrals with constraints.
  2. Successfully identify and form expansions of functions using orthogonal functions such as Chebyshev polynomials.
  3. Recognise which integral transform is appropriate to solve ODEs and PDEs and evaluate both the transform and inverse transforms using contour integration where necessary.
  4. Successfully identify and express solutions to algebraic and ordinary differential equations which contain a small parameter in the form of asymptotic solutions. Included in this will be determining where in the domain boundary-layers exist and solve problems involving multiple time scales.

Other responsibilities

  • Personal tutor - Natalie looks after and is personal tutor to approximately 50 mathematics students.
  • StudyWell - Natalie is only part-time at the University and spends a great deal of her time teaching Maths privately outside of the University. Natalie also runs A-Level Maths and Further Maths drop-in sessions and revision courses. Find out more at http://www.StudyWell.com.

Contact Me

E-mail:
Phone: 01483 68 2632

Find me on campus
Room: 14 AA 04

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