Natalie did her undergraduate degree in Maths at the University of Surrey before completing her PhD in Fluid Dynamics also at Surrey. She is currently a teaching fellow in the Department of Mathematics, teaching the ‘Advanced Techniques in Mathematics’ module for Masters-level students.
She is a personal tutor for approximately 50 mathematics students, and also teaches Maths in a private capacity outside of the University. Her research interests include data assimilation in collaboration with Professor Ian Roulstone and Dr Sylvain Delahaies and mini-projects in statistics.
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.
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:
Use the method of Calculus of variations to find extremals of integrals with constraints.
Successfully identify and form expansions of functions using orthogonal functions such as Chebyshev polynomials.
Recognise which integral transform is appropriate to solve ODEs and PDEs and evaluate both the transform and inverse transforms using contour integration where necessary.
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.
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.