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Mr. Christopher Oldnall

  • Postgraduate Student

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Research Interests

Causal inference in population genomics Statistical modelling for public health Stochastic processes in biology Soft matter in physical and biological processes

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Biographical Statement

To summarise myself, the following comes to mind: enthusiastic and passionate PhD mathematics student. Having begun my PhD in Mathematical Modelling, Analysis and Computation on the MAC-MIGS CDT (a programme jointly coordinated by The University of Edinburgh and Herriot-Watt University), I am looking to broaden my horizons in terms of mathematical topics and knowledge - particularly in the field of Mathematical Biology.

I strongly believe that the formal structure of the study of mathematics is reflective of my overall personality being a person who is inherently organised in my thinking and extremely rigorous in my approach to work.

I also consider myself to be a caring person, very focussed on the needs of others, as shown by my commitment to volunteering and work with a local charity in Liverpool and with a student led Street Angels project ‘NightSafe’ in York. I have used this passion for helping others as way to develop a range of interpersonal skills such as team working, planning and project management. When not researching, I enjoy teaching and coordinating youth programmes. Most recently this has involved work with NCS Learn by Design.

Year of Matriculation



Dr. Sjoerd Beentjes, Dr. Andrew Bretherick, Prof. Dugald Duncan (HW)


MMath The University of York (2021)