Helen Byrne is a Fellow, Tutor and Director of Studies in Mathematics at Keble, and a Professor of Mathematical Biology and Associate Head in the Mathematical Institute. She is also Director of Equality and Diversity for the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division.
Her research is focused on the development and analysis of mathematical and computational models of biological systems, with particular application to the growth and response to treatment of solid tumours, wound healing, stem cells and regenerative medicine. She is the author of more than 200 journal publications and, to date, has supervised more than 40 graduate students to the successful completion of the PhDs, and a similar number of postdoctoral researchers. In 2018, she received the Leah Edelstein-Keshet Award from the Society for Mathematical Biology, in recognition of her outstanding scientific achievements and her record of active leadership in mentoring scientific careers. Her research group is based in the Mathematical Institute’s Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology.
At Keble, Professor Byrne teaches the core first and second year courses in applied mathematics; in the Mathematical Institute, she lectures on a range of topics that include Multivariable Calculus, Applied Partial Differential Equations and Further Mathematical Biology.