Helen Byrne is a Professorial Fellow in Mathematics at Keble, and a Professor of Mathematical Biology in the Mathematical Institute.

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 (SMB), in recognition of her outstanding scientific achievements and her record of active leadership in mentoring scientific careers. In 2021 she was made an SMB Fellow in recognition of her distinguished contributions to Mathematical Biology. Her research group is based in the Mathematical Institute’s Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology.

At Keble, Professor Byrne is a Professorial Fellow and a member of Academic Research Committee.