Stephen Payne is a Professor of Engineering Science, working in Biomedical Engineering. He is also Fellow and Tutor, and Director of Studies, in Engineering Science at Keble and currently the college Sub-Warden and Deputy Bursar.

His research interests lie in cerebral blood flow and metabolism, with a particular emphasis on multi-scale models and the control of cerebral blood flow. These are closely related to a number of clinical diseases, including stroke and dementia, and he has many clinical and industrial collaborations around the world. He is the author of 3 books and over 90 journal papers, and has supervised 24 DPhil students to successful completion. His research group is based at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (winner of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2015). At Keble he teaches the core first and second year mathematics papers, and in the Department lectures on a range of topics, primarily engineering mathematics and biomedical engineering options.