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The Department of Mathematics is a lively and friendly place with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.

Academic staff are active in pioneering research which is making an impressive impact on the world stage. This strong research culture influences our curriculum, helping students to keep in touch with the latest developments in the field. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) 96% of the department's research output was judged as world-leading and internationally excellent. This underlines the quality of our research contribution to society and the economy.

The department has around 20 academic members of staff who teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and do research in a number of areas in pure, applied and applicable mathematics, probability and statistics, quantum dynamics and information security.

We provide a supportive learning environment and staff are always ready to give help and advice, with a personal adviser system and generous office hours.


We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity for all. Check out the webpage of our Equality and Diversity Committee.

We can be found in the Bedford building and at the McCrea Building on the Egham Campus. For directions, and a downloadable map, see here.

For general enquiries, a departmental brochure, or further information related to our courses, please contact our departmental office:

School of Engineering, Physical and Mathematical Sciences                                                                                                                                      

Royal Holloway
University of London
TW20 0EX

Telephone: 01784 276881



Departmental Staff Directory:

Professor Koenraad Audenaert

Professor of Applied Mathematics

McCrea 0-14 +44 (0)1784 276272
Dr Yiftach Barnea Reader in Pure Mathematics McCrea 0-24 +44 (0)1784 414689
Professor Simon Blackburn Professor of Pure Mathematics McCrea 0-28 +44 (0)1784 443422
Professor Jens Bolte Professor of Applied Mathematics McCrea 0-09 +44 (0)1784 276269
Professor Rainer Dietmann Professor of Pure Mathematics McCrea 0-27 +44 (0)1784 276582
Professor Stefanie Gerke Professor of Pure Mathematics McCrea 0-20 +44 (0)1784 276225
Dr Alastair Kay Reader in Applied Mathematics McCrea 0-30 +44 (0)1784 276272
Dr Alexey Koloydenko Senior Lecturer in Statistics McCrea 0-29 +44 (0)1784 276421 
Professor James McKee Professor of Pure Mathematics McCrea 0-23 +44 (0)1784 443670
Professor Iain Moffatt Professor of Pure Mathematics, Head of Department McCrea 0-11 +44 (0)1784 443081
Professor Francisca Mota-Furtado Professor of Applied Mathematics McCrea 0-17 +44 (0)1784 443096
Dr Siaw-Lynn Ng Senior Lecturer Bedford  2-30 +44 (0)1784 414397
Professor Brita Nucinkis Professor of Pure Mathematics McCrea 0-22 +44 (0)1784 414986
Professor Pat O’Mahony Professor of Applied Mathematics McCrea 0-19 +44 (0)1784 443088
Professor Ruediger Schack Professor of Mathematics McCrea 0-31 +44 (0)1784 443097
Dr Teo Sharia Senior Lecturer in Statistics McCrea 0-12 +44 (0)1784 414331
Dr Vadim Shcherbakov Lecturer in Statistics McCrea 0-26 +44 (0)1784 276528
Dr Martin Widmer Reader in Pure Mathematics McCrea 0-13 +44 (0)1784 414983
Professor Mark Wildon Professor of Pure Mathematics McCrea 0-25 +44 (0)1784 414021


Dr Christine Davies Visiting Senior Lecturer McCrea 0-18 +44 (0)1784 443095
Professor John Essam Professor Emeritus McCrea 0-18  
Dr Christine Farmer Visiting Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics McCrea 0-18 +44 (0)1784 443083
Dr Eira Scourfield Honorary Research Associate McCrea 0-18 +44 (0)1784 443671
Dr David Yates Lecturer in Pure Mathematics (retired) McCrea 0-18 +44 (0)1784 443078

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