|If you found this page from our
departmental website, you will have noticed that my
title these days is 'emeritus professor'. This, of
course, is Latin for retired expert. But in a university
it means that I have retired at least from full time
teaching but I'm still active to some extent in my old
I get a fair bit of mail from prospective PhD students. Unfortunately, the great majority do not read my web pages and seem to be largely ignorant of where my interests lie. I retired, officially, in 2011 and the last of my PhD students completed in 2018. Over 45 years of university teaching, I accepted a great many graduates whose ideas, while interesting, were not relevant to my main interests. Now I am more picky.
So if you think you would like to do a PhD with me as supervisor ...