I originally come from the town of
where I lived until I was 18.
(Though I was actually born in the neighbouring town of
Neath in 1961.)
From 1979-1983, I studied mathematics at the
University of Cambridge.
In 1983, I moved to
University of Warwick
to study for a PhD under the supervision of
I then moved through a series of postdoctoral positions at the
Institute of Advanced Study Princeton,
back to the
University of Warwick,
Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques
at Bures-sur-Yvette, the
University of Melbourne, and the
University of Aberdeen.
My first permanent positition was at
University of Southampton,
where I was based from 1992 until 2007.
On 1st July 2007, I moved back to the
University of Warwick.
During my time in Southampton, I was a guest of various
other institutions, in particular, the Universities of
Tokyo Institute of Technology,
Centre de Recerca Matematica in Barcelona,
Max-Planck Institut in Bonn,
Centre Bernoulli in
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut in
Oberwolfach and the
Altogether, my travels have taken me to a number of different