I'm a mathematician working at the University of Leeds.

Academic qualifications



I have three books available:

  • How to Think Like A Mathematician, 2009.
  • Variational Problems in Differential Geometry, London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, edited by Roger Bielawski, Kevin Houston, Martin Speight, 2011.
  • Real and Complex Singularities, edited by Victor Goryunov, Kevin Houston, Roberta Wik-Atique, 20012.
Details can be found on my books page.

Recent and current activity

Currently I am

I'm also doing the usual academic tasks of writing papers, reviews, grant applications, etc.

Previous activity

I have been

  • an external examiner for Oxford Brookes University (2010 -- 2014),
  • an external examiner for the Open University (2012 -- 2014),
  • a Holgate lecturer for the LMS.

Media experience

I have appeared on

and have been interviewed by the Guardian, the Times and BBC online, as well as contributing a blog post to Times online.