Martyn Parker

Title: Maths Teaching Fellow
Phone: 01782 733261
Email: m.j.parker@keele.ac.uk
Location: MacKay Building Room 2.18
Role: School Director of Learning and Teaching, Second Year Tutor Team, EC Panel, Timetabling.
Contacting me: Either come to my office or e-mail me for a meeting.

My research background is equivariant dynamical systems. This field studies how geometric considerations restrict and influence the behaviour of physical systems. In more mathematical terms, I consider how algebraic structures, like groups and more general groupoids, can be used to study differential equations! These techniques have applications in many different physical sciences; for example, it helps us understand different animal gaits (basically, how animals move around) in biology.
 
I have extensive teaching experience and spend considerable time on the transition from School to University mathematics. I received an HE STEM grant to examine these transitions, and the outcomes resulted in several new Keele mathematics modules. I work with the Further Mathematics Support Programme to provide professional development for teachers across the country, talking at outreach events across the country and provided tuition to A-level mathematics and further mathematics students. I enjoy showing people how mathematics helps us understand the world and hopefully changing their perceptions of the subject.
 
I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), a Fellow of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (FIMA) and a member of Mathematics in Education and Industry. I am an external consultant for the International Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY) providing support and resources for young people the world over.

Selected Publications

  • Parker MJ and STEWART I. 2008. A New Mechanism for Intermittency in Rings of Cells. Internat. J. Bif. Chaos., vol. 18(3), 675-687. doi>
  • Parker MJ, STEWART IN, GOMES MGM. 2008. Examples of Forced Symmetry-breaking to Homoclinic Cycles in Three-dimensional Euclidean-invariant Systems. Internat. J. Bif. Chaos, vol. 18(1), 83-107. doi>
  • Parker MJ, STEWART IN, GOMES MGM. 2008. Partial Classification of Heteroclinic Behaviour Associated with the Perturbation of Hexagonal Planforms. Dyn. Sys., vol. 23(2), 137-162. doi>
  • Parker MJ and STEWART I. 2008. Periodic Dynamics of Coupled Cell Networks II: Cyclic Symmetry. Dyn. Sys., vol. 23(1), 17-41. doi>
  • Parker MJ and STEWART I. 2007. Periodic Dynamics of Coupled Cell Networks I: Rigid Patterns of Synchrony and Phase Relations. Dyn. Sys., vol. 22(4), 389-450. doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Parker MJ, Gomes MGM, Stewart IN. 2009. EXAMPLES OF FORCED SYMMETRY-BREAKING TO HETEROCLINIC CYCLES AND NETWORKS IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL EUCLIDEAN-INVARIANT SYSTEMS. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIFURCATION AND CHAOS, vol. 19(5), 1655-1678. link> doi>
  • Parker MJ and STEWART I. 2008. A New Mechanism for Intermittency in Rings of Cells. Internat. J. Bif. Chaos., vol. 18(3), 675-687. doi>
  • Parker MJ, STEWART IN, GOMES MGM. 2008. Examples of Forced Symmetry-breaking to Homoclinic Cycles in Three-dimensional Euclidean-invariant Systems. Internat. J. Bif. Chaos, vol. 18(1), 83-107. doi>
  • Parker MJ, STEWART IN, GOMES MGM. 2008. Partial Classification of Heteroclinic Behaviour Associated with the Perturbation of Hexagonal Planforms. Dyn. Sys., vol. 23(2), 137-162. doi>
  • Parker MJ and STEWART I. 2008. Periodic Dynamics of Coupled Cell Networks II: Cyclic Symmetry. Dyn. Sys., vol. 23(1), 17-41. doi>
  • Parker MJ and STEWART I. 2007. Periodic Dynamics of Coupled Cell Networks I: Rigid Patterns of Synchrony and Phase Relations. Dyn. Sys., vol. 22(4), 389-450. doi>
  • Parker MJ, Stewart IN, GOMES MGM. 2006. Forced Symmetry-breaking of Square Lattice Planforms. J. Dynam. Differential Equations, vol. 18(1), 223-255. doi>

MAT-10042: Applicable Mathematics
MAT-10044: Investigations and Problem Solving
MAT-30023: Mathematical Biology
MAT-40010 Symmetric Differential Equations

Second Year Tutor Team
Study Abroad Tutor
ECs Panel
Timetabling