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Dr Neil Evans

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Dr Neil Evans


Neil dot Evans at warwick dot ac dot uk
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Neil Evans trained in Mathematics in the Warwick Mathematics Institute, obtaining a PhD in the nonlinear control of infinite dimensional systems (1999). He was appointed to the academic staff of the School of Engineering in 2003 and is a Reader in the Systems and Information Stream, where he has teaching responsibilities in Biomechanics (ES2C1/ES3H4/ES97E) and Biomedical Systems Modelling (ES4A4). He is a member of the Biomedical and Biological Engineering and (associate) Systems Modelling and Control research groups, and the Biomedical Engineering Institute.

Neil is a member of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Technical Committee on Biological and Medical Systems (8.2). He has worked closely with industry and hospital-based groups.

Research Interests

Neil's research is concerned with the systems modelling and control of pharmacological, biomedical and biomechanical processes, with an emphasis on model selection and validation. He has particular expertise in structural identifiability analysis, which addresses the key problem of determining whether the parameters of a postulated mathematical model can be estimated uniquely if perfect data were available. Such analysis is an important prerequisite for parameter estimation and experiment design.

  • Systems Pharmacology
    • Applying mathematical modelling to assist in research & development of new & existing pharmaceuticals
    • Optimal dosing
  • Biomedical systems modelling
    • Modelling of tumour growth; use of modelling in xenograft studies to inform drug development
    • Modelling of immune system dynamics; particularly in cancer (e.g., multiple myeloma) and kidney transplantation
  • Application of Biomechanics
    • Mobility and balance in disease and aging
    • Optimal design of orthoses and prostheses
    • Control systems (e.g., visuomotor control - "stick balancing")

Teaching Interests

  • Biomechanics
    • ES2C1 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics Lecturer
    • ES3H4 / ES97E Biomechanics: Module Leader
  • Biomedical Systems Modelling
    • ES4A4 Biomedical Systems Modelling: Module Leader

Selected Publications

Projects and Grants

Title Funder Award start Award end
Analyses to Improve Efficiency in Oncology Clinical Drug Development AstraZeneca 01 Oct 2020 31 Mar 2024
A sensorimotor PROsthesis for the upper LIMB (PROLIMB) EPSRC 01 Dec 2020 30 Nov 2023
Analysis of Data from RTI Subjects Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 02 Mar 2020 30 Nov 2020
Structural Identifiability and Indistinguishability Analysis as Tools for Quantitative and Systems Toxicology National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research 01 Jan 2013 21 Apr 2016
Mathematics for Engineering Summer Schools EPSRC 01 Feb 2009 31 Oct 2009
Indistinguishability for model discrimination in systems biology: A feasability study applied to bacterial peptidoglycan biosynthesis EPSRC 01 May 2007 30 Sep 2009
TIME EXTENSION ONLY - Indistinguishability Analysis for Model Discrimination in Systems Biology: A Feasibility Study Applied to Bacterial Peptidoglycan Biosynthesis EPSRC 01 May 2009 31 Jul 2009
Indistinguishability Analysis for Model Discrimination in Systems Biology: A Feasibility Study Applied to Bacterial Peptidoglycan Biosynthesis EPSRC 01 Apr 2007 31 Mar 2009
Mathematics for Engineers Summer Schools - Mathematics for Biomedical Engineering EPSRC 01 Oct 2006 30 Sep 2007