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Alice Hodson


I am a second year PhD student on the MASDOC programme at the University of Warwick. I am currently researching the virtual element method supervised by Andreas Dedner. I completed an MMath in Mathematics at the University of Bath in 2018.

Research Interests:

My research interests are in applied functional analysis. In particular, I am interested in the discretisation of higher order partial differential equations. I am currently studying the numerical analysis of fourth order problems via the virtual element method.

Previous projects include:

  • Construction of projectors for the conforming and non-conforming virtual element method for polyharmonic problems (MSc dissertation).
  • Summation by parts (joint work for MASDOC research study groups).
  • Evolution semigroups and the conjugation problem (MMath dissertation).


  • Dedner, A. and Hodson, A. A general approach for constructing robust virtual element methods for fourth order problems. arXiv preprint arXiv:2008.01617 (2020)


  • November 2020: The fully nonconforming virtual element method for fourth order perturbation problems, SPAAM seminar series, University of Warwick
  • May 2019: The theory of summation by parts, MASDOC annual retreat, Borth, Wales


  • 2019 onwards: PhD, Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Warwick.
  • 2018 - 2019: MSc, Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Warwick.
  • 2013 - 2018: MMath, Mathematics at the University of Bath.

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