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Abigail Coleman

Hi! I'm Abi, and I'm currently a second year PhD in the MathSys II CDT. My background is mainly in fluid dynamics from my undergraduate master's degree at the University of Manchester, where I produced a third year project on Extracting Energy from Waves, and a fourth year project on Aerodynamics of Sports Balls.

Currently I'm pursuing a PhD in epidemiology, supervised by Professor Matt Keeling, specifically using Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods to fit models for the spread of Varroa Destructor in domesticated honeybees.

I'm also the head of the Warwick Piscopia committee, which is an initiative that hopes to get more women and non-binary people into Maths.


MSc in Mathematics of Real World Systems (Distinction) University of Warwick

MMath Master's in Mathematics (First Class Honours) University of Manchester

Previous Projects:

Modelling the Spread and Non-reporting of Varroa destructor in England and Wales in 1992-92 - MSc solo project

Wealth Dynamics: Reallocation, Debt and Bankruptcy - MSc group project

Aerodynamics of Sports Balls - MMath 4th year project

Extracting Energy from Ocean Waves - MMath 3rd year project


I enjoy crocheting, sewing, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.

World of Woolcraft, where we get together and craft for an hour, happens every week at 3:30 on Wednesday.