Bronwyn’s research interests lie in developing and solving mathematical models using nonlinear partial differential equations. She is motivated by many areas of application, including biological invasions, cell biology, viscous flow, and physical chemistry. She has a particular focus on the use of Lie symmetry techniques to construct analytic solutions of nonlinear reactiondiffusion equations.
Bronwyn is an enthusiastic teacher of mathematics.
About me
Bronwyn’s research interests lie in developing and solving mathematical models using nonlinear partial differential equations. She is motivated by many areas of application, including biological invasions, cell biology, viscous flow, and physical chemistry. She has a particular focus on the use of Lie symmetry techniques to construct analytic solutions of nonlinear reactiondiffusion equations.
Bronwyn is an enthusiastic teacher of mathematics.
About me
Current leadership in the mathematics profession
Secretary: Engineering Mathematics Group (from 2019)
Chair: AustMS Fellowship Committee (2020)
Committee member: AMSI Summer School Standing Committee (from 2017)
SA representative: ANZIAM Executive (from 2020)
Committee member: SA Branch of ANZIAM (from 2012)
Current leadership in mathematics education
Chief Examiner of Mathematics and Member of Eyesbury College Academic Board (from 2016)
Membership of professional associations
Member, Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS)
Member, Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM)
Member, Engineering Mathematics Group (EMG; a Special Interest Group of ANZIAM)
Member, Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group of the AustMS (WIMSIG)
Member, Golden Key International Honour Society
About me
Doctor of Philosophy University of Wollongong
Masters of Environmental Science University of Wollongong
Bachelor of Science The University of Adelaide
Coloid and surface science
Surface interactions; with Marta Krasowska (UniSA) and David Beattie (UniSA)
Modelling with nonlinear PDEs and symmetry analysis
Shocks in reactionnonlinear diffusion; with Martin Wechselberger and Robert Marangell (the University of Sydney) and Peter van Heijster (QUT)
Calcium fertilisation waves; with Phil Broadbridge (La Trobe University) and Yvonne Stokes (the University of Adelaide)
Problems with nonlinear diffusion; with Phil Broadbridge (La Trobe University) and Joel Moitsheki (University of the Witwatersrand)
Compactly supported solutions of nonlinear reactiondiffusion equations; with Maureen Edwards (University of Wollongong) and Bob Anderssen (CSIRO)
Selected invited conferences and... Read more
Research
Excludes commercialinconfidence projects.
Pattern formation of precursor films: a new mathematical model, ARC  Discovery Projects, 01/01/2021  31/12/2024
Unlocking complex resources through lean processing, BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Corporation Pty Ltd, 01/06/2018  28/02/2023
Unlocking complex resources through lean processing, SA Dept of Innovation and Skills (formerly DSD), 01/06/2018  28/02/2023
A novel geometric approach to shocks in reactionnonlinear diffusion models, ARC  Discovery Projects, 2020  2022
Research
Research outputs for the last seven years are shown below. To see earlier years visit ORCID, ResearcherID or Scopus
Open access indicates that an output is open access.
Year  Output 

2019 
Open access
1

2019 
Open access
5
4
2

2019 
Open access
22
25
6

2016 
Open access
13
14
1

2015 
Open access
12
9
1

Year  Output 

2022 
Open access

2022 
Open access
1

2022 
Open access
3

2022 
Open access

2022 
Open access

2021 
Open access
2
2
2

2021 
Open access
7

2021 
2
2
3

2021 
1
1
3

2021 
Open access
15
4

2020 
Open access

2020 
Open access
1
1

2019 
Open access
1

2019 
Open access
5
4
2

2019 
Open access
7
6
1

2019 
Open access
9
9
6

2019 
Open access
22
25
6

2019 
Open access
12
10
26

2018 
Open access
1
1

2018 
Open access
10
10
6

2017 
Open access
4
4
2

2016 
Open access
13
14
1

2016 
3
2
1

2015 
Open access
9
6

2015 
Open access
12
9
1

2015 
Open access
6
6

2013 
Open access
1
1

2013 
9
9

2011 
Open access
5
5

2011 
5
5

2010 
16
6

2010 
4
4

2010 
4
4

2009 
18
18

2008 
Open access
2
3

2008 
14
15

Year  Output 

2022 
Open access

2022 
Open access

2020 

Research
Coloid and surface science
Surface interactions; with Marta Krasowska (UniSA) and David Beattie (UniSA)
Modelling with nonlinear PDEs and symmetry analysis
Shocks in reactionnonlinear diffusion; with Martin Wechselberger and Robert Marangell (the University of Sydney) and Peter van Heijster (QUT)
Calcium fertilisation waves; with Phil Broadbridge (La Trobe University) and Yvonne Stokes (the University of Adelaide)
Problems with nonlinear diffusion; with Phil Broadbridge (La Trobe University) and Joel Moitsheki (University of the Witwatersrand)
Compactly supported solutions of nonlinear reactiondiffusion equations; with Maureen Edwards (University of Wollongong) and Bob Anderssen (CSIRO)
Selected invited conferences and seminars
Analytic solutions of nonlinear reactiondiffusion equations with applications in biology, ANZIAM Lecturer, New Zealand Mathematics Colloquium, 2019
Analytic solutions for a reactiondiffusion model of calcium waves on the surface of amphibian eggs, AustraliaJapan Workshop on Dynamical Systems and the Life Sciences, Biei, Japan, 2018
Analytical solutions of nonlinear reactiondiffusion equations in various coordinate systems, Mathematical Society of Japan Seasonal Institute: The role of metrics in the theory of PDEs, Sapporo, Japan, 2018
Analytic solutions to nonlinear reactiondiffusion equations on the surface of a sphere, Workshop on Waves in Neural Media, The Fields Institute, Toronto, 2017
Electrokinetics behaviour concentrated suspensions, Workshop on Wave Transport of Ionic Species, The Fields Institute, Toronto, 2017
External engagement & recognition
Organisation  Country 

City University of Hong Kong  HONG KONG 
CP Kelco Oy  FINLAND 
CSIRO Australia (Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation)  AUSTRALIA 
Glenn Research Center  UNITED STATES 
Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry PAS  POLAND 
Kyushu University  JAPAN 
La Trobe University  AUSTRALIA 
Loughborough University  UNITED KINGDOM 
Magotteaux Australia  AUSTRALIA 
National University of Sciences and Technology  PAKISTAN 
Queensland University of Technology  AUSTRALIA 
RMIT University  AUSTRALIA 
Stellenbosch University  SOUTH AFRICA 
Technical University of Darmstadt  GERMANY 
University of Adelaide  AUSTRALIA 
University of Alberta  CANADA 
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  UNITED STATES 
University of New South Wales  AUSTRALIA 
University of South Australia  AUSTRALIA 
University of Sydney  AUSTRALIA 
University of the Witwatersrand  SOUTH AFRICA 
University of Wollongong  AUSTRALIA 
Vidyasagar University  INDIA 
Virginia Commonwealth University  UNITED STATES 
WrocÅ‚aw University of Science and Technology  POLAND 
External engagement & recognition
Engagement/recognition  Year 

Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2022 
Committee MemberWe consider a family of exact solutions to a nonlinear reactionâ€“diffusion model, constructed using nonclassical symmetry analysis. In a particular limit, the mathematical model approaches the wellknown Fisherâ€“KPP model, which means that it is related to various applications including cancer progression, wound healing and ecological invasion. The exact solution is mathematically interesting since exact solutions of the Fisherâ€“KPP model are rare, and often restricted to longtime travelling wave solutions for special values of the travelling wave speed. 
2022 
Plenary SpeakerAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) conference 
2022 
Associate EditorActa Applicandae Mathematicae 
2021 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2021 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2021 
Invited SpeakerPDE Models in Mathematical Biology, AMIS Workshop 
2021 
Secretary, Engineering Mathematics GroupEmerald Group Publishing Ltd 
2021 
Academic Board Member, Chief ExaminerEynesbury College 
2020 
Associate EditorANZIAM Journal 
2020 
Board MemberAustralian Mathematical Sciences Institute 
2020 
Chair, Engineering Mathematics GroupAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2020 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2020 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2020 
Invited SpeakerMathematical Medicine and Biology Virtual Seminar Series, University of Nottingham 
2020 
Keynote SpeakerApplied Mathematics Session, Australian Mathematical Society Annual Meeting 
2020 
Academic Board Member, Chief ExaminerEynesbury College 
2019 
ANZIAM LecturerNew Zealand Mathematics Colloquium 
2019 
Associate EditorANZIAM Journal 
2019 
Chair, Engineering Mathematics GroupAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2019 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2019 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2019 
Conference Director, Workshop on Applications of Nonlinear Diffusion EquationsAustralian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) 
2019 
Invited SpeakerQueensland Branch of ANZIAM 
2019 
Invited SpeakerQueensland University of Technology 
2019 
Invited SpeakerUniversity of Adelaide 
2019 
Invited two day workshopUniversity of Newcastle 
2019 
Academic Board Member, Chief ExaminerEynesbury College 
2018 
Associate EditorANZIAM Journal 
2018 
ChairAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2018 
Chair, Engineering Mathematics GroupAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2018 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2018 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2018 
Invited LecturerThe 11th Mathematical Society of Japan Seasonal Institute 
2018 
Invited SpeakerSecond Joint AustraliaJapan Workshop on Dynamical Systems with Applications in Life Science 
2018 
Academic Board Member, Chief ExaminerEynesbury College 
2017 
Associate EditorANZIAM Journal 
2017 
ChairAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2017 
Chair, Engineering Mathematics GroupAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2017 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2017 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2017 
Invited Speaker, Focus Program on Multiscale Modelling of Wave Structures in TissuesFields Institute 
2017 
MemberAustralian Mathematical Society (AustMS) 
2017 
Academic Board Member, Chief ExaminerEynesbury College 
2016 
Associate EditorANZIAM Journal 
2016 
ChairAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2016 
Chair, Engineering Mathematics GroupAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2016 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2016 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2016 
Associate EditorANZIAM Journal 
2015 
Chair, Engineering Mathematics GroupAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2015 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2015 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2015 
Conference Director, Engineering Mathematics GroupAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2015 
SecretaryAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2015 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2014 
SecretaryAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2014 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2013 
SecretaryAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2013 
Teaching & student supervision
Teaching & student supervision
Supervisions from 2010 shown
Thesis title  Student status 

Diffusive processes in mineral processing  Current 
Harmonicmeasure distribution functions, and related functions, for simply connected and multiply connected twodimensional regions  Current 
Integration of instream and particle size measurements in flotation  Current 
Lie symmetry analysis in regularised nonlinear diffusion problems  Current 
E.D.E.M. extendeddomaineigenfunction method  Completed 
Fluid flow and particle transport through periodic capillaries  Completed 
Hydrodynamic boundary conditions at fluidliquid interfaces: from fundamentals to application  Completed 
Towards multilayered emulsion applications: polyelectrolyte multilayers at interfaces  Completed 