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
A video about this aspect of my research can be found on the Sydney Mathematics Research Institute website.
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... Read more
Research
Excludes commercialinconfidence projects.
Pattern formation of precursor films: a new mathematical model, ARC  Discovery Projects, 01/01/2022  31/12/2025
Unlocking complex resources through lean processing, SA Dept of Innovation and Skills (formerly DSD), 01/06/2018  31/08/2024
Unlocking complex resources through lean processing, BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Corporation Pty Ltd, 01/06/2018  31/08/2024
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. Some longstanding staff members may have older outputs included. To see earlier years visit ORCID, ResearcherID or Scopus
Open access indicates that an output is open access.
Year  Output 

2022 
Open access
2
3

2019 
Open access
1

2019 
Open access
7
7
2

2019 
Open access
34
41
7

2015 
Open access
18
16
1

Year  Output 

2024 
Open access

2024 
Open access

2024 
Open access
4
4

2023 
Open access
3
3
1

2023 
Open access
1

2022 
Open access
1
1

2022 
Open access
2
1

2022 
Open access
2
3

2022 
Open access

2022 
Open access

2021 
Open access
8
9
2

2021 
Open access
5
5
8

2021 
Open access
4
4
4

2021 
Open access
2
2
4

2021 
Open access
35
34
4

2020 
Open access

2020 
Open access
2
2

2019 
Open access
1

2019 
Open access
7
7
2

2019 
Open access
10
8
1

2019 
Open access
12
11
6

2019 
Open access
34
41
7

2019 
Open access
31
24
24

2018 
Open access
4
3

2018 
Open access
19
18
7

2017 
Open access
5
4
2

2016 
Open access
20
20
1

2016 
6
5
1

2015 
Open access
9
8

2015 
Open access
18
16
1

2015 
Open access
7
6

2013 
Open access
1
1

2013 
11
10

2011 
Open access
5
5

2011 
10
10

2010 
16
6

2010 
4
4

2010 
4
4

2009 
19
19

2008 
Open access
2
3

2008 
15
16

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
A video about this aspect of my research can be found on the Sydney Mathematics Research Institute website.
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
Reactiondiffusion, symmetries and solutions, plenary speaker, ANZIAM conference, 2022
Analytic solutions of various reactiondiffusion models, keynote speaker, AustMS Annual Meeting, 2021
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 (CityU)  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 Pty Ltd  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 

Associate EditorProceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 
2023 
Associate EditorANZIAM Journal 
2023 
Board Member and Associate Member RepresentativeAustralian Mathematical Sciences Institute 
2023 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2023 
Council memberAustralian Council of Heads of Mathematical Sciences 
2023 
Editorial Board MemberActa Applicandae Mathematicae 
2023 
Invited speakerQueensland University of Technology School of Mathematics Colloquium 
2023 
Keynote speakerMathematical Association of South Australia Annual Conference Carol Moule Keynote Address 
2023 
Associate EditorANZIAM Journal 
2022 
Board Member and Associate Member RepresentativeAustralian Mathematical Sciences Institute 
2022 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2022 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2022 
Council memberAustralian Council of Heads of Mathematical Sciences 
2022 
Editorial Board MemberActa Applicandae Mathematicae 
2022 
Invited speakerUniversity of Melbourne Mathematical Biology Seminar Series 
2022 
Plenary SpeakerAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) conference 
2022 
Associate EditorANZIAM Journal 
2021 
Associate EditorActa Applicandae Mathematicae 
2021 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2021 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2021 
Editorial Board MemberActa Applicandae Mathematicae 
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) 
2020 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
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) 
2019 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
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) 
2018 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
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) 
2017 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
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) 
2016 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
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) 
2015 
Committee MemberAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
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 

106660 Wetting, spreading, and adhesion of oils on composite mineral surfaces  Current 
108311Ultrathin ionic liquid films on surfaces  Current 
208Mathematical modelling and computation of biofilm growth and cell death  Current 
213Mathematical modelling of the extracellular actin scavenging system  Current 
Integration of instream and particle size measurements in flotation  Current 
Lie symmetry analysis in regularised nonlinear diffusion problems  Current 
Pattern formation of precursor films: a new mathematical model  Current 
Diffusive processes in mineral processing  Completed 
E.D.E.M. extendeddomaineigenfunction method  Completed 
Fluid flow and particle transport through periodic capillaries  Completed 
Harmonicmeasure distribution functions, and related functions, for simply connected and multiply connected twodimensional regions  Completed 
Hydrodynamic boundary conditions at fluidliquid interfaces: from fundamentals to application  Completed 
Towards multilayered emulsion applications: polyelectrolyte multilayers at interfaces  Completed 