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Alison Parker

Associate Professor

Alison Parker
"The Temperley-Lieb algebra and its many variants form a very interesting area of representation theory partly because of its intuitive diagram representation but also as it has many important links to physics, and in particular to statistical mechanics."

Research impact

Impact is at the heart of all the research activities we undertake in the School of Mathematics at Leeds. We aim to use our knowledge and expertise to improve the world we live in and understand more about it.

Below are a few examples of the research we are undertaking and the impact it has had.

Statistical shape analysis of images of the human brain and its use in the criminal justice system and beyond

Astrophysical research leads to reversal of NASA panel prediction of solar activity

Modelling of polymer flow drives cheaper product development in the chemical industry

Simulation software assists leading UK inkjet companies in technology development

Gaining customer insights and generating revenue using statistical modelling.