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Ranked in the UK top ten for research quality, impact and power.

The quality of the School’s research was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) where Mathematics at Leeds was ranked equal 8th overall and equal 9th for research impact in the UK.

The quality of research saw an increase in grade point average to 3.21 with 85% of work rated as internationally leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).

The School is comprised of four sections, Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Statistics, each with an enviable reputation for research. Together they form one of the largest research schools of mathematicians in the UK, with around 64 academic staff, 17 postdoctoral fellows and 56 postgraduate research students.

Our research is wide-ranging and increasingly interdisciplinary with academic staff actively collaborating with other departments, other universities, and with industry and public services in this country and all around the world. The total live grant portfolio in Mathematics is £9.5M, with an annual research spend of £2.7M.

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Research Visitors' Centre

The Research Visitors' Centre (RVC) has been designed specifically for use by research visitors during their stay at Leeds. It provides office accommodation, computer facilities and access to a range of services.

To find out more about the RVC and our visitor programme please contact Prof. Carmen Molina-Paris, Director of Research or Jessica Brennan, the RVC Coordinator.

Staff profile

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."