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Dr Mark Callaway

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics


I am an Education and Scholarship Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, focussed on teaching and enhancing the student learning experience. I primarily teach on the Mathematical Sciences programmes based on the Penryn Campus. My research interests lie in the field of Random Dynamical Systems.

I joined the University of Exeter in 2016 with the launch of the Mathematical Sciences programmes and have been involved in their development throughout: creating, developing and teaching on modules across all year groups and contributing more broadly to the structure of the programmes. I have particular interests in incorporating ideas from the pedagogies of Research & Problem Based Learning into mathematics teaching and creating interactive visualisations of mathematical concepts. I was honoured to receive the following teaching awards for 2019/20: Inspirational Teaching (CEMPS Winner), Students’ Guild and Students’ Union Teaching Awards 2020; Best Lecturer, College Awards 2020; Best Lecturer, MathSoc Awards 2020. I also hold the role of Senior Tutor for Mathematical Sciences in which I oversee academic and pastoral support of our students.

Before joining the University of Exeter I was a Scientist at the Met Office within the Satellite Applications group. My educational background is: MSci Physics with Astrophysics, University of Bristol; PhD Mathematics, Imperial College London.


In 2020/21 I am leading the following modules:

  • MTH2008 Real Analysis
  • ECM2902 Linear Algebra
  • ECM3902 Work Placement
  • ECM3903 Mathematical Sciences Project
  • ECM3906 Graphs Networks and Algorithms
  • ECMM903 Computational Modelling and Simulation

I have also previously taught:

  • ECM1901 Calculus and Geometry
  • ECM1906 Dynamics
  • ECM1916 Puzzles, Paradoxes and Paradigms

Research Interests

  • Random dynamical systems
  • Bifurcation theory
  • Ergodic theory
  • Attractors and Morse decompositions
  • Spectral concepts in dynamical systems: Lyapunov exponents and exponential dichotomies
  • Mathematical pedagogy