am an Emeritus Professor in the Department
of Mathematics and Statistics
within the Faculty
of Mathematics, Computing and Technology
at the Open
The postal address is: Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, U.K.
You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
My research area is combinatorics, in particular block designs
graduated in 1967 from Imperial College with a B.Sc. (Hons class
Mathematics, and subsequently obtained my Ph.D., also from
College, in 1970. For two years I worked as an investment
for a further two years as a school teacher before moving in
Preston Polytechnic (now the University of Central Lancashire)
lecturer in Mathematics. While at Preston I worked in a variety
roles, in particular as Programme Coordinator and as
Officer for Combined Studies, as a designer of the credit
scheme, and as acting Head of the Department of Mathematics and
Statistics. I was awarded a University Professorship in 1993.
time at Preston, I undertook research work in combinatorics in
partnership with my colleague Terry Griggs, as well as
projects both in Combined Studies and within Mathematics. I also
undertook consultancy work for a local engineering company. My
teaching activities were in mathematical methods, analysis and
Terry Griggs and I took early retirement from
Central Lancashire in 1997 and subsequently joined the Open
in 1999 as Research Fellows. Here we joined the active Combinatorics Research Group
I have published over 100 papers in refereed journals since
being joint with Terry and several being joint with other OU
colleagues. In addition, Terry and I produced the 30-point M.Sc.
M836 (Coding Theory)
which has run
very successfully since 2002.
March 2008 I retired from my full-time post and I am now an
Emeritus Professor of the University.
Mike Grannell email@example.com