Dr Mark McCartney

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

School of Computing

Belfast campus

Room BC-05-125,
2-24 York Street,
BT15 1AP,

Computer Science Research

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

Dr Mark McCartney


Mark McCartney has a BSc (Hons) degree in applied mathematics,  PGCE in secondary level education, and a MSc and PhD in theoretical atomic physics, all from Queen's University, Belfast.

His research in applied mathematics currently lies within chaotic dynamics and mathematical ecology, but he has also published widely in mathematics education and the history of science.

He has been involved in a number of funded research projects, including (with Tony Mann and Noel-Ann Bradshaw from the University of Greenwich) work on the use of the history within the mathematics curriculum, and (with David Glass here at the UU) work on the nature of explanation in scientific reasoning.

He has a number of roles outside the university, including being President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics (2018-2020); acting as reviews editor for the Newsletter of the London Mathematical Society and being associate editor of the International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology.

Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities with Dr Mark McCartney
Title Closing Date
Machine Learning and Statistical Approaches for Understanding Vulture Behavioural Ecology  Funded PhD Opportunity Funded PhD Opportunity Monday 26 February 2024 4:00PM