After completing a degree in Maths and Physics at Exeter University, and a PhD in Civil Engineering (studying a storm sewer overflow) at Sheffield City Polytechnic, I joined the University of Manchester in 1991.
I began as an RA, working with Prof Chris Taylor on modelling industrial components.
I was awarded an SERC Postgraduate fellowship in 1993, and an EPSRC Advanced Fellowship in 1995.
I became a Lecturer in ISBE in June 2001, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in October 2002.
I became a Reader in Computer Vision in August 2005, and was appointed as a Professorial Research Fellow in August 2006.
My research has concentrated on constructing statistical models of the shape and appearance of objects in images, and in developing algorithms to match such models to new images. We have applied these models to many problems in the industrial and medical domains, and to the interpretation of facial images.