I was born in Seville and grew up in Antequera and Rincón de la Victoria, in the south of Spain. I studied physics and mathematics at the University of Granada, where I did a PhD entitled 'Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems', under the supervision of Joaquín Torres and Joaquín Marro. I was a postdoc at the University of Oxford working with Nick Jones before taking up a Marie Curie research fellowship at Imperial College London. After a brief period in a joint position between DNV GL and the University of Bath, I became a Warwick Zeeman Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Warwick in 2014. In 2017 I took up my current position at the University of Birmingham as Lecturer in Applied Mathematics.

Samuel Johnson on Nohoch Mul pyramid in Cobá, Mexico (summer of 2017).

Nohoch Mul pyramid in Cobá, Mexico (September 2017).