About me

I’m a Reader (equivalent to associate professor for those outside the UK) in Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol, UK. I’m active in research and teach a number of undergraduate courses. I’m also husband to Johanna and father of Phoebe, Niamh, Esther and Titus. These site is a mixture of my personal interests and my professional work ― who said business and pleasure don’t mix?!

If you’d like to get in touch, see below.

  • For professional activities (i.e., mathematics/science/university enquiries), please email david.barton@bristol.ac.uk or telephone my office on 0117 3315613. The postal address is

    Department of Engineering Mathematics
    Merchant Venturers Building
    University of Bristol
    Woodland Road
    Bristol BS8 1UB
    United Kingdom

    my office is room 2.44 in the Merchant Venturers Building.

    My official responsibilities include

    • Faculty Admissions and Recruitment Officer (FARO) for Engineering. I’m overall responsible for student admissions into the Faculty of Engineering (both undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes).
    • Director of Postgraduate Research Studies for the School of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Engineering Mathematics (SCEEM). I’m responsible for research postgraduates (PhD students) across the school.


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