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Professor David Brannan

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  • Visiting Informal Academic
  • Emeritus Professor
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Mathematics & Statistics
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Professional biography

After a BSc in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Glasgow University, I did a PhD in Complex Analysis under Prof Jim Clunie at Imperial College, London.  I then spent time at University of Maryland College Park, Syracuse University, Glasgow University and Queen Elizabeth College London University before joining The Open University (for which I had tutored since 1973) on 1.1.79.  I served as Head of the Pure Mathematics Department in 1979-96, and then Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computing in 1996-2006 (becoming the longest-serving elected Dean).

Outside The Open University, I have spent time at University of Illinois, Carleton University, The Technion, and University of California San Diego, I was London Mathematical Society Council & General Secretary in 1971-81, LMS Proceedings Editor 1983-86, LMS Publications Secretary 1986-96, and European Mathematical Society Secretary 1999-2002.  In addition i have served as External Examiner at around 13 universities in UK and Malaysia, and Teaching Quality Assessor at around 8 universities in Scotland, Wales and England.

I have jointly edited two books, and authored two others - "Geometry" (two editions) and "A First Course in Mathematical Analysis".

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