Dr Graham Mauch Donovan

PhD (Northwestern)

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Senior Lecturer



In 2010 Graham joined the Department of Mathematics here at The University of Auckland as a lecturer in applied mathematics.

Read more information about Dr Donovan's research at his personal website.


Research | Current

Research outputs (below) are automatically updated, but may not include the very latest work; please see also http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/~gdon030/

Postgraduate supervision

Research projects are available for motivated and capable students at all levels. Funding (fees+stipend) is available for PhD students with strong academic records. For more information please see http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/~gdon030/

Areas of expertise

mathematical biology

asthma and airway physiology

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Rampadarath, A. K., & Donovan, G. M. (2020). An in silico study examining the role of airway smooth muscle dynamics and airway compliance on the rate of airway re-narrowing after deep inspiration. Respiratory physiology & neurobiology, 27110.1016/j.resp.2019.103257
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anand Rampadarath
  • Elliot, J. G., Donovan, G. M., Wang, K. C. W., Green, F. H. Y., James, A. L., & Noble, P. B. (2019). Fatty airways: implications for obstructive disease. The European respiratory journal, 54 (6).10.1183/13993003.00857-2019
  • Donovan, G. M., Elliot, J. G., Green, F. H. Y., James, A. L., & Noble, P. B. (2019). Reply to: Comment on "Unraveling a Clinical Paradox: Why Does Bronchial Thermoplasty Work in Asthma?". American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology, 61 (5), 661-663. 10.1165/rcmb.2019-0137le
  • Langton, D., Noble, P. B., Thien, F., & Donovan, G. M. (2019). Understanding the mechanism of bronchial thermoplasty using airway volume assessed by computed tomography. ERJ open research, 5 (4).10.1183/23120541.00272-2019
  • Noble, P. B., Kowlessur, D., Larcombe, A. N., Donovan, G. M., & Wang, K. C. W. (2019). Mechanical Abnormalities of the Airway Wall in Adult Mice After Intrauterine Growth Restriction. FRONTIERS IN PHYSIOLOGY, 1010.3389/fphys.2019.01073
  • Donovan, G. M. (2019). Numerical discovery and continuation of points of infinitesimal homeostasis. Mathematical biosciences, 311, 62-67. 10.1016/j.mbs.2019.03.005
  • Donovan, G. M., Elliot, J. G., Boser, S. R., Green, F. H. Y., James, A. L., & Noble, P. B. (2019). Patient-specific targeted bronchial thermoplasty: predictions of improved outcomes with structure-guided treatment. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), 126 (3), 599-606. 10.1152/japplphysiol.00951.2018
  • Donovan, G. M. (2018). Biological version of Braess' paradox arising from perturbed homeostasis. PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 98 (6)10.1103/PhysRevE.98.062406

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Level 2, Room 221
New Zealand

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