Associate Professor Graham M Donovan

PhD (Northwestern)

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Associate Professor



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

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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

Areas of expertise

mathematical biology

asthma and airway physiology

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Donovan, G. M. (2020). Generalized distribution-moment approximation for kinetic theories of muscular contraction. Mathematical Biosciences, 329.10.1016/j.mbs.2020.108455
  • Wang, K. C. W., Donovan, G. M., James, A. L., & Noble, P. B. (2020). Asthma: Pharmacological degradation of the airway smooth muscle layer. The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology, 12610.1016/j.biocel.2020.105818
  • Donovan, G. M., Langton, D., & Noble, P. B. (2020). Phenotype- and patient-specific modelling in asthma: Bronchial thermoplasty and uncertainty quantification. Journal of theoretical biology, 50110.1016/j.jtbi.2020.110337
  • Pascoe, C. D., Green, F. H. Y., Elliot, J. G., James, A. L., Noble, P. B., & Donovan, G. M. (2020). Airway remodelling with spatial correlations: Implications for asthma pathogenesis. Respiratory physiology & neurobiology, 27910.1016/j.resp.2020.103469
  • Donovan, G. M., Wang, K. C. W., Shamsuddin, D., Mann, T. S., Henry, P. J., Larcombe, A. N., & Noble, P. B. (2020). Pharmacological ablation of the airway smooth muscle layer-Mathematical predictions of functional improvement in asthma. Physiological reports, 8 (11)10.14814/phy2.14451
  • Langton, D., Noble, P. B., Thien, F., & Donovan, G. M. (2020). Understanding the mechanism of bronchial thermoplasty using airway volume assessed by computed tomography (vol 5, 272, 2019). ERJ OPEN RESEARCH, 6 (1)10.1183/23120541.50272-2019
  • Sanford, N. L., Donovan, G. M., & Kath, W. L. (2020). Slip Rates and Slip Modes in an Actively Mode-Locked Laser. SIAM JOURNAL ON APPLIED DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS, 19 (2), 1472-1495. 10.1137/19M1297014
  • 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

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Level 2, Room 221
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