Philip K. Maini received his B.A. in mathematics from Balliol College, Oxford, in 1982 and his DPhil in 1985 under the supervision of Prof J.D. Murray, FRS. After completing his studies he spent a year as an Assistant Master at Eton College before returning to the Centre for Mathematical Biology (CMB) in 1987 as a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. In 1988 he was appointed Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, before returning to Oxford, initially as a University Lecturer and then as Professor and Director of the CMB. He
is currently on the editorial boards of a large number of journals, including serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of Mathematical
Biology. He has also been an elected member of the Boards of the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) and European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMBTB). He is a Fellow of the IMA and a
Corresponding Member of the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias.
His present research projects include the modelling of avascular and vascular tumours, normal and abnormal wound healing, and a number of applications of mathematical modelling in pattern formation in early development, as well as the theoretical analysis of the mathematical models that arise in all these applications. He has over 300 publications
in the field and has held visiting positions at a number of universities worldwide. He was a Distinguished Foreign Visiting Fellow, Hokkaido University (2002). In 2005 he was elected Honorary Guest Professor, University of Electronic Science Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, in 2006 appointed to a 3-year Adjunct Professorship at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (and
again in 2012), in 2010 appointed to a 3-year Adjunct Professorship at Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand, and also appointed as a Distinguished Research Fellow at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), South Africa.
He co-authored a Bellman Prize winning paper (1997), was awarded a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship for 2001-2 and a Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award (2006-11). In 2009 he was awarded the LMS Naylor Prize and Lectureship.