Dr Dawn Walker

Senior Lecturer
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 1914

Member of the Complex Systems Modelling research group
Personal website: staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/D.Walker/

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Dr Dawn Walker



Dr Dawn Walker is a senior lecturer in the Computational Biology Group in the Department of Computer Science. Her primary research interest is the use of individual-based models to understand the function and structure of biological tissues. She is also interested in multi-scale and multi-paradigm models in biology and medicine, and the use of bioelectric properties of epithelial tissues in early cancer diagnosis.

Other professional activities and achievements

  • Deputy Director of Undergraduate Admissions


  • Agent (individual) based Modelling in predicting emergent properties of biological tissues
  • Multiscale Modelling in biological and biomedical applications
  • Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) for the diagnosis of early cancerous changes in epithelial tissues

Current grants

Previous grants

  • CHIC: Computational Horizons in Cancer, EC FP7, 04/2013 to 03/2017, £777,005, as Co-PI
  • A combined in vitro and in virtuo multi-scale approach to understanding individual and integrated cell behaviour during homeostasis and wound repair, The Wellcome Trust, 09/2010 to 09/2013, £140,547, as PI
  • MeDDiCA: Medical Devices Design in Cardiovascular Applications, University College London, 09/2009 to 08/2013, £340,386, as Co-PI
  • The Virtual Tendon - a multi-scale computational model of dnamical tissue remodelling, Arthritis Research Campaign, 09/2009 to 08/2012, £155,321, as PI
  • Engineering Virus-like Nanoparticles for Targeting the Central Nervous System, EPSRC, 05/2009 to 08/2012, £2,109,411, as Co-PI