I'm a mathematician working at the University of Leeds.

- BSc (Hons) First Class Mathematics University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
- MSc Mathematics Warwick University.
- PhD Mathematics
Warwick University. Thesis Title:
*Local Topology of Complex Analytic Maps*. Supervisor: Prof. David Mond. - PGCHE Middlesex University.

- 1994-1996, Research Associate to Prof. J.W. Bruce in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Liverpool University.
- 1996-1998, Lecturer in Mathematics, Middlesex University.
- 1998-2000, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, Middlesex University.
- 2000-2005, Lecturer in Pure Mathematics University of Leeds.
- 2005-Present, Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics University of Leeds.

I have three books available:

- How to Think Like A Mathematician, 2009.
- Variational Problems in Differential Geometry, London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, edited by Roger Bielawski, Kevin Houston, Martin Speight, 2011.
- Real and Complex Singularities, edited by Victor Goryunov, Kevin Houston, Roberta Wik-Atique, 20012.

Currently I am

- a member of the LMS Education Committee
- a University Teaching Fellow,
- an associate editor for The Journal of Singularities,
- BSc Mathematics coordinator for the School of Mathematics,

I have been

- an external examiner for Oxford Brookes University (2010 -- 2014),
- an external examiner for the Open University (2012 -- 2014),
- a Holgate lecturer for the LMS.

I have appeared on

- BBC News Channel
- BBC Radio Leeds (Tau day, Vorderman review of mathematics, maths busking, review of the papers)
- BBC Radio Three Counties
- BBC Radio Scotland
- Phantom Radio, Dublin

and have been interviewed by the Guardian, the Times and BBC online, as well as contributing a blog post to Times online.