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Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (FIMA)
Chartered Mathematician (CMath)
Chartered Scientist (CSci)

BSc(Hons) (Cardiff University 1989)
MSc with Distinction (1st) (Cardiff University 1991)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


David has over twenty years lecturing experience in Applied Mathematics and has had involvement with the current undergraduate and postgraduate provisions at the University of South Wales (formerly the University of Wales, Newport) since 2002.

David Baxter studied at Cardiff University gaining a BSc (Hons) and also thereafter an MSc and his previous areas of research include the mathematical modelling of low energy dynamic compaction and fluid dynamics. As part of his role as programme leader he was previously responsible for developing relationships with partners within the oil and gas sectors in the Middle Eastern Gulf States.

He is a Chartered Mathematician and a Fellow of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, he is also a Chartered Scientist within the same professional institution and has had industrial experience with multi-national organisations in both the contracting and consultancy sectors.

Whilst in industry David worked as a consultant on projects which involved the prediction and modelling of groundwater changes due to the construction of the Cardiff Bay Barrage; thereafter he was also assigned to work on the design of the redevelopment and improvement of Baltimore harbour in Maryland, USA – a project undertaken in conjunction with Princeton University.


Currently the programme leader for both Masters and Bachelors provisions within the department and formerly (University of Wales) the International Academic Programme Liaison Director for the Middle East.


Currently the external examiner for programmes delivered in both Engineering and Mathematics at Liverpool John Moores University and at The University of Exeter.
Formerly external examiner for provisions at the Faculty of Science & Engineering at Plymouth University.

External advisor for the validation of undergraduate degree programmes at Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia (Asia Pacific University, Kuala Lumpur) and Sri Lanka (Western College for Management and Technology, Mount Lavinia).

Facilitator in the the organisation and delivery of the USW degree partnerships in the Asia Pacific region with Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China.

Areas of Expertise

Applied Mathematics
Fluid Mechanics
Hydraulics & Engineering Hydrology
Water & Environmental Engineering

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