Ruth Baker

Partner Investigator

Professor Ruth Baker is a world-leader in biological mathematics. She is a Professor in Applied Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute of University of Oxford.

Professor Baker’s research sits at the interface of applied mathematics and statistics and the biomedical sciences. She develops and uses powerful and versatile mathematical, computational, and statistical tools to tackle some of the biggest challenges in the field. The innovative tools she develops draw upon ideas from a diverse range of subfields of mathematics, and they aim to enable full exploitation of the quantitative data now routinely collected in the field by transforming our ability to analyse, simulate, and calibrate mathematical models. Professor Baker’s experience in developing new theoretical methodologies and subsequently deploying them to provide new biological insights has led to the publication of over 180 articles in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals, including Nature and Science.

She has been elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (2020) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (2019). Nationally, she has held several prestigious fellowships, including from the Royal Society (Wolfson Research Merit Award 2017-22), the Leverhulme Trust (2017-19), and she has been awarded the Whitehead Prize of the London Mathematical Society (2014).