Alex Belton

Academic profile

Professor Alex Belton

Head of School and substantive Professor of Mathematics
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Alex's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 17: SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

About Alex

Alexander Belton joined the University of Plymouth in September 2022 after 15 years with Lancaster University. At Lancaster he held a number of senior roles within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, including five years as Head of Department. Prior to his time at Lancaster he held postdoctoral research positions at University College Cork, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg 1.

Professor Belton was a key figure in the establishment of the Lancaster University School of Mathematics and is a trustee of its governing trust.

Supervised Research Degrees

PhD students

  • Michał Gnacik (2014)
  • Jason Hancox (2018)


MATH1605 Probability with Applications (with Lauren Ansell)

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