Dr Damian Farnell
Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics
I am a senior lecturer of medical statistics at the School of Dentistry at Cardiff University, UK, and I am the module leader for two postgraduate courses on "Research Methods" (DET031) and "Postgraduate Dental Professionalism" in the School of Dentistry. I provide research advice and statistical consultancy for projects in the School of Dentistry.
- Book: An Introduction to Lattice Quantum Spin Systems by JB Parkinson and DJJ Farnell. Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 816. Written by J.B. Parkinson and D.J.J. Farnell. (Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2010). (Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-13289-6).
- Book: Quantum Magnetism. Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 645, U Schollwoeck, J Richter, DJJ Farnell, and RF Bishop, (Editors), (Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2004). (Hardcover ISBN: 3-540-21422-4. Softcover from 2010: ISBN: 978-3642059766)
- Book: Coupled Cluster Method Theories of Quantum Magnetism, RF Bishop, PHY Li, DJJ Farnell, and R Zinke. Accepted for publication in the Springer series: Solid State Science (May 2018).
- Evidence reviews: Oral Health for Adults Nursing in Care Homes for the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) (2016).
- Research article: A systematic review of information literacy programs in higher education: Effects of face-to-face, online and blended formats on student skills and views by Alison L. Weightman, Delyth Morris, Heather Strange, Gillian Hallam, Damian J.J. Farnell (Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 12.3, 20-55 (2017)) nominated for the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research by the Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association.
- Research article: What’s in a Smile? Initial Results of Multilevel Principal Components Analysis of Facial Shape and Image Texture. DJJ Farnell, J Galloway, A Zhurov, S Richmond, P Pirttiniemi, and Raija Lähdesmäki. Communications in Computer and Information Science (2018). (22nd Conference, MIUA 2018, Southampton, UK, July 9-11, 2018, Proceedings Editors: Nixon, Mark, Mahmoodi, Sasan, Zwiggelaar, Reyer (Eds.).) ISBN 978-3-319-95920-7.)
- PhD entitled “Integrable and Non-Integrable Quantum Arrays” (1994) UMIST, UK.
- BSc on Mathematical Physics (1991) UMIST, UK.
Honours and awards
- Poster prize at the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar entitled ‘Quantum Magnetism in Low Spatial Dimensions’ (2012).
- Course prize. Undergraduate degree Mathematical Physics (1991) UMIST, UK.
- From 2017-present: Senior lecturer in Medical Statistics, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, UK
- 2014-2017: Lecturer in Medical Statistics, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, UK.
- 2011-2014: Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, University of South Wales, UK.
- 2007-2011: Research Statistician, University of Manchester, UK.
- 2003-2006: Lecturer in Ophthalmic Imaging, St. Paul’s Eye Unit + University of Liverpool, UK.
- Before 2003: Post-doctoral researcher (from 1996) and software engineer (1995).w
Poster presentations and talks (2012 to 2018 only):
- "What’s in a Smile? Initial Results of Multilevel Principal Components Analysis of Facial Shape and Image Texture". Oral presentation at Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA) 2018. Southampton (July 2018).
- "What’s in a Smile? Multilevel Models of Facial Shape and Appearance". Oral presentation at the Dental School Research Day (16 May 2018)
- “Mathematics in Medicine.” A lecture in the series: Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses at the University of South Wales (March 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).
- "Emergence of magnetic order in kagome antiferromagnets: the role of next-nearest neighbour bonds." Poster at the Strongly Correlated Electrons (SCES) conference Prague (July 2017).
- "Initial Results of Multilevel Principal Components Analysis of Facial Shape". Poster Presentation. Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA) 2017. Edinburgh (July 2017).
- "Systematic Review of online, face-to-face, and blended formats for teaching information literacy / library skills to undergraduates." Lightning talk and poster. Centre for Education Innovation, Learning and Teachng event (July 2017).
- "Monte Carlo Methods and Teaching Biostatistics". Oral presentation. Burwalls, for Teachers for Medical Statistics. Nottingham (June 2017).
- "Oral Health Inequalities in 5-year old Children in Wales." Oral presentation. IADR 2017. San Fransisco, USA (March 2017).
- “Mathematics in Medicine.” A lecture in the series: Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses at the University of South Wales (March 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017).
- “Monte Carlo simulation of Latanoprost-induced iris darkening. (Or: “How maths helped to prove that it wasn’t cancer” …!)” Informal talk given to Applied Clinical Research and Public Health groups, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University (January 2016).
- “Multilevel Principal Component Analysis (mPCA) in Shape Analysis: A Feasibility Study in Medical and Dental Imaging.” Invited talk to the Division of Mathematics, University of South Wales, UK (January 2016).
- “Information literacy teaching in Universities - A systematic review of evaluation studies: Preliminary findings for online versus traditional methods.” (POSTER) by Weightman AL, Farnell D., Morris D, Strange H. Evidence based library and information practice conference (EBLIP) in Brisbane (July 2015). http://eblip8.info/
- “Applications of the coupled cluster method to quantum magnetism,” invited talk at the Theorie der kondensierten Materie II, Theoretical Physics Institute, Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg, Germany (June 2015).
- “An overview of the coupled cluster method,” invited talk at the Theorie der kondensierten Materie II, Theoretical Physics Institute, Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg, Germany (June 2015).
- “The magnetisation process of triangular-lattice antiferromagnets.” (POSTER) Theoretical and Experimental Magnetism Meeting, Cosener’s House, Addingdon UK (July 2013).
- Internal research talk on “Coupled Fluid/Strcuture Interactions: How do hearts beat, flags flap, and fish swim?” Division of Mathematics, University of Glamorgan (2012).
- “Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the kagome lattice with arbitrary spin: A higher-order coupled cluster treatment” by O. Goetze, J. Richter, DJJ Farnell et al. Poster at the 504. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar
- “Ground-state phase structure of the spin-1/2 anisotropic planar pyrochlore model’ by PHY Li, R.F. Bishop, DJJ Farnell, and C.E. Campbell at the 504. Poster. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar entitled ‘Quantum Magnetism in Low Spatial Dimensions’. POSTER PRIZE AWARDED!
- “Coupled Cluster Theories of Quantum Magnetism” talk at the 504 WE-Hereaus Seminar on “Quantum Magnetism in Low Spatial Dimensions”, Bad Honnef (April 2012).
Committees and reviewing
- Dental Research Ethics Committee
- Dental Postgraduate Research Committee
- College Data Strategy Committee
- Module leader for module entitled: "DET031: Research Methods" for postgraduate students in the School of Dentistry.
- Module leader for an online postgraduate module entitled: "Postgraduate Dental Professionalism"
- Academic tutor for second-year undergraduate dental students
- PhD supervision
- MSc project supervision
- Medical imaging and image processing
- Numerical biosimulation
- Quantum magnetism
- Quantum many-body theory
Automated Retinal Image Analysis (ARIA) dataset
- Principal researcher for the ARIA project at St. Paul's Eye Unit, RLUHT. Recruitment of patients, retinal photography, and image analysis of resulting digital fundus photographs. See this link http://eyecharity.weebly.com/aria_online.html for a directory of images collected by members of staff of St Paul's Eye Unit and the University of Liverpool as part of the ARIA project.
- Systematic review of traditional, online, and blended provision of university information literacy (article recently published on this topic in the journal "Evidence Based Library and Information Practice") and statistical support for ongoing research projects in this topic.
CCCM (crystallographic coupled cluster method):
- CCCM is a high-order CCM (coupled cluster method) code for lattice spin systems at T=0 by Damian J. J. Farnell (DF).
- Historically, this code is based on "foundations" laid by Ray Bishop and John Parkinson (amongst others), and Chen Zeng's work in the 90's on the high-order code.
- This code has been exploited and pushed forward by Damian Farnell and Sven Krüger primarily.
- Joerg Schulenburg (JS) improved this code greatly and he has set up this webpage for distribution of the most recent code.
- 3D facial shape analysis (1 PGR student)